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A community foundation is a vehicle for charitable giving. Community foundations work with individuals, families and companies to design bespoke grant making strategies that target particular issues or focus on particular geographical areas. There are 48 accredited community foundations in the UK.
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UKCF is the umbrella organisation for all community foundations. We quality accredit our member community foundations to standards endorsed by the Charity Commission and provide advice and support. We also provide philanthropic advice to donors and work to deliver UK-wide fundraising and grant making programmes through community foundations.
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Oxfordshire Community Foundation has released a new guide for professional advisers.
Dorset Community Foundation has named its new CEO.
Cumbria Community Foundation has taken home the top grant-making gong at this year’s prestigious Charity Awards.
18 June 2015
Nominations for next years' Queen's Award are now open, send in yours now!
UKCF president Baroness Prashar tells House of Lords about "best-kept secret" of community foundations
Community First scheme raises a massive £130m for grassroots English causes.
05 June 2015
Home Secretary Theresa May has urged people to back a “vital” new appeal by Berkshire Community Foundation.
Norfolk Community Foundation has launched a fantastic new range of guides to help professional advisers understand the landscape of charity giving.
03 June 2015
Parental support service celebrates successful start following £1,500 grant from the Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation.
29 May 2015
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation (HIWCF) is helping residents get off the couch and get their running shoes on with a new £2k community grant.
28 May 2015
Schemes supporting the victims of child sexual exploitation have received £30,000 thanks to an appeal by South Yorkshire Community Foundation.
22 May 2015
Berkshire Community Foundation has launched an appeal to help fund services for local residents with physical, mental or learning disabilities.
The people of Milton Keynes have named the YMCA as their chosen local charity, now set to receive a £25,000 grant from MK Community Foundation.
“Your Cause, Your Way” helps players create their own named charitable funds, supported and administered by experts at their local community foundation.
14 May 2015
Crisis stricken families in Crewe in need of food have received a helping hand from Cheshire Community Foundation.
Community Foundation for Merseyside (CFM) has been awarded a further £45k by the region’s police commissioner to help keep young people on the right side of the law.
12 May 2015
Cumbria Community Foundation has been shortlisted for a prestigious charity award for its work helping older and vulnerable people keep their independence.
05 May 2015
Milton Keynes’ community foundation is calling on residents to decide which local charity will receive a £25,000 grant later this month.
Leeds Community Foundation teams up with Yorkshire Evening Post to stamp out domestic violence in the city
Rapper Plan B and Liverpool footballer Jamie Carragher were among 17 of the UK’s most innovative philanthropists celebrated at last night’s biennial Beacon Awards event.
09 April 2015
The Community Foundation in Wales is delighted to offer congratulations to Jan Gould, a Vicar based in Ely, Cardiff, who was presented with a Point of Light award in recognition of the vision, passion and commitment she has shown in establishing the charity ‘Making Music Changing Lives’.
UKCF CEO Fabian French blogs on the NCVO website about our shared aims of encouraging sustainable support for the voluntary sector
30 March 2015
We know that donating or volunteering to support your local community are their own rewards, however community foundations think it is of vital importance to properly recognise those who go above and beyond the usual in encouraging their local communities to become thriving and happy places to live.
"For those fortunate enough to have the capital and generous enough to want to give it away, choice is apparently the biggest barrier to giving: with prospective philanthropists being bamboozled by the sheer number of worthy causes and organisations."