Building on Local Resources
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Building Caring and Inclusive Communities
See what empowered parents can achieve
Building Positive and Dynamic Communities
Supporting resourceful volunteers
Building Fair and Just Communities
Individual and family philanthropy is the mainspring of community foundations' activity. The many different ways people choose to get involved to support our communities reflects their overwhelming generosity. In 2005, Helen McArdle had a very clear idea of what she wanted to achieve with her philanthropy. Helen wanted to help young people and families who were having a tough time and she knew this would require significant support over several years. Helen asked the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland to identify local organisations which were really making a difference on issues such as homelessness, domestic violence and disability.