Community Foundations

Community Foundations are an American concept that was brought to the UK in the 1980s. During the last two decades, Community Foundations have spread rapidly around the globe. Community Foundations are one of the fastest growing forms of organised philanthropy.

We are part of a network of 57 Foundations nationwide.  At the end of 2010, the network's total endowment stood at £224.5 million, and £74m in  grants had been made across the network.  As leading local philanthropy advisors Community foundations now work with 23,400 donors across the country

We work closely with the seven foundations in the South West of England, with the Chief Executives meeting quarterly to share best practice and work on new projects.  Our key relationships are with Bournemouth Dorset and Poole, Cornwall, Devon, Gloucestershire, Quartet and Somerset. 

Wiltshire and Swindon have an endowment fund of just over £8m and distributed £603,000 in grants to 233 groups in 2010/2011 (final audited figures pending).  We are celebrating our 20th birthday this year making us one of the oldest Community Foundations in the UK.

For more information on Community Foundations in other parts of the country, please visit the Community Foundation Netwok site below.

Community Foundation Network

Community Foundation Network
12 Angel Gate
320-326 City Road
London EC1V 2PT

Tel: (020) 7713 9326, Fax: (020) 7713 9327

Email: network@communityfoundations.org.uk
Web: www.communityfoundations.org.uk

South West Community Foundations

South West of England Community Foundations

Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset

Cornwall Community Foundation

Devon Community Foundation

Gloucestershire Community Foundation

Quartet Community Foundation

Somerset Community Foundation

 

    May Grant Round Results

    We are proud to have awarded grants worth £47,600 to 10 south Wiltshire charities, £71,452 to north Wiltshire charities and £35,705 to Swindon charities. Please see below for the full list.
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    Jon Yates visits Romanian Community Foundations

    Our Development Director Jon Yates recently Romania to attend their national conference of Community Foundations.
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    Annual Celebration 2014

    We were delighted to welcome 200 people to our Annual celebration at the 'Art in The Garden' Exhibition in West Lavington in June.
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Community Foundations are an American concept that was brought to the UK in the 1980s. During the last two decades, Community Foundations have spread rapidly around the globe.