Why would you choose to work with your local Community Foundation?


seedling smallIt’s a good question! There are many ways you can go about supporting causes that you care about and leaving a lasting legacy for the future.

But Community Foundations are different in many ways:

We are local

We are local people who care about local needs. We know our communities and we have strong connections with local causes. We are governed by local people who volunteer their time because they are passionate about their community.

We are focused on the generous people we work with

We provide a highly personal and flexible service – focused clearly on your needs and aspirations, for example:

  • Absolute control over direction of gifts – whether you want to choose where your gift goes or would rather leave that up to the local Trustees who are focused on current community needs, the choice is yours.
  • Security of intent – we capture very clear instructions of your wishes now and for the future.
  • You can choose how involved you want to be in your gifting
  • You can choose to be known or choose to be anonymous – it is entirely your choice and we will respect that choice forever.

We make it very easy and we keep it simple

Expert, easy advice and your choice of how to donate, now or through a gift in your Will.

We can advise on tax benefits

If you give during your lifetime 33% can be claimed back in tax, making your charitable impact go further!

We are independent

We are apolitical, we are not bound by the whims of local councils or any other political influence.

We are forever

Your gift will never be spent, only the income from it. You may be surprised how much this accumulates over time! You truly can go on supporting causes that you care about forever and you can leave a lasting legacy.

We are for everyone

We don’t believe that generosity is just reserved for the very wealthy, and we can tailor a package for you to optimise your giving.


Contact your local Community Foundation today

Read some stories of generous donors

Ways to give through your local Community Foundation