How do Community Foundations work?

In a nutshell? Community foundations are all about growing a local fund which will help the local community.

Quite simply, we encourage local generosity. We connect people who care with causes that matter.

  • We provide an opportunity for people to leave a gift to their community (either through donations or through a gift in their will).
  • Funds are pooled and invested in perpetuity; the interest from the funds will support your local community every year, forever.
  • Generous individuals (donors) work in partnership with their community foundation and can choose which causes will benefit from their fund’s distributions.
  • Voluntary trustees are committed to ensuring a strong and caring foundation supporting your community.


Why choose your local community foundation?

Read stories of generous local people

Contact your local community foundation today