About community foundations

All over the world community foundations make it easy to get involved in philanthropic giving.

Community foundations are independent, charitable organisations dedicated to improving communities in a specific geographic area.

We do this by pooling the charitable gifts of donors to create endowment funds and use the investment income to make grants.

Community foundations also provide leadership — monitoring their area’s quality of life and convening people, ideas, and resources to help build stronger and more resilient communities.