Enabling philanthropy

Our community partnerships foster long-term relationships to achieve meaningful impact and transform lives. We match donors with causes they care about, managing and distributing funds that get money to where it really matters.

We connect people with communities, deploying our knowledge of the local charitable landscape, and the social sector, to allocate grants where they will achieve maximum impact. We work with charities, social enterprises and community interest companies across Gloucestershire to improve people’s lives. Our advice can help donors to make informed decisions when it comes to which causes to support within your local area.

If you want to be more flexible with your giving or are unsure how to set up a fund to benefit your local community, we can help.

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Our approach

Our foundation is made up of both short-term (annual) and long-term (endowment) funds. Over the past 3 years, we have distributed over £800,000 to over 300 organisations in Gloucestershire. We have a robust process and undertake stringent due diligence checks on all grant applicants to ensure your money is accounted for.

As we approach our 30-year foundation anniversary, we remain true to our core mission of identifying local needs and supporting positive action. We believe in the power of working together in partnership to enable everyone to fulfil their potential. We’re focused on making a difference.

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latest news

  • The GAVCA legacy fund

    The GAVCA legacy fund supports community capacity building in Gloucestershire Read more

  • Youth Social Action Fund launched

    Gloucestershire Community Foundation has secured £30,000 to encourage young people to get involved in community action. Read more

  • John Lewis is coming to Cheltenham

    We are looking forward to sharing our experience of Gloucestershire with John Lewis partners upon the announcement of their new store in Cheltenham Read more

  • All about community

    Savills were introduced to the Gloucestershire Community Foundation by one of our long term fund holders, the Hitchins family. The staff at Savills wanted to mark the 10th anniversary of their Cheltenham office and challenged themselves and some of their partners by completing a range of activities to fundraise for local charities. Savills successfully completed 10 activities and raised over £10,000! Read more