About GCF About us Established in 1989, Gloucestershire Community Foundation is an independent charity and one of 46 Community Foundations in the UK. We work with donors to connect funds to local need, helping to overcome disadvantage in Gloucestershire.We have two main roles; to manage the funds of our donors professionally and to make grants to charities and voluntary organisations in Gloucestershire. Our aim is to build a permanent and sustainable endowment for the communities of Gloucestershire. During 2015 we awarded £262,000 to 108 projects. Our expertise in grant making and in-depth knowledge of local need means we can target grants very accurately. We're local experts in connecting those who want to give support, with the community organisations that are most in need; we manage and distribute funds getting money to where it really matters - to voluntary groups on the front-line doing vital and life changing work in our local communities. We are accredited by UKCF to standards endorsed by the Charity Commission. What is a community foundation? If you've ever wondered why Community Foundations exist, here's a short film to explain what we do. To find out more about the people and organisations that benefit from grants given by Gloucestershire Community Foundation, please take a look at our community stories. If you are interested in working with us find out more here.