Who Are We?
Who Are We?
We make a difference to the lives of Londoners by connecting people who need help with those who are willing to give. That’s what we do.
The London Community Foundation are dedicated to improving the lives of London’s most disadvantaged. Child poverty, unemployment, isolation, homelessness, domestic violence and gang crime are just some of the issues we are tackling through our grant making.
With the generosity and involvement of our donors, we have invested almost £55 million into more than 10,000 charitable projects across the capital since we started in 1995. Last year alone, through £6 million of funding we made over 1,000 grants touching the lives of an estimated 90,000 Londoners. You can give to London through us or apply to receive a grant. We are YOUR community foundation: please join us.
Who Do We Support?
We support a huge range of charities and community groups across London. We specialise in funding smaller organisations that do not attract mass public support.
In our 20 year history, The London Community Foundation has given away almost £50 million in over 9,500 grants to charities and community groups working across London. We strive to make the grant making process as fair, supportive and accessible as possible with a community development ethos underpinning our practice. We give to a wide range of registered charities and community groups, but prioritise community based projects and small and medium sized organisations for funding.
Over the years, The London Community Foundation has supported a diverse range of projects. Our work has ensured groups - environmental groups, employment schemes, mentoring for young people, homeless shelters and day centres for older people - can carry on providing their much needed services. We also fund activities supporting particularly disadvantaged and marginalised communities, and organisations tackling challenging issues, such as domestic violence and honor killings. Download our report Another Side of London to read about ten organisations which The London Community Foundation has supported.
"The Community Foundation is the meeting place for many different donors, private and public, with differing interests and areas of concern."
"If you live in London it is very easy just to see the good bits. Friends' houses, the parks, the journey to work, the shops, the beautiful buildings, the river - in other words places where everyone is successful and in control of their lives. But spending some time with The London Community Foundation brought home to me that, if only you look sideways, you can see so many parts of London where people need serious help or support for a variety of reasons."
The London Community Foundation is a member of London Funders