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General Purposes

UK Community Foundations

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $130,000
  • Grant Period April 1, 2005–March 31, 2006
  • Location London, United Kingdom
  • Geographic Focus England

About this grant

This grant will enable the Community Foundation Network to support the development and expansion of community foundations in the United Kingdom. The network – a membership association of community foundations in the United Kingdom – provides technical and financial assistance, training, data collection, research, marketing and advocacy.Funding will support activities that include developing national standards for community foundations; raising community foundation awareness among professional advisors and the wealth management sector; and beginning distribution of a $90 million expendable endowment fund targeting projects serving disadvantaged neighborhoods.During the past year, network members awarded more than $93 million in grants to approximately 18,500 community groups in the United Kingdom.