Our Year to 31 March 2015
Charitable Funds Managed
Community Groups Supported
Grants Awarded and Monitored
Invested for Future Grantmaking
Connecting donors with communities across Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire Community Foundation is part of a worldwide charitable network of community foundations. We aim to build a stronger community in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough by making it easier to give to address the real needs that exist in our communities.
In the year to March 2015 we managed over 50 donor advised funds which we administered on behalf of organisations and individuals and we offered just over £1 million to 217 different charities and community groups – helping to make Cambridgeshire a better place for everyone.
what is a community foundation?
This wiki definition sums it up nicely
Community foundations are "instruments of civil society designed to pool donations into a coordinated investment and grant making facility dedicated primarily to the social improvement of a given place. Community foundations are a global phenomenon with 1700 existing around the world of which over 45 are in the UK."
Jan 16 feedback from grant recipients
It is a considerable reassurance amongst volunteer organisations to have a personal contact with a clearing house such as CCF.
In overall terms, I find the team responsive and constructive in any queries raised. The principal difficulty found is in fitting an application within the prescribed form. This occasionally feels like a strait-jacket! However, I do understand that the competing requirements of usable information versus applicants verbosity is a perennial problem.
Outstanding organisation with very professional and efficient staff