Community Foundations are a type of charitable trust. Each works in a specific geographical area as a grant-maker, endowment builder and community leader. There are over 60 Community Foundations in the UK. Their purpose is to promote and support local charities through grant-making. Our Purpose To be the hub for community philanthropy in our area - inspiring and supporting giving that strengthens communities and enriches local life. To do this we: enable effective giving by people and business; support organisations and individuals with money, time and expertise; inform and influence issues affecting our communities.