About Kent Community Foundation

About Kent Community Foundation

Kent Community Foundation has been finding, funding, and supporting some of the smallest voluntary organisations in the county for 20 years. In this time, we have distributed over £40 million to support thousands of small charities and deserving causes where a modest sum of money can make a significant impact.

We are part of a UK wide accredited network of forty-six Community Foundations who are committed to improving the lives of local people and communities, particularly the most vulnerable, isolated, and disadvantaged by matching those who want to help, with those who need the help.

Responsible for more than 80 philanthropic funds, Kent Community Foundation is unrivalled in its knowledge of local causes and assists individuals, families, and businesses, who want to help, to establish and administer their own charitable funds. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to proactively create strong local communities by connecting those who want to help with those seeking help.

Our Vision

Our vision is to empower organisations and charities in our local communities of Kent and Medway who make a real and positive difference to people’s lives.

Our Values

Excellence

We strive to achieve excellence in the delivery of our service by exceeding the expectations of both our donors and our grant recipients

Supportive

We go above and beyond to support the organisations that apply to us for funding by sharing our knowledge and expertise to help build a sustainable and confident voluntary sector across Kent and Medway

Integrity

We operate with integrity in everything we do. We are transparent in our processes and deliver what we promise 

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Key highlights from our 2019/20 financial year

  • We distributed over £3.2 million to organisations and individuals 
  • We gave out 600 grants 
  • 63 organisations had a grant from KCF for the first time
  • See a list of the grants made to organisations during the year here


History of Kent Community Foundation

Simon macLachlan of Sissinghurst was Kent Community Foundation’s first Chairman in 2001. He recalls early support from many quarters of Kent, following a report commissioned from Greenwich University about Community Needs in Kent, particularly child poverty. Grateful thanks must go to Charities Aid Foundation who generously helped KCF get started.

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MASSIVE 'thank you ' to everyone at Kent Community Foundation. Your funding support is HUGELY appreciated and has enabled us to get into the heart of local communities with REAL, affordable, healthy and tasty food that does so much more than feed people.

Community chef Mike Spackman, Sheppey Matters

KCF's enthusiasm for what we are doing and hoping to do, coupled with helpful advice, gave us the confidence to take this daunting step which has paid off.

Liz Turner, Octopus Foundation

It's great having a foundation that empowers organisations and charities in our community to make real positive differences and changes!

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