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 £44 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 is to proactively create strong local communities by connecting those who want to help with those seeking help.
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.
We strive to achieve excellence in the delivery of our service by exceeding the expectations of both our donors and our grant recipients
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
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 2020/21 financial year
- We distributed over £5 million to organisations and individuals
- We gave out 1556 grants
- 235 organisations had a grant from KCF for the first time
- View the full grants list for 2020/21 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.