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Give through KCF

Making a difference to your local community through charitable giving should be an enjoyable and rewarding experience for everyone involved.

But setting up and managing your own private family Trust can take a lot of time and require specialist expertise.

Kent Community Foundation can take care of everything to make sure charitable giving is always fulfilling and never feels like a hassle. We are unrivalled in our knowledge of local causes across the county and you can rest assured that any donation you make will be handled by experts who have their finger on the pulse when it comes to understanding the needs of our community.

We are fully embedded within the Kent charitable sector and work closely with charities to ensure they receive the support they really need.

How Kent Community Foundation makes giving simple for you:

  1. Share your vision: Meet our team and share your vision for giving so we can learn more about the areas where you’d like to make a difference.
  2. Choose the local causes that matter to you: We’ll set up your fund and take care of the administration – while you identify the causes you want to help from a comprehensively vetted selection.
  3. Make a difference: Enjoy giving, free from the administrative burden of managing your own fund.
If you would like to discuss how you can help strengthen your local community, give us a call today to set up a meeting on01303 814 500development@kentcf.org.uk

What’s great about Kent Community Foundation is that it ensures that we are helping genuine cases of need. The team has put us in touch with causes that we would never have come across because there is such a wide range of needs that exists in our community. We have been able to help so many children and families whose brave and inspiring stories couldn’t fail to move you. It is incredibly rewarding for us to see first-hand the impact of our giving. It makes us realise how fortunate we are and what a great privilege it is to be able to reach out to help others in this way.

Paul Rooney, The Rooney Foundation

KCF got to know us, presented us with causes of all kinds which they knew would resonate with us, and made our giving much more effective and wide-reaching. I feel I have come to know the county much better through all the small, even tiny charities that we have been able to access through the funders’ “dating agency” that is KCF.

Rosalind Riley, Co-Founder and Trustee of The Brook Trust

The Jessel family have enjoyed the challenge of choosing organisations to support. The information provided by KCF is extremely helpful especially when there are photographs of the groups – seeing the people who may directly benefit from your grant is really inspirational as you can imagine the work going on during the year.

We are looking forward to continuing our funding meetings – there is always a robust discussion and as our children grow and experience more of the outside world they are becoming more attuned to the needs of others; a really positive outcome from our journey in philanthropy

Vicki Jessel, The Hornbeam Charitable Fund

I was amazed by the effectiveness of the organisation; and by the professionalism and rigour with which each grant application is assessed and then, if successful, monitored. I was so impressed in fact, that my wife and I decided to establish a family fund with KCF. We did not have the time or knowledge to research and back individual charities but knew from first-hand experience that with KCF our money would be well spent.

People often assume that Kent is a wealthy county, but as the impact of the recent coronavirus pandemic has highlighted, it is also a county of disparities, with some areas and communities suffering great deprivation. More than any other organisation in Kent, KCF really is aware of these social needs, and how and where its funds will have the greatest impact.

Robert Sackville-West, Sackville Family Fund & KCF Trustee

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!

Tom, MMK Mind