Berkshire Community Foundation

Berkshire Community Foundation

Charity information

Berkshire Community Foundation

BCF is a grant-making charity providing financial support to local charities and voluntary organisations across Berkshire. We award nearly £1m each year to hundreds of local charities and we are part of a network of 46 foundations across the UK. Mental health, social isolation, housing & homelessness, food poverty, domestic violence, and seriously-ill children are just some of the issues that we have addressed through our grant awards.

Founded 1985

  • Mission statement

    BCF aims to inspire local philanthropy and charitable giving – connecting people, ideas, resources and needs to make a lasting difference resulting in a strong and generous community in Berkshire where people work in partnership to enhance the quality of local life.

    BCF has a unique reach into the local community based on our 30 years of grant-making and our evidence-based annual research report called ‘Vital Signs’ that identifies the key areas of need in Berkshire.

    We work with local businesses and individuals on their philanthropy using our local knowledge and expertise to connect them to the causes they care most passionately about in their local community, ensuring their donations are effective and make the biggest impact to those who need it the most.

  • Aims

    Berkshire Community Foundation aims to:

    • Provide vital grant funding to Berkshire charities and voluntary organisations addressing identified needs in the local community.
    • Provide philanthropic advice to local businesses and individuals that helps strengthen the local community in a targeted and strategic way with measurable impact and outcomes.
    • To act as the voice of the local voluntary sector in Berkshire and to work in partnership to affect change and encourage the whole of the Berkshire community to think local and give local.
  • Overview

    Established: June 1985

    Registered Charity Number: 1155173

    Board members: 11

    Full time staff: 3

    Part time staff: 4

    Volunteers: 6

    Phone number: 01189303021

    Address: Berkshire Community Foundation, 100 Longwater Avenue, Green Park RG2 6GP

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