Cornwall Community Foundation

Cornwall Community Foundation

Charity information

Cornwall Community Foundation

The Cornwall Community Foundation (CCF) is an independent charity that invests in communities to improve the lives of others in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We mainly support volunteer-led, grassroots community groups who are making a positive impact in their area, helping to overcome these challenges of disadvantage, exclusion and poverty for all ages.
The CCF has invested over £6m to the community since 2003, over 2000 local projects have benefited in Cornwall.

Founded 2003

  • Mission statement

    Our Mission is to build stronger communities by encouraging local giving. We use our expert local knowledge and our strong networks with partner organisations to bridge the gap between donors and the communities close to their hearts.

    The Cornwall Community Foundation was inaugurated in June 2003. It was established by the Lord Lieutenant and fellow founding trustees because they realised that the Community Foundation model fitted perfectly in with Cornwall’s localised needs and long history of community action.

    Community Foundations started in the US about 100 years ago, and there are now over 60 in the UK. All CFs are members of the Community Foundation Network through which we enjoy mutual support and shared ideas with other CFs.

    The community foundation model is a perfect vehicle for modern philanthropy. There has been an international sea change towards intelligent, business-like giving and we can satisfy the demands of any donor wishing to ensure that their gift is professionally managed at all stages. It is our purpose to ensure that our clients’ investments realise the best return.

  • Aims

    Cornwall Community Foundation aims to:

    • We help grassroots, front line, volunteer led organisations who are making a positive impact in their area, helping to overcome these challenges of disadvantage, exclusion and poverty for all ages.
  • Overview

    Established: July 2003

    Registered Charity Number: 1099977

    Board members: 20

    Full time staff: 6

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 100

    Phone number: 01566 779333

    Address: Suite 1, Sheers Barton, Lawhitton, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 9NJ

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