Somerset Community Foundation strengthens communities, tackles disadvantage and transforms people’s lives. We offer the modern philanthropist and local companies innovative services to ensure that their giving has the greatest impact. We are not cause specific, but our unrivalled knowledge of the charities and community groups that are helping Somerset to thrive, enables us to support any of our donors’ interests.
Community Foundations have been active in the UK since the 1980’s. There are approximately 60 Foundations now established across the country covering about 90% of the UK population. Somerset Community Foundation was set up in 2002 to provide an independent funding body to address poverty, tackle disadvantage and promote education throughout Somerset. At the heart of our approach is a strong belief in the importance of helping communities respond to their local circumstances.