SCF 20th anniversary

Help us grow our impact in the next 20 years

Saturday 10 September, 2022 marked 20 years since Somerset Community Foundation was founded. During those 20 years, with the help of many generous individuals, families and businesses we have awarded funding of £20 million to hundreds of wonderful charities across the county, changing thousands of lives.

As we look towards the next 20 years, we would love your support to help us make an even bigger impact and to celebrate this special milestone together.

Here are a few ways you can help us change the world on your doorstep here in Somerset:

Become a Friend

Friends of SCF make a regular donation of £20 per month or more to the Foundation to support our work and, in turn, help to build thriving Somerset communities. For further details click here

Join the Philanthropy Network

By joining Somerset Philanthropy Network, you’ll join an influential and engaged group of more than 20 donors who are passionate about supporting Somerset. You’ll have opportunities to deepen your understanding of local needs and be inspired and uplifted by people and projects that change lives every day.

You can become a member with an annual donation of £1,000 or £84 a month. Find out more here

Leave a Legacy

Leaving a gift in your Will to Somerset Community Foundation is a wonderful way to make a lasting difference in your community beyond your lifetime. If you would like to have a confidential call or visit to learn more about leaving a gift in your Will to Somerset Community Foundation, please contact Laura Blake, Philanthropy Director, on 01749 344949 or email Laura Blake.

Introduce your professional adviser to SCF

We work with lawyers, accountants, financial planners and investment advisers, helping their Somerset-based clients to give locally and – most importantly – give effectively. More than half our endowment was donated by people who were referred to us by their professional advisers, and we’re always keen to expand our network so more advisers know we’re here and to help inspire more local philanthropy.

If you’d like to introduce your professional adviser to SCF, we’d love to hear from you. Get in touch with Laura Blake, Philanthropy Director, on 01749 344949 or email Laura Blake.

Spread the word about SCF

Perhaps your business is looking for a new charity to support or would like to create its own corporate charitable trust. Perhaps someone you know is thinking about how they can leave a charitable legacy, or get involved with giving to charity. Or maybe there’s a fantastic local community group or charity you’ve heard of that don’t know about the funding we have available. We’d be thrilled if you could help raise awareness of how we support passionate people to change the world on their doorstep.

If you’d like to introduce a potential supporter to SCF, we’d love to hear from you. Get in touch with Laura Blake, Philanthropy Director, on 01749 344949 or email Laura Blake.


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