Somerset Community Foundation

Somerset Community Foundation helps hundreds of groups every year make a lasting difference in communities. Our vision for Somerset is a county of vibrant, inclusive communities where voluntary organisations and social enterprises thrive, transforming and enhancing the lives of the most disadvantaged people.Our mission is to be the catalyst for inspirational philanthropy, providing a simpler and more effective way for donors to make a lasting difference in Somerset through community investment and thought leadership.

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.