About Us

Kent Community Foundation is part of a national network of 46 Community Foundations committed to improving the lives of local people and communities, particularly the most vulnerable, isolated and disadvantaged.

Our Mission

Our mission is to proactively create strong local communities by connecting those who want to help with those seeking help. 

Our Vision

Our vision is to empower organisations and charities in our local communities of Kent and Medway who make a real and positive difference to people’s lives.

Click the image below to download our latest Annual Review 2016/17. You can also view a list of the grants made in the last financial year, 2016-17 by clicking here.

KCF 2016/17 Annual Review

The latest Annual Review reveals how Kent Community Foundation achieves its aim - supporting local communities to thrive. We continue to do this by connecting generous people, families and businesses with fantastic local causes that make a genuine difference in the community.

Last year, thanks to our generous Fund-holders, we supported hundreds of great causes to the tune of over £1.5 million, many of them small, local grassroots groups helping the most vulnerable, isolated and disadvantaged and often acting as important catalysts for positive, sustainable change in the community. Our total grant-making in Kent since we were formed in 2001 is now over £30 million. The Annual Review is packed full of new case studies and initiatives, which we hope bring to life the tremendous impact our Funds have on local issues such as caring for the elderly, giving young people the best start in life and helping those furthest from the labour force into work.

If you would like a copy of the Annual Review sent to you, just send your name and address on an email to KCF with the subject line ‘Send Annual Review 2016/17’.

Read our Complaints Policy here.

Quality Accreditation

Quality Accreditation (QA) is a Charity Commission for England and Wales programme which endorses and encourages best practice by Community Foundations. The endorsement and recognition has been held by Kent Community Foundation since 2007, and was renewed after further rigorous assessment in 2013. Achieving Quality Accreditation demonstrates that a Community Foundation is serious about quality and accountability. It specifies what we do and how we do it in a way that other quality systems cannot, and enables Community Foundations to position themselves as part of a highly performing network across the UK. 

Achieving Quality Accreditation demonstrates that a Community Foundation is serious about quality and accountability. It specifies what we do and how we do it in a way that other quality systems cannot, and enables Community Foundations to position themselves as part of a highly performing network across the UK.

QA is based on a set of standards relevant to Community Foundations which include five key performance areas plus a corporate assessment which looks at the organisation as a whole.

  • Definition & Governance
  • Finance & Risk
  • Donor Services & Development
  • Grant-making
  • Community Engagement & Communications.

For more information please visit the UK Community Foundation's website.

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