Our History

Kent Community Foundation is one of 48 Community Foundations across the UK, committed to improving the lives of local people and communities, particularly the most vulnerable, isolated and disadvantaged. Since our inception in 2001, we have helped thousands of local charities, projects and good causes across Kent and Medway, thanks to the generosity of our many and varied supporters.

Simon macLachlan of Sissinghurst was Kent Community Foundation’s first Chairman in 2001. He recalls early support from many quarters of Kent, following a report commissioned from Greenwich University about Community Needs in Kent, particularly child poverty. Grateful thanks must go to Charities Aid Foundation who generously helped KCF get started.