Your trusted regional grant making charity

Nationally and locally Two Ridings Community Foundation is the trusted, expert charity on giving and investing in North and East Yorkshire for social good.

We make grants and provide support for community groups and small charities who in turn support people and communities all over the region.

As the accredited Community Foundation of the region, we have access to national and governmental funds we distribute locally. We also work closely alongside private and corporate donors, giving them a flexible and easy way to invest in the local people and communities.

We are a registered charity and we ensure donors’ funds make the biggest impact across our vibrant region.

In 2020/21 we distributed £3 million, awarding 670 grants which supported thousands of people throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

There are always new appeals you can contribute to which make a huge difference to local communities.

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Our Impact 2020/2021

3 million

grants distributed


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average grant


community groups supported

What is a community foundation?

Two Ridings Community Foundation is one of 46 similar accredited organisations in the UK with the shared aim of helping individuals, families, entrepreneurs, companies, charitable trusts and public sector bodies connect with, support and invest in their local communities. We address a wide range of issues and provide funding to the hardest to reach communities through small local charities and community groups.

  • Hub for philanthropy & local giving
  • Trusted local grant maker for grassroots charities
  • Making a positive difference locally
  • Local partner for national funders
  • Quality assured advice and grants
  • Here in a crisis with easy to access grants
  • High impact community grant making
  • Effective alternative to Charitable Trusts
  • Trusted partner for Corporate Social Responsibility
Community Foundation

Latest News

£37,300 funding distributed to six grassroots community groups by Yorkshire Dragons

October 15, 2021

Last night, business leaders and regional investors alongside an excited audience of friends and sup ...

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2021 Surviving Winter Appeal launches

October 13, 2021

Supporting the young and old in Yorkshire through winter With the cold weather fast approaching and ...

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Local business investing in their local community

September 29, 2021

Why Sarah Jones, former NHS Surgeon turned Funeral Director, supports THE LOCAL FUND  Sarah Jones, ...

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Supported by

York Professionals
The Goldsmith Company
Greencoat Uk Wind
Hungate York
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
North Yorkshire County Council
The National Lottery Community Fund
The National Emergencies Trust
James Hambro and Partners
Shepherd Group

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