Welcome to Two Ridings Community Foundation

Two Ridings Community Foundation is a hub to channel funds directly to grassroots charities. We build up endowment funds from generous donors, using the income from these to sustain projects that enhance the quality of life and have a lasting impact.

We are a trusted and expert advisor on giving and philanthropy, and we ensure that donors’ funds make a difference across North and East Yorkshire. Through this website you can explore our work, make a donation or apply for funding.

We are a registered charity, one of 46 Community Foundations who are members of UK Community Foundations, an umbrella organisation which allows us to make a case for our region at a national level.

Platform provides day care in Hull for profoundly disabled young people aged 19+. Two Ridings CF's Anna Maria Fund supported Platform with equipment including a minibus in 2018.

Musical Connections provides music groups for over 60s in York. Two Ridings CF's A Life Less Lonely Fund supported such sessions in 2018.

Two Ridings CF benefits from its experienced trustees, dedicated staff and volunteers to enable us to provide services to the community.

Recently funded:

SELFA, a local children’s charity in Skipton. Funded as one of the 18 projects supported in Yorkshire via Two Ridings CF and the Tampon Tax Community Fund. The fund will provide essential resources to run a Girls Rock retreat for girls from disadvantaged backgrounds living in a rurally isolated area.

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What is a community foundation?

  • Hub for philanthropy & local giving
  • Supporting grassroots charities
  • Making a difference locally
  • Charity Commission endorsed transfers
  • Quality Assured advice and grants
  • Accredited network
  • High impact grassroots grant making
  • Effective alternative to Charitable Trusts
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These are the areas we fund and where we improve lives:


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Supported by

York Professionals
The Goldsmith Company
Bettys
Greencoat Uk Wind
Hungate York
Innogy
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
North Yorkshire County Council
The National Lottery Community Fund