About Two Ridings Community Foundation

Two Ridings Community Foundation enable people who want to give across North and East Yorkshire, York and Hull to set up funds and donate to issues they care about, issues like poverty, children’s wellbeing, rural suicide and social isolation.

From those funds and donations Two Ridings make grants and give support to hundreds of grassroots community and charitable organisations across Yorkshire. These organisations provide crucial services and life changing activities for local people.

The grants we distribute tackle inequality, alleviate poverty, address loneliness and improve wellbeing. This enables people to survive, and thrive, and helps to create strong and sustainable communities.

We work with funders, statutory bodies, families, businesses and individuals to realise a shared vision of a connected, thriving region for everyone.

Since 2000, Two Ridings have delivered over £19 million into local communities benefiting thousands of people each year.

As the accredited community foundation in the region, with strong partnerships and unique insights, donors trust us with their giving to champion positive change where it is needed most.

Our people and knowledge are what makes us strong. We are governed by a board of trustees who work hand in hand with a core team of passionate staff.

Based in York, but with our roots all over the region, at Two Ridings it’s all about local people being the difference.

 

Two Ridings Community Foundation is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation – Charity Number: 1166471

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Our vision

A connected, equitable, thriving North and East Yorkshire for all.


Our mission

With people at the heart of everything we do, we inspiring investment, develop relationships and make grants to transform lives and strengthen communities.

 

Our values

Transformative | Enabling thriving, equitable and connected communities.

Trustworthy | Conducting our work with integrity, transparency and competence.

Compassionate | Treating each other and everyone we work with with care, sympathy and respect.

Connected | Valuing relationships, experience and insights rooted in local communities,  and understanding the impact of place on people’s lives.

Generous | Sharing our resources and knowledge, working collaboratively and building inclusive relationships.

Our team

Part of the fabric of our region

Two Ridings is a passionate team of 12 staff who live and breathe the ethos of the foundation and are rooted in our region. We work in partnership with a number of organisations regionally and nationally constantly striving for positive change.

Our Team

Our board of trustees

Championing positive change in Yorkshire

Two Ridings is governed by a board of Trustees, made up of compassionate leaders and community advocates from the Yorkshire business, public and charitable sectors.

Our Trustees

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Passionate volunteers making a difference

Alongside our trustees and stakeholders, our volunteer assessors, panel and committee members make up a tour-de-force of people all striving to make a difference for the people of the region.

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The Two Ridings timeline

Two Ridings Timeline showing that the start of York and North Yorkshire Community Foundation in 2000, the foundation extending in 2010 to include Hull and East Yorkshire and rebranding to Two Ridings Community Foundation and the journey it has taken to include local panels, a leadership programme and participatory grant making between 2018 and 2020. It then shows how in 2021 it received an Excellent Qualtiy Standard, received its largest ever donation and distributed £3million during the pandemic.