The Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) is the leading membership association for foundations and independent grant-makers in the UK. We strengthen trusts and foundations so they can rise to the challenges of our times. Our vision is diverse, vibrant and effective foundations, working together for social good.

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Upcoming events

Access to fair finance in the
cost of living crisis

23 April

An introduction to impact investing
in the main endowment

24 April, 1 May, 16 May

Place based network

25 April

Foundation wealth origins:
exploring historical connections

29 April

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Latest blogs

Announcing our new guidance on exploring the origins of foundation wealth

Posted on 4/15/2024
ACF director of policy, practice and research, Catherine Seymour, introduces our new toolkit and a launch event for ACF members.

CEO blog | The role of UK foundations in an evolving philanthropy landscape

Posted on 3/27/2024
Carol Mack, ACF chief executive, reflects on rich discussions about the role of foundations at our recent spring reception for trustees.

CEO blog | Investing in collaboration - essential in challenging times?

Posted on 2/27/2024
Carol Mack, ACF chief executive, examines the pressures on foundations' resources and how collaborations between funders may be essential in challenging times.


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