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

Housing and homelessness
network meeting

29 May

AI and the modern
grant-making organisation

5 June

SIIG: People at the heart of
social impact investing

6 June

Investment seminars: an
introduction for foundations

11-12 June

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Latest blogs

A conversation with ACF's volunteer network convenors

Posted on 5/14/2024
Trevor Horsewood, ACF’s new Network development manager, asks network convenors Hannah Howard and Louise Telford about their work and the benefits of being part of the ACF network community.

CEO blog | Evidencing the collective impact of foundations

Posted on 4/25/2024
Carol Mack, ACF chief executive, reflects on the value of data.

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.


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