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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Tackling poverty network meeting

19 February

Evidence and learning network meeting adding in space

20 February

Economic justice network meeting

21 February

Reading applicants' accounts

22 February

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Latest blogs

Gearing up for the General Election

Posted on 2/20/2024
ACF Head of policy and practice, Francesca de Munnich, introduces our Election Ready event series for ACF members.

A conversation with ACF's volunteer network convenors

Posted on 1/25/2024
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 | What's in store for '24?

Posted on 1/19/2024
Carol Mack, ACF chief executive, looks ahead for what 2024 has in store for trusts and foundations. She considers the general election, climate change, continued increase in demand for foundation giving, and AI.


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