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About membership

Being a member of ACF offers connection, collaboration and learning from peers and experts. We build a member community through our networks, run a wide-ranging programme of events and provide research and resources for trustees and professionals in foundations and grant-making charities across the UK.


More than 450 organisations are proud to be part of the ACF community. Our membership is inclusive and welcomes family trusts, corporate foundations, livery companies, broadcasting appeals and other grant-makers. Our members range in size from small and local grant-makers to some of the world’s largest foundations.

ACF membership supports organisations and individuals who want to enhance their knowledge of best practice in grant-making, access a platform for sharing experience and expertise and be kept informed of policy and regulatory issues affecting foundations. We do this in order to help foundations to be ambitious and effective in the way that they use their resources for social good.

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Benefits of joining ACF.

Find out how much it costs to be an ACF member.

Find out how to join ACF.

See who is a member of ACF (members only).

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