Exbourne & Jacobstowe CA 2

About us

Established in 1996, Devon Community Foundation is a unique organisation, privileged to be working alongside people who are motivated by wanting to make a difference across Devon. We use our knowledge of local needs and the voluntary sector to manage high impact distribution of funds designed to achieve sustainable outcomes, awarding financial support on behalf of our Fund holders and donors, which enable local people to achieve inspiring change in their communities.

The Foundation provides a flexible and personal way for individuals and organisations to invest in local projects, helping to ensure Devon’s communities thrive. The Foundation’s philanthropy advice and grant making services are quality assured through UK Community Foundations and endorsed by the Charity Commission.

The ins and outs

Every year, we make hundreds of grants to groups doing vital and life changing work in our local communities. At the same time, we provide a cost-effective, personal and flexible way for those wanting to invest in these community groups and make a lasting difference to local issues and causes in Devon.

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Social Enterprise Support

Research over recent years has shown that there are opportunities for mission-led organisations to grow by accessing sustainable finance. However, for many who want to take this route there can be a number of barriers such as culture, capacity and...

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Partnerships

Our aim and that of our supporters is to build thriving communities. Neighbourhoods, towns and villages that feel great to be a part of: places where local people have work, homes and opportunities that enrich their lives whatever their personal...

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Facts and figures

Our most recent Annual Reviews, a summary of our latest audited accounts as well as information about our investment helps to offer piece of mind and build a picture of the Foundation's work.

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Who's who?

Find out who is at the other end of the line when you call to make a donation or have a query about your application and meet our team of trustees. Read about UK Community Foundations, a network of 48 accredited Foundations covering 93% of the UK and if you're interested in getting involved we’re always looking for volunteers to join our team.

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