Create an individual or family fund


For many people, setting up their own charitable trust is the most obvious route to take when establishing a substantial fund for future philanthropy. However, it’s not always as easy or as flexible as you may think.

Suffolk Community Foundation has the ability to establish a personal fund where the administrative burden and legal compliance is managed by us. However, importantly, you can remain as closely involved in the application of your money as you wish. You can make tax efficient gifts to your fund at any time, and we’ll work with you to understand what you want to achieve and how to reach the causes you care about.

You and your family and friends can be involved in making decisions about how income from your fund is distributed. Your gifts can be allocated to endowment building or flow-through grant-making, or a mix of both. The aims of the fund remain flexible, and unlike those of traditional trusts and foundations, can be adjusted as time goes on to provide relevant support to existing and future needs.

Take a look below at some examples of existing individual and family funds already delivered by us or simply contact a member of our team who will be delighted to have an initial conversation about creating a fund for you.

Grants Awarded in 2017/18

In partnership with our many fundholders, over £2.6m has been distributed via 705 grants

Sapphire Fund

Giving to charity is a very personal experience. Some enjoy celebrating their gifts publicly and very much encourage…

Hodge & Shallow Fund

David Hodge BEM & Gillian Hodge enjoy working with us, and are regular…

Bunbury Family Fund

Michael Bunbury, with his wife and family, has established a family fund to channel…

Maurken Family Fund

Following the successful sale of shares in a business, this ‘Living Legacy’ endowment fund was set up in order that the fund…

RJB Fund

A very special ‘Living Legacy’ endowment fund set up as the result of the donor themselves receiving a legacy…

WN Estates Family Fund

One of our more recent funds, the WN Estates Family Fund, was established to support…

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