Connecting causes that matter with people who care

We provide grants to help charities and community organisations who are supporting local people facing disadvantage, to improve their lives.

We do this by working with individuals, families, businesses, professional advisors, and charitable trusts, helping them to fund local groups that are tackling the issues they care about most.


Suffolk Refugee Sewing Group

We understand the vital role of Suffolk’s community groups and grassroots charities in making a difference in people’s lives.

We champion your organisation by connecting you with our donors and funds which will support you to be stronger.


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The benefit of working with us is that we have the connections and experience to help you give to the issues you care about.

Every gift, large or small, makes a positive difference to individuals and to communities right here in Suffolk.

What we do

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Our work is set against the current backdrop of rising levels of need in Suffolk, with an estimated 75,000 now living in poverty.

Partnering with the VCFSE sector demonstrates that the will in Suffolk to provide support remains undiminished.

Professional Advisors

We have the privilege of building long-term and trusted relationships with many professional advisors and their clients.

An advisor’s expertise, when combined with the Foundation’s deep knowledge of local need, continues to provide wonderful opportunities for those who care about Suffolk to realise their charitable ambitions locally.

We provide a range of options for private clients, including:

  • Legacies & gifts in wills
  • Transferring the burden of running a charitable fund
  • Creating a personal fund
  • Creating a memorial fund
  • Trust transfers


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Congratulations to Professor Martin Carver who today became the 15th recipient of the prestigious Suffolk Medal.

Martin played an instrumental role in unveiling further secrets of Sutton Hoo, cementing its reputation as one of the richest archaeological finds in Northern Europe.

The medal was presented to Martin by Clare, Countess of Euston at the annual Suffolk Day launch event which, this year, took place in the beautifully sunny market square in Haverhill.

To nominate someone to receive the Suffolk Medal, please visit

@suttonhoo_nt @suttonhooship 

#suffolkday #suffolkmedal
2025 sees the 20th anniversary of Suffolk Community Foundation. 

To celebrate this milestone, we are creating a new fund, Suffolk Futures, to support organisations who work with 16-25 year olds across the county.  This is the generation who have grown up alongside the foundation, and face unprecedented challenges in mental health, education, housing and employment.

We hope that you can help us support them.  Young people are at the heart of our community in Suffolk, and soon will be at its head.

For more information, and to donate, please visit our website (link in bio).

We thank you for all your incredible support over the last 19 years.

#charitablegiving #suffolkcharities #suffolkfutures
We're very much looking forward to celebrating Suffolk Day on Friday 21st June.

The launch event will be taking place at Haverhill's Market Square, where we will celebrate the icons, attractions, landscapes and institutions which make our county so special.

We will also be awarding the Suffolk Medal to an individual who has made a fundamental difference to our county.


#suffolkday #createmorein24 #thesuffolkmedal
Our East of England Co-Op Community Cares fund is now open. 

You can apply for funding if you're a voluntary or community group, social enterprise organisation (VCSE) or charity looking to create or adapt services or activities to address local needs where the East of England Co-op trades. 

Grants of up to £5,000 are available.

For more information, please visit the 'current grants available' page on our website:

#charitablegiving #suffolkcharities
We’re proud to support the @mentalhealthfoundation this Mental Health Awareness Week – 13 to 19 May. 

In Suffolk, 13.8% of residents have had a diagnosis of depression, and 1 in 4 people have experienced a common form of mental ill health.  We are honoured to support charities and organisations throughout the county that are working hard to help those in need.

Join in and help to create a world with good mental health for all. 

This year’s theme is movement: moving more for our mental health. Get involved by finding and sharing your moments for movement this Mental Health Awareness Week. 

Find out more: 

#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek #MomentsForMovement 

(statistics from Suffolk JSNA)