About us

What we do

Leeds Community Foundation supports thousands of charities and voluntary groups across the city, addressing inequalities and working together to help create opportunities for those that most need help.

As part of a national network, UK Community Foundations, we invest in these groups by distributing grants and sharing advice – acting as a catalyst for positive change. Leeds Community Foundation relies on the generosity of individuals, businesses and public sector organisations to help local people to gain the support they need now, while investing in a brighter future for all. ​

Leeds Community Foundation is responsible for raising 100% of our core costs. Accordingly, we need to ensure that we cover all our overheads including the costs of governance and of advising and administering any funds. We take a management contribution on all funds managed by the Foundation which is re-invested in staff time to run our efficient and effective grant programmes, conduct full due diligence, and provide practical support and advice to local community projects. Please see our Annual Accounts for more details. 

Our Vision

Leeds Community Foundation is creating a city of opportunity for all. We work together with partners to create positive change with the communities that need it most, by investing funding and expertise to build a better future now.​

Our Impact 2018/2019

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Our Stories

Meet Garron

“Being a LGBT+ person is never going to be easy. You’re always going to have to fight. You’re going to have to be a warrior.”

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Meet Helen

“It’s a lovely activity to do because there are no distractions: it’s just you and your child, making a meal together.”

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Meet George

“It’s like a special club here and it’s lovely, we all have something in common. This is our family now and we couldn’t be happier.”

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