Announcing Joe Crome as Director of Philanthropy

6th October 2017

The Community Foundation for Surrey is delighted to announce the appointment of Joe Crome as our Director of Philanthropy.

Joe begins his new role in early December. He will work closely with the Foundation’s Donors to successfully achieve their giving objectives and alongside Kate Peters, our Director of Grants & Impact, to ensure the effectiveness of our Donors’ generosity. Joe is also committed to raising the profile of the Community Foundation and supporting the further development of local philanthropy across Surrey.

For the last 4 years, Joe has led Leatherhead Youth Project (LYP), a charity with whom the Foundation has had a strong relationship for a number of years. Although he will be greatly missed by all at LYP, we are proud to have him join our team.

Joe’s passion for philanthropy and creative approach can only serve to positively support the Foundation’s continued progress. We know you will join us in welcoming Joe and wish him every success when he begins the new role.

We have a New Home!

30th August 2017

Guildford Borough Council have kindly agreed to accommodate our team The Community Foundation for Surrey going forward in their offices at Millmead House.

Please note our new address as of 1st September will be:


Community Foundation for Surrey

Millmead House





We are very grateful to Barlow Robbins Solicitors for hosting us in their Godalming office for the last two years. Our time in Godalming has seen many achievements at the Foundation. From October 2015 to date we have awarded £2 million in grants and continued to build our funds, including endowments to over £11 million.

We aim to continue this exciting level of growth in our new Guildford home.

Focus on Local Philanthropy

10th August 2016

Local Philanthropy Podcast

Our Deputy Director was recently interviewed by Martin Bamford, Managing Director of Informed Choice Independent Financial Planning. The podcast has local philanthropy as its focus, and the interview includes information on:

  • How you can make a difference here in Surrey; and
  • How the Community Foundation for Surrey can provide professional guidance and support to make your local giving effective and enjoyable.

Questions answered in the podcast include:

  • What are the Community Foundation for Surrey’s main aims and how does it work?
  • How does philanthropy differ from charity?
  • How can philanthropy fit into financial planning? Where would someone start if they were thinking about allocating some of their financial resources to important local causes?
  • What are the main issues facing Surrey’s community and how can philanthropy help?

Click below to listen: