Give to your community

We understand that giving to your community is a very individual decision. There are many different reasons why people and businesses choose to support charitable causes. For some, giving to your community could be a result of their own life experiences, for others it may be a sense of duty to give something back.

The Community Foundation for Surrey is an independent grant-making charity and the central platform for giving in the county, bringing together those in a position to give with those delivering local action.

We offer a range of giving options to enable local individuals, families, businesses and trusts to give to your community – to get their funds to the heart of the issues that matter most to them in a way that is both efficient and personalised.

For individuals and families

Gillot Family Fund

For Charitable Trusts

Charitable trust

For businesses and corporates

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Leave a lasting Legacy

Fiona Strong

For Professional Advisors

Survey feedback

All our Funds: Listed A-Z

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Why you should give to your community through us

  • We are local – we guarantee that your funds will be used to support the local community in which you live and work. You can visit projects you support and see for yourself the positive impact that your support achieves.
  • We make giving easy – we invite applications from within the community, carry out excellent due diligence, arrange for grant payments to be made and carry out end of grant reporting.
  • We are knowledgeable – we have unrivalled local knowledge of local community needs and provide expert advice and support in grant giving.
  • We are here to stay – we are building an endowment for grant-making so that we continue to give to support local communities in perpetuity.

Interested in giving to your community?

To enquire about ‘Becoming a Donor’, please email us at

If you wish to speak to one of our team:

Contact Zoe Coltart, Fund Development Manager

01483 958307,


Contact Amy Lee, Fund Development Manager

01483 906383, 

Further Information

Read more about the Community Foundation for Surrey

Watch video – What is a Community Foundation?



Please click on the publications below to find out more about giving with the Community Foundation for Surrey.

Case for Support

Tax Effective Giving

Leave a Legacy

Annual Published Schedule of Contributions