About Us

We were founded in 1986 because we believe…

  • everyone deserves the same opportunities to fulfil their potential, no matter where they live
  • we can achieve economic, social and physical well-being across South Yorkshire
  • that we can build stronger communities
  • and that giving local can transform lives

For the last 31 years, we have raised and distributed over £26m in grants to community and voluntary projects across South Yorkshire and created an Endowment of over £11m to create a lasting legacy that will continue to support South Yorkshire for many years to come.

South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation is a part of the UK Community Foundations network made up of 46 Community Foundations across the UK, which manage a total endowment of £580 million. We have been quality accredited by the UK Community Foundation through external assessors to standards endorsed by the Charity Commission.