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 wellbeing across South Yorkshire
  • that we can build stronger communities
  • and that giving local can transform lives

For the last 32 years, we have raised and distributed over £28m 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.

Find out more about our impact in South Yorkshire >