In 1998 a group of far-sighted people identified the need to give those struggling in the community a voice and and to establish a source of funding for community self-help within Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. That small acorn  grew to become the Cornwall Community Foundation in 2003.

Since 2003, the Foundation has awarded more than £7.5 million to Cornish communities, supporting more than 2,500 local, grass-roots organisations. In 2017 alone, £575,000 was awarded in grants to strengthen communities in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Governed by a Board of Trustees, the Foundation is a registered charity (Charity No 1099977) and company limited by guarantee (Company No 04816191).

Our aim is simple, we bring together people who want to help Cornish communities with projects that make a real difference.

Generous individual and business donors invest in endowed and immediate impact funds, generating the resources to change lives. This enables us to assess and award grants to the local grassroots community groups that need it most.