Who We Are

We are a registered charity (set up via the Charity Commission in 1995) dedicated to helping local people find local solutions to local community needs from the grassroots up working in Birmingham and the Black Country.

We are members of a national community focussed framework called *Community Foundation Network (who were set up in 1991) and there are currently 57 Community Foundations based in the UK.

Finding UK community foundations.

Helping local community projects in your area:

  • One unique gateway to hundreds of local groups/activities
  • Support over 700 community projects helped each year
  • Average grant awarded £3,000
  • Trusted team with local understanding
  • We have awarded over £27 million in grants since 1997
  • We are one of 57 community foundations across the UK
  • A direct impact made on half a million lives each year
  • Indirect impact on millions of lives long term
  • Each project tracked and evaluated for you and us
  • Helps you to never say no to community support

  • * Community Foundation Network, established in 1991 to:

    • Promote the concept of community foundations
    • Stimulate their growth and best practice
    • Support individual community foundations and help them network with each other
  • What We Do

    Our two broad purposes are:
    To work with the community supporting local voluntary and community activity through a programme of constructive grant making; and
    To work with local donors by pooling the donations of philanthropically minded individuals and community-minded companies into an Endowment Fund...read more
    Case Studies

  • How to Give

    You can decide how much to give and make a secure on-line donation.

  • Apply for Grants

    Birmingham & Black Country Community Foundation is an independent charity that offers direct support to grassroots organisations within Birmingham and the Black Country.