Top 10 Reasons Why Our Donors Choose Us

1. We're local...


... with deep roots in the local community, as well as being part of a national and international network of community foundations. Our donors support the local community in which they live and work and can visit the projects they support to see for themselves the positive impact that they are having.
 

2. We're here to stay...


... as a Community Foundation we aim to create positive social change in Merseyside. We facilitate strategic philanthropy and create endowment funds that will respond to the needs and build on the assets of Merseyside's communities for many generations.
 

3. We make an impact...


... we research the needs and assets of local communities throughout Merseyside, always consulting with the local community, to ensure we are making an impact. We advise our donors on how they can make the greatest impact with the resource they have available to them.
 

4. We're transparent...


... we are transparent and reputable stewards of community resources, committed to being accountable, accessible and responsible. We build partnerships based on mutual trust.
 

5. We offer a professional service...


... we provide a highly personalised and professional service tailored to each donor. Whether you want to give now or in the future, locally or nationally, we can customise a philanthropic plan that meets your objectives. 


6. We're passionate...


... our team of staff are passionate about their jobs and our donors comment on this as being a key reason for why they choose to work with us.
 

7. We believe in the power of many...


... our donors become part of the Community Foundation family, and often will become volunteers for the Community Foundation, or even ambassadors or advisory group members. Not only do our donors benefit from meeting like-minded people but they also benefit from our pooling of investments, enabling us to develop strong, long-term growth plans with the help of the best investment professionals.
 

8. We are flexible...


... we offer a variety of types of Funds and Foundations to suite our donors' desired level of involvement. Our donors can choose how they wish to support the local community, benefiting from the Community Foundation's expertise. Our donors can change their mind over time, or prioritise themes on a yearly basis. Our donors are in control of their philanthropy and can be involved as much or as little as they wish in the grant-making process.
 

9. We carry the financial and legal responsibility...


... all our funds and foundations sit under the Community Foundation's Registered Charity Number. We take care of all the annual accounting and reporting, letting our donors focus on supporting the local community.
 

10. We aim to create positive social change...


... together with our philanthropists, funding partners, community groups and voluntary organisations, we aim to create real social change in Merseyside via strategic grant-making and community philanthropy.