About Us


We are an independent local charity run by a board of trustees who are elected annually by our members.

With the support of our fundholders we have made grants totalling more than £30m since inception in 1999.

We provide a means by which people and organisations can make a difference to the most disadvantaged people in our community.

Cumbria Community Foundation is part of a national and international network of community foundations.  Together we seek to support people and organisations wishing to invest in the local community.

We employ a small team of professional staff who support the trustees in development, grant making and financial administration of the Foundation.

We are based at Dovenby Hall which is home of MSport and the Ford World Rally team.  We’re very grateful to Malcolm Wilson and the MSport team for supporting us.