Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF)
Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) is the membership body for UK foundations and grant-making charities. Driven by a belief that foundations are a vital source for social good, our mission is to support them to be ambitious and effective in the way that they use their resources. We do this through the provision of policy and advocacy, research and information, and a wide-ranging programme of events and learning. Our 380 members collectively hold assets of around £50bn and give over £2.5bn annually. They range in size from large foundations with paid staff distributing over £20m a year each, to small often local volunteer-run trusts distributing less than £100,000 a year.
Driven by the belief that foundations are a vital source for social good:
ACF SUPPORTS foundations in achieving their charitable objectives
ACF ADVOCATES on behalf of foundations for an enabling policy, legislative and operating environment;
ACF CONNECTS foundations to people, organisations, governments and movements relevant to their work;
ACF INSPIRES foundations to be ambitious and effective in the way that they use their resources.
In order to achieve this, it must be ensured that …
ACF THRIVES and is sustainable, supporting members over the longer term.