Community Foundation for Buckinghamshire. Connecting people who care with local causes that matter.
Heart of Bucks is the community foundation for Buckinghamshire; a funding organisation awarding grants and loans to local charities and community groups.
Community foundations are dedicated to improving the lives of people in a defined local geographical area. We bring together the financial resources of individuals, families, and businesses to support effective non-profits in their communities.
One of the strengths of Heart of Bucks is our unique understanding of the needs of Buckinghamshire. Through research and outreach work we ensure that funding reaches those who need it most and can use it effectively.
As one of the largest non-statutory funders in the county, together with our donors, we have supported more than 3,500 community organisations since our first grant payment in 2000. To date, we have distributed over £10m in grants and loans across Buckinghamshire.
We are part of a network of 47 community foundations across the UK, all striving to help people and organisations invest in their communities.
Every three years Heart of Bucks undergoes an independent quality accreditation as part of our membership of UK Community Foundations. We are also registered with the Fundraising Regulator.
We are hugely pleased with the professionalism and prompt assistance we have received for our grant. We cannot tell you how much we appreciate it. Your contributions have helped a new club expand to nearly triple its size in just one year. We are very proud of our club and love our new equipment so THANK YOU!!!
I have supported Heart of Bucks throughout the lifetime of the foundation and have seen it mature over the years. As experts in local giving, I would definitely recommend Heart of Bucks to anyone looking to give something back.
The positive communication from Heart of Bucks soon after the impact of Covid was realised was appreciated enormously, this included an understanding that original target outcomes may need to be adapted as well as ongoing efficient and friendly support even when staff are working from home.
We were hugely impressed by the speed of your response: 48 hours from the submission of an expression of interest to being told that a grant would be made must be a record! That speed was critical in bringing urgent relief to some desperate families and individuals.