Gift Acceptance Policy

The Community Foundation engages donors living, working or interested in its geographical area of benefit. It recognises that donors have a range of interests, and wants them to make informed choices about their giving. The Foundation is proud that donors choose us as the route for their community philanthropy. Our Gift Acceptance Policy sets out the basis on which the Foundation accepts gifts, the range of gift types and the ways they may be applied.

Assets donated to establish, grow or contribute to funds at the Community Foundation are irrevocable gifts. They become the Foundation’s property (unless specific alternative provision is made) and our Board carries the legal responsibility for ensuring that donations are used for charitable purposes in line with any restrictions agreed with donors.

The Foundation recommends that prospective donors obtain independent professional legal and/or financial advice regarding any proposed gift.

Our Gift Acceptance Policy can be downloaded here.