Individual and family giving

Generations of giving

Begin to grow or continue a family tradition into the next generation. Working with you, we can create giving opportunities for you and your whole family. You may choose to create a Charitable Fund, or contribute to our Suffolk Giving Fund grant-making, and take advantage of match funding opportunities. Alternatively, you may choose to join one of our Giving Circles, contribute to our on-going development or leave a legacy to Suffolk.

Suffolk-based family Tom and Kate Hill are one such family who have been keen for some time to get involved with local giving through Suffolk Community Foundation, both as a way of putting something positive back into the community they live in but also as a way of engaging their children with philanthropy.

“We have discussed various ways of increasing our local charitable impact, but we wanted to be sure that we could be involved in more ways than giving money,”

explains Kate, a renowned interior designer who works under her maiden name of Kate Earle.

“I was very excited when the opportunity arose to be the Patron of the first Women & Girls Giving Circle in the UK, here in Suffolk – it was an example of like-minded people coming together to share, learn and make a difference to a subject they care about, in partnership with Suffolk Community Foundation who really know what they are talking about.”

Kate adds,

“I am delighted to say that my young daughter asked to become a Women & Girls Fund member in her own right, and my husband Tom has now joined the Foundation’s Suffolk 100 to help support the wider remit of the Suffolk Giving Fund’s community grantmaking.  As a family, we are delighted to be supporting the Foundation and are speaking to many others about getting involved too.”

For more information on how a Named Fund can be built to channel family giving through the gift of cash, shares, property or a legacy bequest, please contact Tim Holder, Development Director at the Foundation on 01473 786916.

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