Helping people thrive

Philanthropy Club

With hundreds of local community groups near your front doorstep or your office, how do you make the best choice about who to support? East End Community Foundation’s Philanthropy Club brings together people who have a passion for making a difference in the community. You can support a variety of local charities and community groups through a simple annual or monthly donation and take advantage of a series of exclusive member benefits.

How will my donation be spent?

Members donate £1,000 per year either in a single donation or spread out over 12 months. £500 is used immediately to support local needs, and £500 is invested in an endowment, enabling us to give out grants to local projects for years to come.

A proportion of Philanthropy Club donations are awarded to specific initiatives, voted on and chosen by Club members, and EECF use the remaining funds to support charitable activity across the East End.

Can I meet other members and hear about the projects we support?

As a Club member, you will be invited to events throughout the year. You can meet fellow members and EECF donors, network, join in discussions about philanthropy in London and see the impact the Club is making in the community first-hand, by speaking to EECF staff and funded projects. You will also receive a copy of our Annual Review and annual research report and local giving guide, Vital Signs, as well as updates about the progress of Philanthropy Club funded projects.

How do I become a member?

We have a number of giving options to enable you to become a Club member including by online, by standing order, cheque or BACS.

Click to download 'Introducing the Philanthropy Club' for more about the Club and member benefits.

Contact Mariana Ferreira via or phone 020 7345 4445 with any queries or for further information.

Join our membership


Donate with ease through Charity Checkout, our secure online card payment facility, and choose to donate £83.33 per month or £1,000 per year. Simply tick the box ‘Yes, I am a UK taxpayer’ to Gift Aid your donation.

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Standing Order

Please download and complete our membership and standing order form and return to EECF. Please do not post the forms direct to your bank.

Download our membership and standing order form here.


Please download and complete our membership form and return to EECF with a cheque made payable to ‘East End Community Foundation’.

Download our membership and standing order form here.

Bank Transfer

Our bank details are included on our membership form. Please use your name as a reference when making your donation and return your completed membership form to EECF to inform us that you have completed the transfer.

Download our membership and standing order form here.

CAF Account

If you would prefer to donate through a CAF account, or have any other questions, please contact us for more information.

Gift Aid

100% of member donations are used to fund charitable activity in the East End as Club events and administration is funded through sponsorship and Gift Aid. If you are a UK taxpayer, East End Community Foundation can claim an extra 25% back from the government without it costing you a penny extra. EECF will reclaim Gift Aid from the tax you pay for the current tax year. In order to Gift Aid your donation, you must tick the Gift Aid box either online or on our membership form.

Claiming Tax Relief

If you’re a Higher or Additional Rate taxpayer, you can claim the difference between your tax rate (40 or 45%) and the basic rate of tax (20%) on your charitable donations. If you’re eligible for a tax rebate, this means in real terms a donation of £1,000 for a higher rate taxpayer will only cost £750 per year (around £15 per week).

You must include all your Gift Aid donations and record the net amount you donated in the relevant section of your Self-Assessment tax return. Alternatively, you can ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code to account for your Gift Aid tax relief.

Payroll Giving and Limited Company donations are not part of the Gift Aid Scheme and tax relief cannot be reclaimed on these amounts.