Helping people thrive

Individuals & Families

Anyone can be a philanthropist through East End Community Foundation and there is no better place to invest than your local community.

Using our reach and expertise we will work with you to ensure your gift creates maximum impact and is targeted precisely at the people you want to help.

Giving through EECF is simple and effective.  Depending on your priorities and the level of investment you wish to make, we have a range of tax effective giving options including

Set up a named fund

Options for named funds vary depending on the size of gift and how involved you want to be in selecting groups to receive support. We can advise you on the best approach for your named fund and, once active, we will match it with appropriate requests for support from our communities. 

In every case, we will complete a philanthropy agreement and provide you with a named Account Manager.  You will receive a report every year on the charitable activity you have supported including, where appropriate, feedback from the recipients of awards. 

Types of named funds:

  • Endowment funds 
  • Annual or flow-through funds 
  • Bespoke options

Contribute to our Borough  Funds

EECF distributes small and standard grants to community groups in Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets under the themes of employment and training, education and community wellbeing and inclusion. Your donation could also be used to extend any of these programmes in a locality of your choice, enabling you to support a range of charities and projects which are working to support local issues.

Leave a gift in your will 

Leaving a charitable bequest in your will to EECF is an effective way to create a tax-efficient, lasting legacy, to provide continuing support to the causes and communities you most care about in East London.

A bequest could add to one of our existing funds or be used to create a new one based on your wishes. For example, your will may specify you wish the bequest to assist people living in the area where you live, specific local groups or charities, or more generally a cause that’s close to your heart. EECF will manage the fund and distribute it in accordance with your wishes ensuring that it supports charitable organisations and projects in the most effective and efficient way.

Please contact 020 7345 4444 for more information.



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