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MK Community Foundation is a leading grant-making charity helping to make Milton Keynes a great place to live and work.

Connecting and growing our community

Milton Keynes Community Foundation connects people and resources to projects and ideas to create positive change in our communities through programmes such as, grants making, working with and our annual Charity Car Raffle.

We are leaders in developing philanthropy in our community and engaging with people who have the ability to give money – individuals, families and companies so that we can fund a wide range of voluntary and community sector activity.

Over 30 years MK Community Foundation has provided over £20millon of support to local charities and community groups through our grants programme and rent subsidies, helping to make Milton Keynes a great place to live and work.

With our donors help we transform lives and strengthen communities across Milton Keynes.

  • We support local people who are working to make a real difference to vulnerable, isolated and disadvantaged people in MK.
  • We specialise in awarding grants to smaller, lesser known charities and groups alongside supporting well-known charities such as MK YMCA and Ride High.
  • We make it easier for local people to support the whole community, giving money as individuals, families and businesses.
  • We make it easy for charities and Community Groups to apply for funding and support from us.

In 2015-16 we provided over £1.7 million in grants to local charities and groups who help people in poverty, with disabilities, young children, the elderly, arts and sports.

We are proud to provide support that helps make Milton Keynes a better place to live and work in for thousands of people.

Our supporters’ generosity helps us meet the immediate needs of MK as well as building up an endowment to help people for many years to come.

"Thanks to the Community Foundation we now have a purpose built play area. It has given the children in our refuge a safe, fun place to play and start to move on from the effects of domestic abuse"

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From time to time we would like to get in touch to keep you up-to-date with what we are doing. Due to changes in fundraising regulations, we now require you to actively opt into receiving communication from us.

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Our Year 2016-17

Milton Keynes Community Foundation – Our Year 2016-2017

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Vital Signs 2017

Milton Keynes Community Foundation – Vital Signs 2017

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Meet the Team

Milton Keynes Community Foundation - Meet the Team

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Why contribute to MK Community Foundation?

Deep knowledge

30 years' supporting MK charities and people gives us a deep understanding of local needs and opportunities.

Trusted experience

MK Community Foundation provides sustainable support to local charities through our grant making expertise.

Positive growth

We enrich the lives of local people and create positive growth for Milton Keynes through our funding.

Connecting and growing our local community

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If you’re a charity or community group in Milton Keynes you may be eligible for one of our grants.

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Your donation, whether large or small, will help local charities make a difference in our community.

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