WELCOME TO THE HAMPSHIRE AND ISLE OF WIGHT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
HIWCF is an independent charitable foundation dedicated to connecting donors with the local causes and charities they care about.
HIWCF are part of a national network of 58 active community foundations across the UK who play a leading role in the development of local philanthropy to sustain voluntary action within our communities. Collectively the network has already encouraged the growth of community owned endowments to £225m on behalf of 23,400 donors. In 2010 grants totalling £74m were awarded to more than 26,000 groups across the UK.
HIWCF has built a local endowment of £5m and awarded more than £3m in small grants to over 1,685 local community groups and charities.
We specialise in awarding grants to smaller, lesser known charities and community groups who offer the support, services and activities that can really make a difference to local people's lives.
We are proud to have made a difference to the lives of over 400,000 people living in our local communities across Hampshire & Isle of Wight.