ACF is the membership body for the UK’s endowed foundations and charitable grant-making trusts. Founded in 1989, ACF was established as a member-led association that should be fully responsive to the concerns and priorities of its members. We now have over 330 members.

Vision: Our vision is a world that is supported, sustained, and strengthened by the effective use of foundation resources.

Mission: Our mission is to support foundations to be ambitious and effective in the way that they use their resources.


Contact us:
ACF (Association of Charitable Foundations)
Acorn House, 314-320 Gray’s Inn Road,
London, WC1X 8DP

Email:        acf@acf.org.uk
Telephone:   020 7255 4499

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Our legal status:
ACF became a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales on the 1 January 2005.
Our company registration number is 5190466 and our charity registration number is 1105412.
Our Registered Office is: Acorn House, 314-320 Gray’s Inn Road, London, WC1X 8DP.
Download a copy of ACF's Memorandum and Articles of Association.

We support UK foundations and grant-making charities