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.

Our vision is a world that is supported, sustained, and strengthened by the effective use of foundation resources. Our mission is to support foundations to be ambitious and effective in the way that they use their resources.

Contact us:
020 7255 4499

Acorn House, 314-320 Gray’s Inn Road, London, WC1X 8DP

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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