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BOOKING NOW! ACF Annual Conference - 4 November 2015

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ACF Annual Conference

Thank you to all who attended this year's conference which focused on foundation independence; its implications, its power and its limitations. View the full brochure including plenary speakers and break-out sessions here.


This unique seminar series, now in its fifth year, will equip trustees to deal confidently with the key issues involved in the governance and management of foundation endowments. Participants report that they can immediately apply the principles from the seminars to their own situation. Find out more. 



We have pleasure in inviting you to attend a workshop session to discuss the findings of our new report Intentional Investing. Published by the ACF and sponsored by Cazenove Charities, the report looks at whether and how charity investors might reflect their organisation’s aims, values, or wider social goals into their investment practice. 


At each event, Wednesday 11 November and Thursday 3 December, authors Richard Jenkins and Kate Rogers will discuss their main findings and identify the key questions that trustees might consider to find the right approach in their context.Book now. 


Family Foundations 

This is the seventh edition of Family Foundation Giving Trends. It provides an update on annual charitable income and spending by the UK’s top 100 family foundations in 2013/2014, with details on the next 50 foundations. 

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Top 300 Foundations 

Giving Trends Top 300 Foundation Grant-Makers 2015 is part of a series of annual reports which will track key indicators of the health of the foundation sector: its giving, its income and the value of its assets. 

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Legal Opinion – Improving support for Destitute Migrants

The following 4 documents provide opinions for ACF members on the legality of support for migrants, including asylum seekers, with no recourse to public funds. The first summary paper provides a context for the Legal Opinion with support from two annexes, the first of which covers legal issues for charities supporting projects for destitute migrants including charitable trusts and foundations, and the other provides information specifically aimed at housing providers.


ACF (Association of Charitable Foundations) is the leading membership association for trusts and foundations in the UK with over 300 members ranging in size from small and local grant-makers to some of the world's largest foundations.

Through our services to members we provide a framework in which trusts and foundations can learn from each other's experience, explore matters of common concern and achieve good practice in grant-making. ACF Members - login or register to access the members' area. 

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