ACF is the membership body for UK foundations and grant-making charities. Driven by a belief that foundations are a vital source for social good, our mission is to support them to be ambitious and effective in the way that they use their resources. We do this through the provision of policy and advocacy, research and information, and a wide-ranging programme of events and learning. Our 400 members collectively hold assets of around £50bn and give over £2.5bn annually.

Founded in 1989, ACF was established as a member-led association that should be fully responsive to the concerns and priorities of its members. 

Contact us:
020 7255 4499

28 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LS


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Please see our policy on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Please see our complaints procedure.

Please see our whistleblowing procedure


Media enquiries
​Richard Hebditch, Director of External Affairs, Richard@acf.org.uk

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: 28 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LS.
Download a copy of ACF's Memorandum and Articles of Association.


We support UK foundations and grant-making charities