Community Foundations in 12 local areas throughout the United Kingdom have released Vital Signs reports that measure social trends and issues to guide local charitable giving. These reports pull together existing research and combine this with community consultations to provide a clear picture of the issues faced by particular regions.
We define philanthropy as the giving of resources in an engaged and strategic way for maximum impact and in a tax efficient manner. It can include the giving of money, assets, time, talent, voice and one’s social capital. We believe in the power of philanthropy as a great social connector and the source of many great opportunities.