Our story


Our story
Founded.  First meeting of the board was held on October 13,  a1999 with chair Keith Arnold, and directors John Curteis, John Tree, Ken Abram, Pearl Criddle and apologies from Andrew Reid, John Pathy and Charles Middleton.


Our story
Celebrations as the foundation marks its first £1m in total grants awarded. Amongst the organisations supported in this year were Menai Bridge Heritage Trust and Aberdyfi Partnership.


Trustees announce that the foundation has reached £1 million in endowment.


Achieved Charity Commission endorsed Quality Accreditation Award.


The Prince of Wales agrees to become a patron.


Selected as charity of choice for the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton. Funds raised went to support carers and young carers in North Wales.


The community foundation celebrates having distributed a fantastic £10 million through grant-making.


Dr Dewi Davies became our first million pound donor, setting up a fund to support organisations and community groups in North West Carmarthenshire and South Ceredigion. Dr Davies wanted to give back to the community where he grew up, hoping to address some of the challenges faced by young people, the elderly and disadvantaged people in a rural part of the country.


The foundation's endowment funds reaches the £10 million landmark.


Community Foundation Wales celebrates investing £25 million in Welsh communities through its grant-making. Our grant-making supports five themes - educating and young people, communities, health, culture and environment.