Community Foundation is a grassroots voluntary organisation supporting people in inner city areas to change their lives by improving their conditions and creating opportunities for people to reach their full potential. We are a not for profit organisation.
Tel: 0121 238 3282
252 - 260 Broad Street
Birmingham B1 2HF
Travelling by Bus
Bus no. 22, 23, 24 or 29
Get off at bus stop “Brindley Place” (Stop BR3), turn left and walk for about 1 minute you will reach Quayside Tower
Travelling by train:
New Street Station
Snow Hill Station
20 St Silas Square
Travelling by bus:
8C, 8A, 46, 51, 33, 16
Travel by train:
Perry Barr Train Station
Jewellery Quater Train Station
Community Foundation 2016/17 Annual report is now available, detailing the services and projects undertaken by the organisation during April 2016 - March 2017. Click the link below to open the report. Previous year report are also available below.
Please use the quick email link to drop us a line!
Our mission is to improve the quality of life of marginalised and hard to reach communities living in areas of multiple deprivation by setting up initiatives and supporting projects to develop communities to help themselves.
The concept of helping others to help themselves is far from new. It was exemplified in ancient times in the Chinese proverb: “Give a person a fish and they will eat for a day. Teach them how to fish and they will eat for a lifetime.” Ancient it may be, but it is as true today as ever.
Paramount to our approach is to address the barriers to good quality of life- worklessness, social exclusion, ill health, and educational underachievement.
- encourage civic participation of marginalised and hard to reach communities & provide education and training to build capacity of individuals and organisations to improve themselves, their organisation and their community.
- Develop projects and services to address underlining issues of social exclusion, homelessness, health inequality, unemployment and under achievement.
- develop targeted provisions to improve community safety, prevent anti social behaviour, domestic violence, drug/alcohol abuse and improve community cohesion and tolerance within marginalised and hard to reach communities.
- Provide a range of social, education and recreational services for hard to reach communities.
Community Foundation management, staff and volunteers are united by a common set of values.
Respect & Equality: We value others strengths and abilities and who they are as a person. We maintain relationships and keep confidentiality, upholding professional boundaries. We show courtesy to everyone and strive to provide opportunity to underprivileged segments of society regardless of gender, race, or religion.
Integrity: We value honesty and transparency, and being straightforward and genuine in all our dealings with people. We will treat every person with dignity and respect. We will be sensitive to diversity and difference.
Cooperation & Partnership: We value the opportunity to work together on common goals and toward a common purpose. We recognise and value the strengths and expertise of others and seek to work with them to improve outcomes for all in our community. We value being involved, either as individuals or as a group, in working with others to reach their desired outcomes.
Empowerment: We choose to empower. Instead of simply providing resources, our work focuses on developing in individuals the capacity and confidence they need to change their own situations and assist their communities.
Achievement: We value and recognise when people accomplish something they have set out to do through their skills, practice, perseverance or exertion. We value completing what we set out to do, adding value to and making a tangible difference to our community and work.
Commitment: We value following through on decisions and promises we make – we do what we say. We are enthusiastic about bringing our energy and skills into the workplace. We value determination and persistence in achieving our goals.
Community Outreach: We engage with our communities. We do not work in isolation. We practice our problem-solving abilities, share our knowledge, and give of our time and resources to make concrete positive contributions to our communities.
Creativity: We value dreaming of what’s possible! We value and look for innovative and different ways to do our work more effectively. We value imagination, experimentation, and fun in serving our community.