About Quartet Community Foundation
The main focus of Quartet Community Foundation is to change people's lives for the better across the West of England. We do this by enabling a wide variety of donors to fund projects that make a difference where people live and work.
Quartet Community Foundation is an independent charity and company limited by guarantee. Originally founded in November 1986 as the Greater Bristol Trust, our geographic area and name have evolved to be within local government boundaries as part of a nationwide Community Foundation movement. Since 2005, Quartet Community Foundation has served a population of about 1 million people in the four unitary authority areas of Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
Community Foundations match those who want to invest their money with those who give of their time and energy to improve local communities. We see our role as nurturing both, celebrating the joy of giving and inspiring further action.
Over the past 25 years we have made grants of over £25 million and built a permanent endowment of over £16 million. We distribute over 1,000 grants each year to voluntary and community groups across the West of England.
In 2012, Quartet Community Foundation celebrated a quarter century of service to the West of England. Our challenge is to build on our firm foundations to inspire the next generation of donors to support the wellbeing of their local communities.