Community Foundations harness the generosity of individuals, families and businesses to support local communities and thousands of people in need.
We help to create stronger communities and to make it easier for local people to give back to their areas. There is a unique sense of satisfaction in knowing that you are making a real difference to the lives of others, especially close to home.
Philanthropy is an important part of our community infrastructure. This is especially true in times of austerity when communities are unlikely to have access to all the funding they need. Local philanthropy plays an essential role in strengthening communities and connecting philanthropists with important causes that they are passionate about and also make a significant difference.
Jamie Carragher’s 23 Foundation
Jamie Carragher set up the 23 Foundation through the Community Foundation for Merseyside at the beginning of 2009 with the proceeds from his charitable Testimonial Match and matched funds secured from the Government by us. The 23 Foundation seeks to provide the youth of Merseyside with the means to make a difference in society by giving them an outlet through sport and education. It distributes funding to both community groups that are working with young people and to individuals who are looking to further their sporting careers either through coaching or via participating in sporting competitions.