Testimonials from our donors:
“Foster Wheeler has been able to support and make a difference within our local community by making grants through the Berkshire Community Foundation to local voluntary organisations who would not have had access to such grants under normal channels of fundraising. We are proud to be associated with and support the Berkshire Community Foundation’s commitment of ‘helping ordinary people do extraordinary things’.”
Marchien Smit Chairperson, Foster Wheeler UK Charities & Sponsorship Forum Foster Wheeler Energy Limited
“The Berkshire Community Foundation has been invaluable in identifying projects that can contribute to making a difference to retirement in our local communities. It has helped us facilitate numerous projects which our employees support and engage in. We recognise that working in this way with local community groups creates huge benefits and in order to support such initiatives properly we set up a Prudential fund 10 years ago. Our close working relationship with Berkshire Community Foundation has contributed significantly to the success of our community based initiatives.”
Helen Ellis, Head of Corporate Responsibility and Community Relations, Prudential UK & Europe.
“Verbatim is delighted to support Berkshire Community Foundation by providing a back up reception service when members of staff are unavailable to man the phones. We recognise how important it is for an organisation which does so much good in Berkshire to be able to respond to donors and supporters with a human voice on the end of the phone. Our in-kind donation also means that the Foundation can keep their staff costs to a minimum.”
Graham Hill, Founder & Director, Verbatim Call Centres
“I view the Community Foundation as an ideal complement to our charity programme. It is a most effective method of delivering support to local charities. The Foundation allows our giving to be spread among the many smaller groups of volunteers who give their time freely in support of a variety of small and wanting charitable associations in Berkshire. The good that is provided by these caring helpers and leaders to the many needy within the community is deserving of our support through a Foundation organisation such as the Berkshire Community Foundation”.
John Nike OBE DL
“Thinking local does not have to mean thinking small”
“Anything is possible when you feel passionately about it – that was apparent from everyone. Many thanks. An inspirational evening with inspiring people”
“A perfect way of channelling our community budget to the right people every time”
“Very educational and inspiring evening. Now I do understand much better what the Berkshire Foundation is doing and value it is adding to the community”
“I was very much touched by the stories told by the various charities and voluntary organisations”
“I am amazed at how much can be achieved with so little”
“The BCF Grants Reception is a vivid reminder of why I like to contribute to this organisation!”
"The Community Foundation can effectively reach out and put its arms around the county on our behalf."