At the heart of local giving - making community the cause

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Tees Valley Community Foundation provides the link between those who want to give back or establish a legacy with those who are passionate about making a difference to the community. 

By providing this specialised service, we enable people to feel confident and assured in their giving, whilst ethically supporting genuine transformation in the lives of local people, now and for years to come. 

It’s an important role that we deliver with responsibility and integrity, and it’s why we’re recognised as the go-to choice for giving in the Tees Valley. 

About Us

29 Years

£33 Million

500,000 People

How can you help?


Sometimes it’s better to ask: What do you want your money to do? What would you like the impact to be?

Whether you’re making a donation from your own money, managing a legacy from the loss of a loved one, or have any other circumstance that bring you here, we’re experienced in helping our donors make decisions that can sometimes be sensitive, complex, legally intricate and overwhelming.

We navigate the process so the intention and impact hits the right spot. Is your donation for now, forever or both? 

Latest Insights

Our Chief Exec, Hugh, pays tribute to former Chairman

Our CEO Hugh has paid tribute to a ‘dedicated and resolute’ former chairman, John Bennett, who has sadly died following a short illness. John, aged 76 years, of Hutton Rudby, was married to Alison - his wife of 55 years - and father to three sons Robin, Torquil and Rhuari as well as the proud grandfather to seven grandchildren. He became chairman of TVCF in 2005 and spent the next five years making a considerable impact on our grant giving organisation, which aims to empower communities to address disadvantage and exclusion in the Tees Valley.


We’ve been managing and distributing the kindness and generosity of local people and businesses since 1988.  We’re a small team with huge experience, offering reassuring, expert guidance to both our donors and the community causes we help. 

Check out the timeline below to follow our journey.

Who's Involved

Check out the stories behind some of the people and businesses who help us make it all happen.

29 Years

£33 Million

500,000 People