At the heart of local giving - making community the cause

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

33 Years

£35 Million

800,000 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

Sports clubs on Teesside share £117,300!

Fifteen Teesside children’s sports clubs have bagged a share of £117,300 thanks to the Cash for Kids Sports Challenge partnership between TFM and Tees Valley Community Foundation.


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.

33 Years

£35 Million

800,000 People