About East End Community Foundation




EECF exists and operates for the public benefit. Through its grant making and coordination of charitable giving locally it works to reduce inequality and reduce poverty within its geographical remit. Its formal objective is to promote the relief of poverty and sickness of persons within the London Boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Newham and City of London.


Our Mission

To drive philanthropy and charitable giving that responds to community needs and aspirations in East London, both now and in the future.


Our Vision

A philanthropic East End free of poverty.


Our Focus

Social needs in the East End are broad ranging and often higher than the London or national average. Our grant making is diverse but we prioritise quality funding requests that focus on:

  • increasing employability
  • raising educational achievement
  • reducing isolation
  • improving access to information, advice and guidance.


Our Purpose

To drive philanthropy and charitable giving that responds to our community’s needs and aspirations, both now and in the future, which we do by using our extensive local expertise and networks to:

  • award grants to local grassroots organisations using income from our endowment
  • manage and administer grant making for those with the ability to give
  • promote, encourage and co-ordinate local philanthropy and charitable giving
  • remain abreast of local issues and regularly publish research to guide others
  • advise businesses, individuals, government and charitable trusts to help them achieve their philanthropic and social responsibility goals
  • deliver a volunteer brokerage to engage employees with local community projects.



EECF is committed to supporting the local community and in March 2020 launched the East End Emergency Fund in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, to help keep the most vulnerable people in the community safe and well. 

Funds from this appeal are supporting local community groups and projects working to help the most needy and vulnerable during this crisis across Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Newham. 

This includes:

  • regular contact for isolated people
  • meal delivery services
  • advice and help with access to medical support and shopping deliveries
  • funding foodbanks and other services for the most vulnerable in our community 
  • enabling these groups and projects to change the way they work overnight to ensure they can reach those most in need of the help.

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