Celebrating 30 years of local giving

Celebrating 30 years of local giving

Since 1988 Hertfordshire Community Foundation has distributed over £11 million in grant aid to over 1,000 groups and organisations helping tackle need and deprivation across Hertfordshire. With ambitious plans for the future find out how you can join in with the celebrations.
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Last year Hertfordshire Community Foundation distributed over £800,000 to 300 groups and organisations helping tackle need and deprivation across the county.

With your help, the Hertfordshire Community Foundation can be a remarkable force for good. Through our Herts Matters research we ensure funds are directed at those in greatest need.



We make local giving easy, ensuring that your donation is used in the most effective way. We do this by connecting donors of all sizes with local charities and voluntary groups.

Whether you would like to make a one-off donation, leave a gift in your will or set up a named fund, all donations will have a direct impact, helping improve the lives of people in Hertfordshire.
You Can Help!


We provide a range of grants to support the county's community and voluntary groups. We manage over 100 different funds, all of which aim to tackle deprivation and improve social welfare in Hertfordshire, some of which are tailored more specifically to the interests of our donors.

It’s our job to match the funds available with the needs in the county and we do it by encouraging, and in some cases actively seeking out applications.
How to apply

Catch up with our latest news

Love Herts paves the way for healthier futures
The Stevenage Sporting Futures Team have been awarded £4,680 through our Love Herts appeal to support the delivery of their GO 2 project, a programme for 6-7 year olds aiming to change the eating habits of participating children and their families.
30th Anniversary Garden Party
Thank you to all who joined us on Thursday 28th June, especially to Kate and Henry Holland-Hibbert for so generously hosting the event.
Love Herts helps teach practical skills
The LoveHerts appeal was recently able to provide a grant to The Kitchen Front to run ten basic hands-on cooking workshops in Hemel Hempstead. .
HCF welcomes two new team members
We are pleased to welcome Georgina Bawden and Maureen Palmer who joined HCF in June.