TOGETHER WE CAN

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Giving to your community

At Hertfordshire Community Foundation, we provide a personal service to help people invest in their local area. Individuals, families and companies work with us to give their money, time or skills to help meet the specific needs of Hertfordshire residents.

We use our financial expertise to grow and build donors’ charitable gifts to create a permanent, flexible source of funding for those who need it most. We have in-depth local knowledge through our own Herts Matters research, so can match donors’ passions and interests to grassroots projects that are helping tackle key issues and enhancing the lives of those in some of our most disadvantaged communities.

Investing via HCF can help you give back to your local area in several ways:

Named Funds: For larger, long-term investments in the community, many individuals and corporates choose to set up a named fund as an alternative to establishing their own private trust.

Regular donations: Those who wish to make regular or occasional smaller donations can do so by visiting our Love Herts page.

Volunteering: You can also give your time, skills and expertise to your local community. We are always on the look-out for like-minded people with experience and passion to share.

To find out more please click on one of the options below or contact us.

Individuals & families

We work with you to find giving opportunities that meet you and your family's charitable objectives
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Corporate giving

We can help you to achieve your charitable and corporate social responsibility goals
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Professional advisors

We work with you to integrate philanthropy planning services into your client offering
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Trusts & foundations

We work with established or new trusts and foundations that would like to outsource part or all of their grant-making.
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Become a Friend

By giving regularly you can help us to plan and budget immediate and long term support in targeted areas, addressing real need and deprivation.
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Named funds

A simple and effective alternative to setting up your own charity or trust
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A gift in your will

Leave a lasting legacy by helping your community for generations to come
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Love Herts appeal

A simple way to give where you live. Donations to Love Herts have a direct impact and help to enhance and improve the lives of people in Hertfordshire.
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Hertfordshire's Children's Fund

Donations to this fund provide timely support to local disadvantaged children and families
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Winter appeal

Donations are used to deliver payments to vulnerable or older people who need additional financial help to heat their homes adequately in winter.
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Sponsorship

Sponsor one of HCF's publications or events
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Other ways to help

Looking to fundraise, volunteer or run a marathon?
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Catch up with our latest news

Hertfordshire Christmas Quiz - a fun way to help the people of Hertfordshire
It’s time to test your knowledge of our county and celebrate everything that is Hertfordshire. .
Grant helps to secure homes of vulnerable older people
A £5,000 grant from the Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s Action Fund is helping vulnerable older people to live safely in their own homes. .
780 local people died due to the cold weather last year
According to the Office for National Statistics an estimated 780 Hertfordshire residents deaths were recorded as ‘excess winter deaths’ during the winter of 2017/2018. The data, published on Wednesday 27 November 2019, also showed that respiratory diseases continued to be the leading cause of excess winter deaths.
Grants of up to £10,000 to improve the quality of life for adults in Hertfordshire
Funded by Hertfordshire County Council’s Community Wellbeing team the Community Grants programme is offering grants of up to £10,000. .