Supporting local causes that matter

Hertfordshire Community Foundation is an independent charity which encourages local philanthropy. We provide advice and giving options for donors which we transform into funding and support for small charities, voluntary groups and individuals in Hertfordshire. By making local giving easy we strengthen our local communities and improve the lives of vulnerable people.

Our impact 2018-19

£1, 042 328

awarded in grants in 2018/19


estimated beneficiaries

over 300

projects supported


grants to individuals and families living in crisis

Hidden deprivation

A snapshot of some of the challenges facing our communities

Coronavirus Disaster Relief Fund for Hertfordshire

Coronavirus Disaster Relief Fund for Hertfordshire

We are appealing for donations to the Coronavirus Disaster Relief Fund for Hertfordshire. This fund is helping HCF to get help quickly to local charities and community organisations that are supporting the most vulnerable people during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Our response to Coronavirus  (Covid-19)

Our response to Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Emergency grants of up to £5,000 available for small charities and local community groups:


We want to reassure you that we will do everything we can to continue supporting the sector at this time. Please click here to see a message from our Director, Helen Gray.

Making a difference in Hertfordshire

Making a difference in Hertfordshire

Public sector cuts, an ageing population and an increase in child poverty are just some of the factors contributing to the growing demand placed on local charitable services. The need for local giving to support Hertfordshire’s charities and community groups has never been greater.

On behalf of our donors HCF has invested over £11 million into small charities and community projects across Hertfordshire since 1988.

With your help we can continue to improve the lives of the most disadvantaged in our county through effective community philanthropy.

Hertfordshire Children's Fund

Hertfordshire Children's Fund

Statistics show that there are approximately 25,000 children living in poverty in Hertfordshire. Our Hertfordshire Children's Fund provides small, timely grants to local families in crisis to ensure they can keep their children healthy, safe and clean.

The fund relies on generous donors in order to continue to support those in need.

Latest news

May 26th, 2020
Coronavirus Relief Fund survey results have been published
May 18th, 2020
Crowdfund Hertfordshire webpage launched to help local charities and businesses

Our impact