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

Hertfordshire Matters needs analysis

Hertfordshire Matters needs analysis

Our latest needs analysis report is now available to download. It identifies some of the key challenges facing Hertfordshire residents and highlights inequalities that exist in the county. We use this information to help more people to connect, collaborate and engage to build stronger communities and to make our county a better place for everyone.
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)

Following the results of our survey we have now launched Phase 2 of our Coronavirus Relief Fund grants 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

September 21st, 2020
Wildlife photo exhibition launches in aid of HCF
September 16th, 2020
New Crowdfunding funds launch

Our impact