Funding Local Causes

Corporate Giving

We partner with Hertfordshire businesses to help them achieve their charitable and corporate social responsibility goals.

Local corporate giving enables companies of all sizes to become actively involved in the communities in which their staff, customers and suppliers live, work and play.
No matter what size of company you are or how much you wish to donate, through your corporate giving you have the opportunity to make a real difference to local communities in Hertfordshire.

A growing number of Hertfordshire-based businesses are looking to support their local communities by enhancing their current corporate social responsibility programme or by establishing a new strategy.

Many companies do not have the resource or time to handle charitable requests – HCF will provide the support and advice needed to create a simple, flexible and tangible way of making a real difference.

We have options to suit every type and size of business:

Establish a charitable fund

Start a charitable fund which matches your wishes and interests without the administrative burdens and obligations associated with setting up and managing a charitable trust.
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Payroll giving

An opportunity for businesses to help their employees make regular payments to charitable causes they care about, directly from their gross pay.
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Give a once off donation

Donations of any size mean that we can continue to support local grassroots charities across our county.
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Setup a regular donation

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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Support the Keeping the Heart in Herts Fund

Members of the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce are coming together to improve the economic and social wellbeing of communities where they live and work.
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Sponsorship opportunities

Gain exposure for your company as well as supporting the our important work within the communities of Hertfordshire.
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Support the Children's Fund

Your donation will help to provide essential and timely support to disadvantaged children and families in Hertfordshire
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Support the Love Herts Fund

Donations to Love Herts have a direct impact and help to enhance and improve the lives of people in Hertfordshire. A simple way to give where you live.
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"As the founder of a successful local business, I wanted to find a way of identifying well-run, local, people-based charities in need of funding. HCF meets my needs like a hand in a glove. They have a committee that vets each application for funds in advance, so that I can have confidence that the money is being well-spent. And, they are extremely easy to deal with.”
John Fearon, Fund holder
We have been working with the Hertfordshire Community Foundation for over ten years and it has been an incredibly rewarding and enjoyable experience. The work they do and the advice they provide in enabling us to support a range of charities across the county is simply tremendous.

As we do not have a specific area of interest we are forever challenging the team on new topics and different projects to support. Each and every time, however, they rise to the occasion with a level of diligence which should be the envy of the commercial world.

Given the above we are particularly keen to support and promote the awareness of the Foundation’s work and their twin objectives of grant making and philanthropy within Hertfordshire. We very much hope that more individuals, corporates and charities will have the opportunity of working with such a committed and diligent organisation and experiencing first-hand the difference the Foundation is making to so many people’s lives across Hertfordshire.
Edward Rowlandson - Graham Rowlandson Foundation
The service that Hertfordshire Community Foundation offers is flexible and cost effective. Our fund has been tailored to our needs and the Foundation's knowledge of local charitable groups helps our staff committee make informed decisions on where we target our support.
Paul Marsden, Chief Executive, Harpenden Building Society

Catch up with our latest news

Building Effectiveness 2024: Open for applications!
The Voluntary, Community, and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector in Hertfordshire can now apply towards the Building Effectiveness 2024 programme. This initiative is set to challenge and support VCSE sector leaders in identifying and addressing issues that hinder their organisations' growth and long-term sustainability.
Successful gathering for Private Client Advisors
Thank you to all our delegates, speakers and sponsor who joined us at our exclusive Private Client Networking event held on Friday 24 May at the very beautiful and newly opened Apple House at the Serge Hill Project..
Exclusive networking opportunity for legal, financial and advisory professionals in Hertfordshire
Legal, financial and advisory professionals working with private clients in Hertfordshire are invited to join Hertfordshire Community Foundation on Friday, 24 May 2024 for an exclusive Private Client Networking Lunch in collaboration with Longmores Solicitors. .
Spring Walk raises money for local charities
Over 40 enthusiastic participants gathered in the picturesque Hertfordshire countryside in Buntingford on a sunny morning on 18 April to raise funds and awareness for a good cause. The spring walk was organised by Hertfordshire Community Foundation’s (HCF) Ambassador Henrietta Buxton and graciously hosted by HCF Trustee James Hopkins and his wife Sarah.