TOGETHER WE CAN

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Ways to give

At Hertfordshire Community Foundation, we provide a personal service to help people invest in their local community. 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 we can match donors’ passions and interests to grassroots projects that are helping tackle key social issues in some of our most disadvantaged communities.

To find out more please click on one of the options below or contact us.
If you would like to support HCF please complete and return a gift aid form which can be downloaded here. HCF gift aid form
Gift Aid form

Coronavirus Disaster Relief Fund for Hertfordshire

Help to support voluntary groups providing care and support for elderly and vulnerable people hit by the social and economic impact of the coronavirus.
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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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We were impressed by HCF’s deep understanding and knowledge of the sector. Their key relationships – which help them to identify where there is need in the county – and the services that they provide ensure that local philanthropy is as effective as possible.
Sally Burton
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 knowledge and expertise of Hertfordshire Community Foundation has been invaluable in setting up and running our family fund, which generates income to support older people in the Welwyn area.
Elliston Family
"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
“I cannot imagine a more supportive and efficient organisation. It is always such a pleasure to interact with HCF, whose staff have a real understanding and empathy for those they are helping. Thank you very much. I cannot think of any way you could improve!"
Peter Howard, Watford & Three Rivers Refugee Partnership

Catch up with our latest news

Appeal launches to help save local lives this winter
We are raising vital funds to help local residents who are suffering at this time of crisis.
Hertfordshire Trustee Conference & Trustees Week
We are delighted to once again be partnering with #TeamHerts Volunteering to deliver the second Annual Hertfordshire Trustee Conference, this year held online. Followed by a week of practical online workshops & discussion forums to celebrate Trustee Week 2020.
£100 for projects making a difference in Hertfordshire
To be in with a chance of winning £100 towards your own crowdfunding campaign, tell us how your project or organisation is making a difference to communities in Hertfordshire. .
Wildlife photo exhibition launches in aid of HCF
On Tuesday 22 September an online photography exhibition, Herts in Focus, will officially launch. Featuring 60 photographs, the exhibition is in aid of HCF and is a celebration of our county’s beautiful wildlife..