Funding Local Causes

Leave a gift in your will

By supporting HCF in your will, you can give back to your local community in a number of ways

It is estimated that around 80% of legacy donations left to charity each year go to charities with a turnover of £10million or more . Smaller, grassroots projects making a fantastic difference locally are missing out.*
Rather than being a drop in the ocean, your gift could be a lifesaver to small, local Hertfordshire charities and community groups, many of which are volunteer-led. After making provision for your loved ones, perhaps you would consider leaving a lasting legacy to your local community by leaving a gift to us in your Will.

The process of leaving a gift in your will to Hertfordshire Community Foundation is straight-forward. When making or updating your Will with your solicitor, wealth manager or financial adviser, you can state your intentions using a Letter of Wishes and we can ensure your gift has a lasting impact on the causes that mean the most to you.

Whether you are an individual who wants to make an immediate philanthropic impact or a family wanting to leave a lasting legacy in memory of a loved one, we are here to provide guidance and support with our years of experience to ensure that your wishes are acted upon effectively and that you will be making a tangible difference to your local community when you are no longer here. We can accept gifts of shares, property or investments, as well as cash donations.

To find out more download our legacy giving leaflet here:


For more information please contact us.

*UK Legacy Fundraising Market, 2019

Living in Hertfordshire is a huge privilege and has given us the greatest pleasure. As a small gesture of thanks, we have added legacies in our wills to Hertfordshire Community Foundation so that the sums involved can benefit some of those less fortunate in the County.
Will Hobhouse

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