Funding Local Causes

Trusts and Foundations

Working with existing Trusts and Foundations

Community Foundations are ideally-placed to support both small and larger trusts with their local grant making. HCF already delivers ongoing local grant making programmes for funders such as National Emergencies Trust, Blandford Trust and Frank Litchfield Trust.

An important advantage of working with a Community Foundation is the level of control and decision making that you can retain, whilst taking advantage of our expertise in grant making and local knowledge. Trustees can stay fully involved in how, where and when their funds are spent in the community.

We are experts in local community need, having given out more than £15 million in grants to thousands of organisations across Hertfordshire since 1988.

If you are a local or national grant-making Trust with an interest in Hertfordshire then please get in touch as we may be able to provide a cost effective solution to delivering your local Hertfordshire objectives.  
Some options include:

Trust Transfers

Hertfordshire Community Foundation can be a safe haven for trusts wishing to consider transferring responsibility.

Outsourcing grant making

Draw on Hertfordshire Community Foundation's over 30 years’ experience in advising and delivering on grantmaking.

Make a donation

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

Catch up with our latest news

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.
High Sheriff Awards celebrate charitable projects across Hertfordshire
Liz Green, the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, publicly recognised and rewarded ten Hertfordshire voluntary organisations at the 2024 High Sheriff Awards ceremony held on Tuesday, 26 March 2024. The annual Awards, now in their 29th year, celebrate the excellent work undertaken by charitable groups and individuals who have made a significant contribution to Hertfordshire’s communities.
Affinity Water supports The Red Shed Garden Project
Hertfordshire Community Foundation is delighted to announce the recent grant funding allocation to The Red Shed Garden Project, a charity dedicated to supporting individuals living with dementia in Hertfordshire. This funding, made possible through our partnership with Affinity Water and facilitated by our grant-making efforts, highlights our joint commitment to addressing local needs and promoting social well-being.