TOGETHER WE CAN

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Why give through HCF?

For over 30 years, Hertfordshire Community Foundation has worked with local businesses, families, individuals, charitable trusts, the public sector and national partners to create tailored programmes of grant making based on local need.

We help people and organisations to support local communities where it’s most needed and where it has the greatest impact.

Together, change is possible.

Trusted
We match the aspirations of our donors with the needs of communities and individuals, and we’re transparent about where every £ goes.

Our reliable and efficient grant management service has established us as a trusted partner of our donors and fund holders, enabling us to support thousands of individuals and groups on their behalf.

Proven impact
Together with our donors and national grants we have funded thousands of causes across Hertfordshire.

Last year alone, with the support of our donors we awarded over £1,000,000 in grants to local groups and helped more than 45,000 local people.

Whether your fund goes towards helping those who are most vulnerable, to improving health and wellbeing in the communities and keeping them safe or providing opportunities to those are less advantaged, Hertfordshire Community Foundation connects donors with some of the most deserving causes to help you create change for the better in the local community.

Ways you can give
HCF offers a range of giving options to meet your wishes. Whether you wish to donate £5 a month or set up a significant named fund, HCF would be pleased to support your local charitable giving. Click here to find out more.
"We live in a very unequal world and sometimes that is at its most obvious on your own doorstep. Being supporters of HCF enables us to play a small part in trying to respond to that need."
HCF Family Fundholder

Catch up with our latest news

Webinar for Community Opportunities and Day Activities grants
We are pleased to invite interested parties to join an informative webinar to learn more about the restarting of this programme. .
HAPpy: Hertfordshire’s Holiday Activity Programme Christmas launch
This Christmas, Hertfordshire County Council, Herts Sports Partnership and Hertfordshire Community Foundation will once again join forces to deliver healthy food alongside physical and enrichment activities, under the name ‘HAPpy: Hertfordshire’s Holiday Activity Programme’. HAPpy aims to tackle the triple inequalities of holiday hunger, physical inactivity and social isolation.
Please help up to understand the need in Hertfordshire in 2021
In May 2020 HCF conducted a survey to better understand the impact of Covid-19 on the local sector and to help HCF to shape our grant making and training and development in response to the pandemic. .
Save the date: Nominations open for the High Sheriff Awards on 12 August 2021
The High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, Lionel Wallace DL, is inviting the people of Hertfordshire to save the date of Thursday, 12 August 2021. .