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

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. .
Translation support available for grant applicants
As part of our commitment to support underrepresented groups in Hertfordshire we now offer support for volunteers and staff with English as a second language who would like to apply for a grant from Hertfordshire Community Foundation. .
New report looks at the continued impact of the pandemic on the sector
A new report by UK Community Foundations examines the impact of the pandemic on local Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations (VCSOs) and the communities they are based in..
Entries invited for charity photo exhibition
Local photographers are invited to submit photos of Hertfordshire’s places to be considered for inclusion in the Herts in Focus 2021 charity photo exhibition. .