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

Giving to HCF before 5 April 2022 could lower your tax bill
With end of the tax year fast approaching now is a good time to consider tax planning to maximise the use of your individual allowances, reliefs and exemptions for the current tax year. Some of these will be lost if not used before the end of the tax year.
High Sheriff Awards celebrate charitable projects helping local young people to excel
Lionel Wallace DL, the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire publicly recognised and rewarded thirteen Hertfordshire voluntary organisations at the 2022 High Sheriff Awards ceremony held on 10 March 2022. .
2022 High Sheriff Awards - Online event
Join the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, Lionel Wallace DL on Thursday 10 March 2022 to celebrate and recognise local charities and community groups that are supporting local young people to excel. .
Seeing the impact of HCF's grant making - West Herts ABC
As a Grants Manager for HCF, one of the highlights of the role is visiting charities we have supported, with fundholders in attendance, to see the impact of their giving, and the difference it makes in local communities. .