Outside body

Hertfordshire Community Foundation


Hertfordshire Community Foundation (HCF) is an independent charity that aims to encourage local philanthropy, the giving of time, resources or both by local people to help support their local communities. it endeavours to foster a strong sense of community and joint responsibility to create sustainable ways to solve local issues through local investment.  Since inception in 1988, we have awarded over £12 million in support to local communities. The Foundation currently manages over 100 funds on behalf of individuals, families, companies and other organisations. We provide:

philanthropy advice and giving options for individuals, families, businesses and charities

funding and other support for groups and individuals

leadership on vital issues in our communities



Board meets 3 times per year but with other incidental meetings and events also taking place. The Board meets at Foundation House, 2-4 Forum Place Fiddlebridge Lane AL10 0RN. The function of the HCC rep is linked to their role as part of the localism portfolio and to represent the HCC on the award of the Community Grants Scheme. It is also a useful forum to liaise with other significant  people within the county.

Contact information

County Hall

Our representatives