FEEDING THE HEART
Great charity makes for happy healthy people.
FEEDING THE HEAD
Intelligent, expert-driven charity gets better results.
FEEDING THE SOUL
Helping those who need it most nourishes our donors.
Herefordshire’s remarkable people, exceptional landscape and cultural heritage all deserve our protection.
Our Foundation looks after the charitable investments of those who have chosen to care for our people and places.
Some live elsewhere or have created charitable funds as a legacy. Their hearts are all in Herefordshire.
YOUR COMMUNITY FOUNDATION REALLY IMPROVES LIVES IN HEREFORDSHIRE
FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW…
19% of Herefordshire families live in poverty. HCF provides vital equipment, food, transport and support.
32% of Herefordshire families are fuel poor. HCF makes emergency grants when the lights go out.
21% of the Herefordshire population are elderly. HCF reduces loneliness and the sense of isolation.
RESPONSIVE AND RELEVANT
We help the positive work of local groups and societies on a continuing basis. But when natural disaster or human tragedy strikes and people need urgent support, HCF is right there. Our grants help people survive winter rigour, rebuild flooded community halls, replant storm-torn woodlands, whatever.
We have more than 20 active funds, from the established families of the county, to quiet philanthropists. HCF marries the wishes of the fund creators with the needs of the county.
WHAT ARE COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS?
Community Foundations are a vehicle for charitable giving. They work with individuals, families and companies to design bespoke grant making strategies that target particular issues or focus on particular geographical areas.
UK Community Foundations (UKCF) is the umbrella organisation supporting 48 Foundations working in the UK. In the House of Lords in 2015, UKCF President Baroness Prashar highlighted Community Foundations as the voluntary sector’s “best kept secret”, not generally recognised by the public.
However the network’s collective endowment is worth £500 million and it has awarded over £65 million in grants. That makes it the fourth largest grant maker in the UK. A secret that’s making a big difference!
You can download the UKCF Charter.
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Herefordshire Community Foundation,
The Fred Bulmer Centre,
Wall Street, Hereford HR4 9HP
Registered Charity No. 1094935
Registered in England and Wales No. 4468139
t: 01432 272550
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