Driving positive change by connecting diverse people, ideas and resources.

Driving positive change by connecting diverse people, ideas and resources.

Creating a vibrant, diverse and inclusive Hamilton


ABACUS focuses on the transitions to and through the middle-school years to increase the likelihood that young Hamiltonians graduate high school and access post-secondary opportunities. 

Annual Report

Read how HCF is having impact today across Hamilton

Vital Signs

Hamilton’s Vital Signs is a resource to help us understand our city over time; the more we understand, the better our effort to help it thrive.

News & Events

December 5, 2022

Community Services Recovery Fund launches Jan 6

This is a $400 million federal investment to support charities and non-profits as they focus on how to adapt their organizations for pandemic recovery. Take a look at these resources to get you going, and follow us on social media for more information.

December 2, 2022

Mapping student success

We’re excited to be part of the Community Research Partnership, a collaboration aiming for more equitable outcomes for students by connecting data among educational institutions. Read more here.

Read about our Impact

Putting community first

Compassion, trust and action are a winning combination. Last winter, Karen Turkstra read a Hamilton Spectator article about a snow…

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PAWS for a cause

There’s a saying that pets leave paw prints on our hearts. Unfortunately, the times when the companionship of animals is most be…

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Mentoring diversity in the arts

Red Beti Theatre is helping the next generation of producers find both their voices and their audience. Hamilton’s only Indigeno…

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Listen, learn, respond

This fall, local organizations are receiving grants that touch three key areas of community need. One granting stream helps suppor…

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Growing community

Come play in the dirt! That’s the invitation Hamilton’s kids received from the Children’s Garden, a resident-led project tha…

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Unchained philanthropy

Chris Farias and Jared Lenover celebrated their wedding by setting up a fund at HCF to support organizations making a difference f…

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Taking impact to the next level

Jim Ray wishes he had found Hamilton Community Foundation sooner. After years of giving to causes they believe in, Jim and his wif…

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Rights and responsibilities

Brad is a single dad who lives with his five children in an apartment in east Hamilton. His landlord refuses to spray for bugs, co…

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