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

SCAFFOLD is a $50 million commitment to affordable housing that brings together resources based on research, consultation and the advice of policy experts.

Read about how we’re supporting bold moves in our latest annual report

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.

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.

News & Events


April 12, 2024

UnCharitable documentary screening

We’re glad to sponsor a screening of UnCharitable, presented by Immigrants Working Centre, on April 24 at Westdale Cinema. More details here.



April 12, 2024

Our new Legacy Spring newsletter is out now!

Read about a new participatory granting pilot, eviction prevention supports, a mental health program for refugees and more in the latest edition of our newsletter. Read it here.



April 2, 2024

President & CEO search

The search is on for our next President & CEO! Learn more about the role and how to apply through The Griffith Group here.



March 22, 2024

Call for nominations: Board and committees

Help us drive positive change in Hamilton! We’re looking for candidates to help shape our strategic direction. Read more about the roles and how to apply here.



March 4, 2024

Join our team!

We’re hiring a parental leave position (16 months): Scholarship & Bursaries Coordinator to engage and work with students and support their efforts to access post-secondary education. Learn more here.



February 29, 2024

Request for proposal: Declaration of Action on Truth and Reconciliation

Hamilton Community Foundation is requesting a proposal to develop an implementation plan and evaluation framework for its Declaration of Action on Truth and Reconciliation. Submission deadline is March 22, 2024 at 12 noon. Please direct all questions to Rudi Wallace, VP Grants and Community Initiatives at r.wallace@hamiltoncommunityfoundation.ca.



February 26, 2024

Participatory granting pilot

We’re pleased to announce the launch of a new participatory funding opportunity aimed at supporting capacity-building for equity-deserving community-led organizations. Read more about this pilot here.


Hamilton Community Foundation land acknowledgement

The City of Hamilton is situated upon the traditional territories of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Mississaugas. This land is covered by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, which was an agreement between the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabek to share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. We further acknowledge that this land is covered by the Between the Lakes Purchase, 1792, between the Crown and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

Today, the City of Hamilton is home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island (North America) and we recognize that we must do more to learn about the rich history of this land so that we can better understand our roles as residents, neighbours, partners and caretakers.

Actions

HCF has approved a draft Declaration of Action to contribute and implement its response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action, as well as to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act. We are also undertaking board and staff education to deepen our knowledge and understanding of colonialism’s history and ongoing impact. 

Read about our Impact

Inspired to keep giving

Beatrice Kemp spent a career doing good in Hamilton. That commitment continues in the form of a new HCF fund reflecting her passio…

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Honouring our elders

Ghana Association of Hamilton’s program helps isolated seniors find hope. When the pandemic hit, Comfort Boateng pressed pause o…

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Breathing easier

Researchers at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton are hoping lung cancer patients will live longer, healthier lives thanks to an …

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Playing it safe

All kids need a chance to play, especially those coming out of domestic violence situations. An Interval House program is connecti…

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Mini-forests, big impact

Two years ago, the first mini-forests took root in Hamilton. Purposefully designed, mini-forests consist of densely planted native…

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In it for the long run

Good things come to those who wait. For a recent opportunity in HCF’s impact investment portfolio that wait will be 22 years, as…

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A charitable harvest

For Joan Lindley, or “Grandma Joan” as she likes to be called, farming has been not just a way of life, but a generational leg…

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Right response

Gender-based safer-use drug space is saving lives and changing futures Not so long ago, staff at Carole Anne’s Place on MacNab S…

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