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

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


January 26, 2023

ABACUS Evaluation Request for Proposals

HCF is seeking brief proposals to assist in the evaluation of our ABACUS-supported programs. Read the full request for proposals here.



January 19, 2023

Edith H. Turner Foundation Fund grants

HCF recently granted $642,603 from the Edith H. Turner Foundation Fund. See the full list of projects here.



January 19, 2023

Community Services Recovery Fund

HCF is distributing local grants as part of the Community Services Recovery Fund (CSRF), a new $400 million investment by the federal government to support charities and non-profits as they adapt their organizations for pandemic recovery. 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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