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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


February 9, 2024

Join us!

We’re hiring for the role of Education Project Coordinator to help us implement our education work in the community. Read more about the role here.



January 22, 2024

Join our team!

We’re hiring for the role of Director, Finance & Operations to support our team. Read more and apply here.



January 19, 2024

Vital Signs TV: Art and labour

New episode of Vital Signs with guest Tara Bursey (Executive Director, Workers’ Arts and Heritage Centre) discussing the intersection of work, art and culture. Watch 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.

Click here for an overview of what HCF is doing to work towards Truth and Reconciliation.

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Breathing easier

The page requested didn’t exist. Researchers at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton are hoping lung cancer patients will live longe…

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Playing it safe

The page requested didn’t exist. All kids need a chance to play, especially those coming out of domestic violence situations. An I…

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Mini-forests, big impact

The page requested didn’t exist. Two years ago, the first mini-forests took root in Hamilton. Purposefully designed, mini-forests …

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In it for the long run

The page requested didn’t exist. Good things come to those who wait. For a recent opportunity in HCF’s impact investment portfol…

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A charitable harvest

The page requested didn’t exist. For Joan Lindley, or “Grandma Joan” as she likes to be called, farming has been not just a wa…

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Right response

The page requested didn’t exist. Gender-based safer-use drug space is saving lives and changing futures Not so long ago, staff at …

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Nurturing for nature

The page requested didn’t exist. Agency fund helps Hamilton Naturalists’ Club focus on its mission Tracing its history to 1919, …

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Home to stay

The page requested didn’t exist. Program helps vulnerable seniors age at home successfully Sometimes the simplest solutions are th…

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