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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

December 1, 2023


Friday, December 22 – 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Monday, December 25 – CLOSED
Tuesday, December 26 – CLOSED
Wednesday, December 27 – CLOSED
Thursday, December 28 – 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday, December 29 – 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Monday, January 1 – CLOSED

December 1, 2023

2023 Tax Receipts

To receive a 2023 tax receipt, donations must be:
• Mailed to our office, postmarked December 31, 2023 latest.
• Made through the Foundation’s online donation site until 11:59pm on December 31, 2023.
To receive a 2023 tax receipt for publicly traded securities donations, please call Andrea Buttars at 905.523.5600 x 254 before Wednesday, December 13, 2023

November 30, 2023

Fall 2023 Legacy newsletter

Mini-forests, affordable housing acquisitions, innovative cancer treatments and more — read our latest edition of Legacy here.

November 20, 2023

Vital Signs Chat: Home to stay

Join us Thursday, December 7 for a chat with local service providers discussing eviction prevention. Free event but please RSVP here.

October 31, 2023

Join the HCF team!

We are looking for a Bookkeeper. Read more about the position and how to apply here. Deadline to apply is November 24, 2023.

October 4, 2023

Connecting communities

Join us October 24 for a talk with Brian Payne (former CEO Central Indiana Community Foundation) to talk about Indianapolis’ Cultural Trail and its lesson for Hamilton. Register here.

October 3, 2023

President & CEO Terry Cooke to retire in 2024

Terry has another year with us and will retire at the end of 2024. Read the full media release 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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