UPDATE: Emergency Community Support Fund

HCF has now allocated all of its funding available through the ECSF. If you would like to apply for this funding, please direct your application to the United Way Halton Hamilton


Questions about your application to the Emergency Community Support Fund?

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Federal government’s Emergency Community Support Fund launches in Hamilton

Hamilton Community Foundation and United Way Halton & Hamilton will flow more than $2.3 million for local charities supporting COVID-19 response. Read the full media release here.


Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund

Hamilton Community Foundation is activating the Emergency Community Support Fund in partnership with the United Way Hamilton Halton. Read more and apply here. You may also choose to apply through the United Way Halton & Hamilton, by clicking here.


Half-million dollar donation supports local pandemic relief efforts

The Paletta family, known for its long and extensive local philanthropy, have announced a donation of $500,000 to support local pandemic relief efforts. Read more here.


COVID-19: Message from Hamilton Public Health on assessment centres

Important information about what you should do if you think you need to be tested for COVID-19 here.


Covid-19: Office closure announcement

Effective Monday, March 16, HCF staff will be working remotely. While our physical office space is closed, please feel free to contact our staff by phone or e-mail as usual. If you had a meeting scheduled here or with any of our team, they will be in contact with you directly to make alternative arrangements.


In Conversation with Hugh Segal

Join us March 4 for an evening with Hugh Segal, former senator and Chief of Staff for two prime ministers. We’ll discuss how to end poverty in Canada with a focus on universal basic income. Read more and register here.


Gentrification in Hamilton: A Vital Signs chat

Join us February 28 for coffee, snacks and a discussion about gentrification and what it means for the city as a whole and for neighbourhoods like Crown Point. Register here.


Investment Readiness Program

The Investment Readiness Program (IRP) is a new funding opportunity for social purpose organizations to help launch, design, measure and scale their organization or project to get ready to access social financing. The deadline for this round is February 10, 2020. Read more here.