Pandemic Response Fund grant opportunity

Phase 4 opens Monday March 15. Grants will cover meeting basic needs, stabilization, recovery/rebuilding and may address needs of organizations and their clients, and gaps not covered by government relief funding. Deadline: April 6. Read more here.

Canada Healthy Communities Initiative

New funding is available through a new federal government initiative to help create safe and vibrant public spaces, improve mobility options, and provide digital solutions for communities and neighbourhoods in response to COVID-19. Read more here.

Women 4 Change grant opportunity

Women 4 Change invites applications from registered charities (or non-profits with a charitable partner) for grants to support initiatives addressing the pandemic related challenges faced by women and girls in Hamilton. Click here for more information.

New staff announcement!

We’re happy to announce our new Vice-President, Grants & Community Initiatives, Rudi Wallace. Read more here.

Legacy – Fall 2020 issue

Our latest newsletter includes updates on HCF’s pandemic response, an investment readiness program for social enterprises, a donor who finds meaning in the arts and WillPower – raising awareness of the potential to creating positive change through your will.   Read more here and click the button above to subscribe.

Emergency Community Support Fund Round 2

Hamilton Community Foundation is administering the second round of the Emergency Community Support Fund in partnership with the United Way Hamilton Halton. Read more and apply here. Please look here for one-pagers about the fund in French (specifically helpful for OLM communities), Bengali, Tamil, Hindi, Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, Tagalog, Farsi, Punjabi and Urdu. Check back for additional translations.

Two new grant opportunities

Apply now for funding in these areas:

Pandemic Response Fund – recovery and rebuilding phase Deadline October 5, 2020
BIPOC literacy/Meeting basic needs
Deadline November 2, 2020

Investment Readiness Program funding available

The second round of the Investment Readiness Program is now open. “IRP” helps fund  social purpose organizations to get ready to access social financing. The deadline for this round is October 9, 2020. Read more here.


IRP first round results

The first round of the Investment Readiness Program is now complete. Read more and view the list of local recipient organizations here.

Join the HCF team!

Are you passionate about driving positive change in Hamilton? We’re hiring for a senior management position — Vice-President, Grants and Community Initiatives. View the position profile here. Deadline to apply is September 11, 2020.