Women 4 Change more important now than ever

Over 100 people gathered for breakfast on November 16th to celebrate women’s philanthropy, an annual event hosted by Hamilton Community Foundation’s Women 4 Change initiative.  Read more here.


Do you have a vision to lead in your community?

McMaster Centre for Continuing Education has launched a brand new Leadership in Community Engagement Certificate program. Sign up for the free preview webinar on November 1 and read the press release here.


Creative Arts Fund

HCF announces latest round of Creative Arts Fund grants


The National Vital Signs report is out

Have a look here.


Legacy newsletter Summer 2016

Our latest Legacy newsletter is here.


HIVEX conference

We’ll be hosting a workshop at Hamilton HIVE’s HIVEX Conference this year! Read more here.


Donor leaves a purrfect legacy to local felines

Read about this remarkable estate donation that will benefit local cats with a $65,000 annual grant….forever


2015-16 annual report

We just released our 2015-16 annual report.  Read the poem that inspired the cover here.


Community Foundations: Aligning Investment & Mission

HCF is part of a group of North American community foundations who are forging the way in impact investing.  Hear from our EVP Annette Aquin and other leaders about how this learning circle is helping them to create strategies that will make a difference in their own cities.  Watch it here.


Governor General visits Hamilton to celebrate ABACUS

Read the Hamilton Spectator article here and an editorial on “why education is key to Hamilton’s prosperity” here.  Read His Excellency’s speech to Cathy Wever students here.