In fall of 2022, Hamilton Community Foundation distributed $156,574 in granting to 21 local organizations in three focus areas: capacity building, healthy child development and meeting basic needs.

Capacity building

GranteeArea of supportAmount
Munar Learning  CenterBoard recruitment planning & governance, administrative policy development, fundraising plan, linkages and applying for charitable status.$10,000
Rafiki Hamilton
Incorporation, leadership development for staff and volunteer support$5,500
Somali Community in HamiltonEngagement and training of volunteers, establishment and strengthening of volunteer-base to support growth.$10,000


Healthy child development

GranteeArea of supportAmount
Catholic Youth OrganizationRental of artificial turf playing fields for its flag football program.$5,080
Culture for Kids in the ArtsResonance Choir in partnership with Ron Joyce Health Centre, for youth facing difficult health challenges.$7,350
Eva Rothwell CentrePurchase of free age-appropriate books for children aged 0-5 in Hamilton.$5,000
Hamilton Music CollectiveCreation of a safe, accessible workstation/gear library and progressive learning curriculum, targeting at-risk technology driven youth$10,000
Interval House of HamiltonAccess to recreation activities for children living at the shelter.$8,644
Rafiki Hamilton
Project to enable young people from the Black community to understand their history, to share it with others through literature and the arts.$10,000
Sisters in Sync
Adolescent girls ages 14-19 focusing on self-esteem, emotional intelligence, and resilience. Group activities support self-discovery, mental wellbeing and self-efficacy.$10,000
Somali Community In HamiltonIndividuals and families for a healthy pregnancy, preparing for and dealing with the challenges of parenthood, and promoting optimal health and wellbeing of children and youth in schools.$10,000
Telling TalesProject that connects Hamilton children with the authors and artists in the annual Telling Tales Festival.$5,000
Theatre Aquarius Inc.Increased access to arts education programming for youth facing barriers.$10,000

Meeting basic needs

GranteeArea of supportAmount
Cancer Assistance ProgramAccess to treatment and medical appointments.$5,000
Essential Aid & Family Services of Ontario Inc.Emergency Infant & Toddler Food Bank service providing free access to emergency supply of infant formula, diapers, and food for children aged 0-3 years.$5,000
Hamilton Jewish Family ServicesProvision of Kosher Protein packs to families accessing service.$5,000
Interval House of HamiltonNutritional lunch program and staff in planning and making nutritional lunches during and post-pandemic.$5,000
L’Arche HamiltonProvision of vouchers for Inclusion CoffeeHouse to individuals served by Indwell and other collaborating organizations.$5,000
Munar Learning  CenterProvision of nutritious snacks after school, directly supports programming for youth.$5,000
Progressive Animal Welfare ServicesAssistance with veterinary services for companion animals for individuals in crisis or at risk.$5,000
Shine Through the Rain Foundation
Hamilton Rainy Day grocery and shelter program, prevents evictions, utility disconnections and hunger for individuals with life threatening illnesses.$5,000
The Baby DepotProvision of baby clothing and essential items to low-income, newcomer, BIPOC families.$5,000
Welcome Inn Community CentreStaffing for Food Access Programs.$5,000

Funding for these grants provided by: Alfred & Joan Robertshaw Memorial Fund, Arthur & Helena Lemon Fund, Bill & Tina Seale Fund, Delaware Fund, Giovanni & Grazia Criminisi Literacy Fund, Edward & Gladys Halloran Memorial Fund, Foxcroft Family Youth Fund, George & Shirley McBride Foundation Fund, Kenneth Boothe Young & Marie Catherine Young, The Malloch Foundation Fund, Mary Lauder Cassidy Fund, Note-Able Music F