Collective giving

Do you want to increase your impact by giving with others? Giving circles at Hamilton Community Foundation bring together donors with a similar interest who want to pool their donations to achieve greater impact. Some giving circles provide opportunities for you to learn about grantmaking and areas of need in the community. All giving circle donors make a difference in the lives of Hamiltonians.

Women 4 Change (W4C) is an HCF giving circle. Established in 2012, there are over 50 contributors who have come together for this unique opportunity to learn and grow as philanthropists, while focusing on improving the lives of girls and women in our community through collective giving. Learn more about W4C or become a contributor

Are you interested in starting your own giving circle? Here are some examples of groups who did just that:

The Phantom Moms Fund was established in 2019 by a group of 10 mothers who spent more than a decade together watching their sons play hockey. Each mom makes a monthly contribution. Together they are growing this permanent fund to support access to all sports, while also meeting Hamilton’s most urgent needs through HCF’s Community Fund.  Learn more about the Phantom Moms Fund or make a donation.

The Lawyers’ Legacy for Children the Ray Harris Fund was launched as a permanent endowment fund to benefit local children, with proceeds from the 2006 local Lawyers’ Show. This fund provides a vehicle for Hamilton’s legal profession, known for its generosity and commitment to Hamilton, to give together and collectively inspire and enable children and young people to nourish and develop their knowledge, talents and values in the spirit of community.  Learn more or make a donation.

To find out more, contact a member of our Philanthropic Services team.