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Please note new application process via online portal. Link and instructions below.
Priorities & Criteria
The Edith H. Turner Foundation Fund was established in memory of Edith H. Turner, a lifelong Hamiltonian and only child of Sarah Jane and George A. Turner, a developer in the north east Hamilton. Edith H. Turner died in 1983.
The purpose of the Edith H. Turner Foundation Fund is to assist and provide funds in the fields of education, health, humanities and social development in Hamilton.
The Edith H. Turner Fund supports evidence-informed programs and services designed to support children/youth; families, adults and seniors in Hamilton who are experiencing marginalization. Grants are generally one-year in duration and range from $2,000 to $25,000.
The fund is specifically interested in investing in organizations achieving significant impact providing services and programming across the following program areas:
Stable Homes Stable Families
Healthy Bodies and Minds
Educational/learning support across the ages
The Foundation will be looking for applications which:
Are evidence-informed and/or present the opportunity to pilot innovative new strategies
Address significant needs or gaps in service for this population
Provide evidence of collaborative/coordinated approach to service provision
The fund does not support:
Grants to individuals
Endowment requests or deficit reduction
Team sponsorships or trips
Political or religious activities
One-time events outside of the broader context of a program
Activities outside of Hamilton
How to apply
Access the online application portal here. Before you apply, please read the following carefully:
To avoid last minute technical challenges, do not wait until the last moment to submit your application. The portal is designed to close at precisely 5:00 p.m.
Content in your Application and Requirement forms WILL NOT AUTOSAVE as you type. Please be sure click “SAVE” periodically so you don’t lose your work. We suggest you type your content in a Word document, then copy and paste it into the online form.
Make sure you have the following before you begin your application:
Registered Charitable Number (for either the applicant organization or fiscal sponsor)
Annual budget for the project
Brief description of the project
In order to complete your application, you will be required to submit the following:
HCF Requested Budget Form (the amount you are requesting from HCF for your project)
HCF Other Sources of Funding table (details of any other funding you are receiving for the project, including any in-kind contributions)
HCF Program Activity and Outcomes chart (detailed breakdown of activities and anticipated outcomes of the project)
A copy of the total project budget (a budget for the project as a whole)
List of current board members (of the organization holding charitable status)
A copy of this year’s operating budget (of the organization holding charitable status)