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Malloch, Martin and Marshall Funds

The Martin Foundation was established, as an independent foundation, in 1968 by two proud Hamilton residents, D’Arcy Argue Counsell Martin, and his brother, Hubert Anthony Martin. Both men practiced law in Hamilton, and served the community as volunteers in numerous charitable and community endeavours. They founded The Martin Foundation in order that the community would continue to receive financial support on a yearly basis when they were no longer actively involved. In 2011, The Martin Foundation Fund was established as the successor directors decided to merge The Martin Foundation with the Hamilton Community Foundation to ensure that this legacy of philanthropy would remain in this community and be strengthened through this relationship.

Priorities & Criteria

  • Focus is primarily on the greater Hamilton area
  • Grants across sectors, with 25% dedicated to the arts
  • Repeat applications will be considered

Grant range: $1,000 – $3,000

Link to online application and guidelines here. Complete and submit your online application form by October 15. **Use Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari to open the application**

The Malloch Foundation was established in 1964 by Francis Gibson Malloch and Kate Daintry Malloch in memory of their son, F. David Malloch. David was a graduate of Queens University and Royal Roads Military College in Victoria, British Columbia. Throughout his lifetime, David had a keen interest in animal welfare and conservation. In 2014, the Board of the Malloch Foundation decided to merge with the Hamilton Community Foundation to create The Malloch Foundation Fund to ensure that this legacy of philanthropy will remain in the Hamilton community and be strengthened by this relationship.

Priorities & Criteria
Focus: Supports a broad array of issues including children, animal welfare, the environment, education, healthcare and adult and adolescent rehabilitation and reform.

Grant range: $1,000 – $2,000

Link to online application and guidelines here. Complete and submit your online application form by October 15. **Use Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari to open the application**

The Esther Marshall Memorial Fund was first established in 2000 to honour the spirit of woman with a quiet, steady presence and who was well liked and respected by everyone. She was there not only for her family and friends, but also gave extensively to the community through her many volunteer activities over the years. In 2006, the fund’s name was changed to the John & Esther Marshall Memorial Fund to also honour John’s memory. Today, the fund continues this legacy of giving through the Fund’s support of arts and cultural organizations in Hamilton.

Priorities & Criteria
Focus: supports arts initiatives.
Grant range: $1,000 – $4,000

Link to online application and guidelines here. Complete and submit your online application form by October 15. **Use Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari to open the application**