Grants and student awards

2014-2015 grants

Thanks to the foresight and generosity of generations of donors, Hamilton Community Foundation is able to invest in the future of our community through grantmaking. The Foundation makes grants to a wide range of local charitable organizations that, in turn, help strengthen our community.

Grants by recipient organization

This list shows the details of all grants to all organizations in 2014–2015. Grants marked with an asterisk are those made from the Board-directed Community Fund or field-of-interest funds. All other grants are from donor-advised or designated funds and reflect the philanthropic interests of those who established the funds. In addition to the grants listed below, the Foundation provided grants totalling:

Grants by recipient organization 
541 Eatery and Exchange/Compass Point Bible Church
Event Along Barton Street*$5,000
Adult Community Support Program/Crossfire Assembly
Get Hip Get Fit!*$5,000
Alzheimer Society
of Hamilton and Halton
Programs at Regina Gardens*$5,000
Ancaster Community
Services & Information
Christmas Hamper$1,000
Ancaster Seniors Achievement Centre
/City of Hamilton
Planned Expansion
Construction Project
$5,000
Annunciation of Our Lord Parish
Father Patrick Martin’s Mission$1,812
Art Forms/Social Planning
& Research Council of Hamilton (SPRC)
Mural Project*$5,000
National Youth Arts
Week 2015 Hamilton*
$700
Supporting Grant$12,000
Tile Project*$550
Voices*$10,000
Youth Community Arts Development$15,000
Art Gallery of Hamilton
Adopt-a-Painting Program$4,451
Art Without Barriers Summer Camp$5,000
Children’s Programs $1,000
Marketing Program
for Cezanne Exhibition
$5,000
Supporting Grant$9,000
The Arthritis Society
Supporting Grant$1,777
Artscape Foundation
Supporting Grant$25,000
Affiliated Services for
Children & Youth (ASCY)
Education and Program
Education and Program Promotion$4,131
Events and Initiatives
for Young Parents and
Children at Community Sites
$27,000
ASHOKA Canada
Wellbeing Project$25,000
Bach Elgar Choir
Supporting Grant$3,000
Bay Area Restoration Council
Communications and Learning$2,000
Bereaved Families of Ontario –
Hamilton/Burlington
Grief Support for Children and Youth$8,459
Bird Studies Canada (Long Point)
Supporting Grant$518
Birthright Organization of Hamilton
Supporting Grant$3,500
Bishop Tonnos Catholic
Secondary School
/Hamilton-Wentworth
Catholic District School Board
Beautifying Bishop Tonnos Garden*$500
Brant United Way
Supporting Grant$5,000
Breakfast for Learning
Student Nutrition
Programs and Education
$10,000
The Bridge from Prison
to Community (Hamilton)
Supporting Grant$5,000
Bruce Trail Conservancy
Earth Day Gala$4,000
Supporting Grant$2,500
Trail Maintenance and
Land Acquisition
$100,000
Burlington Community Foundation
Supporting Grant$16,860
Burlington Museums Foundation
Joseph Brant Museum
Fundraising Campaign
$5,000
Supporting Grant$5,000
Camp Cucumber
Supporting Grant$1,000
Camp Oochigeas
Supporting Grant$1,000
Canada Company
2014 Operation Yellow
Ribbon Campaign
$140,000
Canadian Cancer Society,
Ontario Division
Supporting Grant$1,266
Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Supporting Grant$1,777
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
Supporting Grant$25,000
Canadian Mental Health Association
Evening Recreation Program$5,000
Seasonal Community Outreach Event$500
Canadian National Institute
for the Blind (CNIB)
Confidence, Skills and
Opportunities for Blind or
Partially Sighted Kids*
$5,000
Hamilton SCORE Program$5,500
The Canadian Red Cross Society
Supporting Grant$494
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
Controlling Aircraft in Flight –
Educational Program Support
for Four Inner City Schools
$6,000
Canine Vision (Dog Guides Canada)
Supporting Grant$1,000
Cardinal Newman Catholic
Secondary School
/Hamilton-Wentworth
Catholic District School Board
Newman Picnic in the Park Project*$670
Carpenter Hospice
Purchase of Food$3,500
Cathedral High School/Hamilton-Wentworth
Catholic District School Board
Outdoor Classroom Gardens*$700
Student Emergency Needs$1,500
Catholic Family Services of Hamilton
Children’s Trauma Counselling
Program
$5,000
Centenary United Church
Supporting Grant$5,906
Central Neighbourhood
Association
/Workers Arts & Heritage Centre
Celebrate the Past*$5,450
Central Presbyterian Church
Supporting Grant$13,088
Centre3 for Print and Media Arts
Eco Art: Pollinator Prints* $5,000
Chamber Music Hamilton
Supporting Grant$9,000
Chedoke Health Corporation
Supporting Grant$494
Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton
Hamper Program$10,000
Supporting Grant$1,000
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Supporting Grant$22,000
Children’s Health Foundation
Supporting Grant$19,000
Children’s Health Foundation of Manitoba
Supporting Grant$8,000
CHML Children’s Fund
CHML Christmas Tree of Hope$43,000
Christian Horizons Canada
Supporting Grant$1,777
Christ’s Church Cathedral
Community Programs$2,000
Church of the Ascension
Supporting Grant$143,612
City Housing Hamilton
Developing a Culture
of Youth Leadership*
$18,000
Educational Enrichment
for At-Risk Youth
$15,000
HARPS Program*$1,000
Youth Leader Training Program*$6,372
Youth Leadership Development
in Dundas*
$9,940
City Kidz Ministry
Leadership Development
for Inner City Youth
$4,000
Nutrition Program$20,000
Saturday Programs$5,000
Supporting Grant$3,000
City of Hamilton
Nurse Family Partnership$22,869
Pan Am Games Legacy Project*$14,647
Coady International Institute–St.
Francis Xavier University
Supporting Grant$50,000
The Colin B. Glassco Charitable
Foundation for Children
Supporting Grant$60,000
Collège Boréal
Aboriginal History Trip*$500
Thrive (formerly known as Community
Child Abuse Council of Canada)
Child and Youth Trauma
Services Program
$20,000
Clinical Treatment Hours*$10,455
Supporting Grant$51,000
Community Development Halton
Ongoing Programming of
Research and Community
Building in the Halton Region
$40,000
Community Food Centres Canada
Supporting Grant$50,000
Community Foundation Grey Bruce
Supporting Grant$9,037
Community Foundations of Canada
Smart and Caring Communities
$5,000
Supporting Grant$27,350
Community Living Hamilton
Supporting Grant$247
Compass Point Bible Church
Community Dinner Co-ordinator*$4,500
Corporation of the County of Bruce
Children’s Books$2,500
Cricketers Association of
Canada
/Social Planning
& Research Council of Hamilton (SPRC)
Youth Cricket Program*$2,500
Culture for Kids in the Arts
After School Arts Program 2015$15,000
Doctors Without Borders
Support for Africa$1,000
Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice Foundation
Supporting Grant$20,913
Dundas Art and Craft Association
Page Turner Creative School
of Writing*
$6,000
Dundas Arts Community Foundation
Supporting Grant $1,505
Dundas Historical Society Museum
Expansion Project$2,000
Dundas Valley Orchestra
Music of the People:
A Celebration and Remembrance*
$5,000
Dundas Valley School of Art
Community Art Experience Program$16,000
Family Art Days*$14,000
Dundas Youth Chaplaincy
Routes Youth Centre$25,500
Elizabeth Fry Society
Children’s Christmas Gifts*$300
Engaging Women to
be Leaders in Their Community*
$14,407
Strengthening Threads in the
GALA Community Quilt*
$15,000
Elliott Heights Baptist Church
980 Youths4Yutz*$2,000
Larch After School Program$22,400
Engineers Without Borders (Canada)
Supporting Grant$35,000
Environment Hamilton/
Mighty Oaks Global Initiatives
60 Days of Summer Eco Theatre*$700
The Equality Effect
Supporting Grant$50,000
Fit Active Beautiful (FAB) Foundation
Expansion of FAB Riverdale Site*$5,000
FAB Girls 5K Challenge$7,260
Supporting Grant$5,000
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Supporting Grant$2,000
Glendale Secondary School/
Hamilton-Wentworth District School
Board Foundation
Nutrition Initiative$3,000
Good Food Box
/Conserver Society of Hamilton & District, Inc.
Supporting Grant$2,000
Good Shepherd Centres Hamilton
Angela’s Place*$7,000
Christmas Hamper Program and
Wonderland Dinner
$2,000
Supporting Grant$40,786
Supporting Grant and Angela’s Place$4,000
Green Venture
/Conserver
Society of Hamilton & District, Inc.
A Food Secure Future in Riverdale*$14,520
Davis Creek Awareness*$10,000
Fresh Air for Kids*$11,000
GALA Alleyway Revitalization
and Stormwater Management*
$19,090
Halton Region Conservation
Foundation
Supporting Grant$2,968
Halton Women’s Place
Supporting Grant$3,002
The Hamilton/Burlington
Society for the Prevention
of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)
Care of Dogs$2,000
Supporting Grant$3,893
Hamilton All Star Jazz Band
Supporting Grant$2,000
Hamilton Arts & Letters
/Centre3 for Print and Media Arts
Supporting Grant$3,000
Hamilton Arts Council
Hamilton Youth Poetry Slam*$5,000
Hamilton Association for Residential
& Recreational Redevelopment
Programs (HARRRP)
St. Peter’s HARRRP
Community Centre*
$20,000
YOUth Create Saturdays*$5,000
Hamilton Blue Star Youth Soccer
Club
/Rotary Club of Hamilton “A.M.”
Hamilton Blue Star Youth Soccer*$5,345
Hamilton Children’s Choir
2014 Trip to France/Europe$2,000
Chorister’s Attendance at
International Federation of
Choral Music in Seoul
$2,500
Supporting Grant$2,000
Hamilton Community Land Trust
/Social Planning & Research Council
of Hamilton (SPRC)
Supporting Grant$5,000
Hamilton Conservation Foundation
Eco Valley Project$1,000
Interpretive Signage*$14,400
Maintenace of Dundas Valley Trails$500
Supporting Grant$11,068
Hamilton District Society for
Disabled Children
Supporting Grant$505
The Hamilton Dream Centre
Food Purchases$2,000
Hamilton East Kiwanis
Boys’ and Girls’ Club
Christmas Support$2,000
Community Development*$4,833
McQuesten Community Centre*$20,000
Ontario Early Years Centre and
We Rock
$6,600
Supporting Grant$2,000
Hamilton Festival Theatre Company
Education Initiative$5,000
Hamilton Food Share
Christmas Hamper Program$5,000
Food Packs for Seniors*$9,300
Supporting Grant$18,281
Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation
MacKids$5,000
McMaster Children’s
Hospital Celebration
$60,000
Ophthalmology Unit$68,000
Patients in the Cancer Guidelines
Enterprise: How to optimize
participation and meet
information needs*
$40,000
Supporting Grant$2,000
Hamilton Music Collective
An Instrument for Every Child$23,100
Hamilton Naturalists’ Club
Butterflies and Benches
on the Pipeline Trail*
$10,000
Pollinator Project & Trees
Please Program at Hess Street School 4
$4,000
Supporting Grant$12,068
Trees Please$3,000
Hamilton Niagara Haldimand
Brant Community Care Access Centre
Respite and Home Care Services for
Flamborough Families*
$1,296
Hamilton Out of the Cold
Program Coalition Inc.
Christmas Caring$1,500
Stepping-up for Those in Need$5,000
Supporting Grant$5,500
Hamilton Philharmonic
Orchestra (2000) Inc.
Children’s Educational
Programming
$2,000
Composer-in-Residence$5,000
Dundas Residency Program*$7,000
Supporting Grant$30,591
The Seniors’ Symphony Experience$6,000
Hamilton Philharmonic
Youth Orchestra
Supporting Grant$12,716
Young Musicians in Need$5,000
Hamilton Public Library
Summer Literacy Day Camp*$16,790
Hamilton Regional Indian Centre
Hamilton Urban Aboriginal
Christmas Hampers
$1,000
Hamilton Right to Life
Supporting Grant$4,000
Hamilton Sustainable
Victory Gardens Inc.
Supporting Grant$5,000
Hamilton-Wentworth District
School Board Foundation
Hamilton School-Based
Health Network
$10,000
Musical Instruments for
Dr. Davey School*
$2,000
Heal4Life/Hamilton-Wentworth
District School Board
Health Promotion in Hamilton
Middle and High Schools
$2,500
Healthy Community/
Healthy Youth Flamborough
/The John Howard Society
Supporting Grant$2,500
Hearing Foundation of Canada
Hamilton Area Support$1,500
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario
Supporting Grant$1,652
Hearts Together For Haiti
Supporting Grant$5,000
Hillfield Strathallan College
Hillfield Transformation HSL Project$10,000
Holy Name of Jesus Catholic
School

/Hamilton-Wentworth
Catholic District School Board
Mike’s Bikes Program$20,353
Hospital Family Houses of Ontario
Mark Preece House –
Room Sponsorship
$7,920
The Hospital for Sick Children
Supporting Grant$26,930
Interval House of Hamilton
Hero’s Journey Program$13,500
Supporting Grant$7,000
The John Howard Society
Liaison College Youth
Success Fund
$25,000
Social and Emotional Skill
Development Through
Restorative Circles*
$6,213
John Laing Singers
Supporting Grant$2,000
Joseph Brant Memorial
Hospital Foundation
Capital Campaign$10,000
Supporting Grant$1,000
Jump Math
Supporting Grant$25,000
Juravinski Hospital & Cancer
Centre Foundation
/Hamilton
Health Sciences Corporation
Supporting Grant$2,000
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Leadership Program*$500
Supporting Grant$1,000
Kids Now
After School Youth Mentorship$5,000
Let’s Talk Science
Supporting Grant$25,000
Liberty for Youth
Bright Choices for Girls Program*$24,214
Supporting Grant$1,500
Living Rock Ministries
25 Days of Christmas – Operation
Christmas Blessing
$2,000
Rock Resources$15,000
Supporting Grant$12,000
Wellness Works$800
MacNab Street Presbyterian Church
Supporting Grant$8,070
March of Dimes Canada Non-Profit Housing
Corporation
Jason’s House$1,000
MaRS Discovery District
Solutions Lab$200,000
McGill University
Supporting Grant$2,000
McMaster University
CASTLE Beyond*$38,304
Examining the Intersection of
Immigrant Women’s Acculturation
and Mental Health*
$45,000
Lecture Hall Naming Initiative –
Ron Joyce Centre
$25,000
Marauder Summer Sports Camp –
Participant Sponsor
$500
Museum of Art$2,000
McQuesten Community
Planning Team
/Social Planning
& Research Council of Hamilton (SPRC)
A Home for Our Team*$16,000
McQuesten Urban Farm*$53,750
Melrose United Church
Supporting Grant$5,987
Metis Women’s Circle
Youth for Youth: Bimaadiziwin*$2,500
Mission Services of Hamilton
Emergency Winter Wear$3,000
Mission Services Christmas Care 2014$2,000
Supporting Grant$7,786
Taking Root: Meeting Space*$3,250
Mountain Secondary
School
/Hamilton-Wentworth
District School Board Foundation
Art For Positive Space*$738
School Community Holiday
Dinner and Student Sponsorship
$1,500
Multiple Sclerosis Society of
Canada – Hamilton Chapter
Kids Camp March Break Program*$1,500
Muskoka Conservancy
Supporting Grant$1,000
Napanee District Community Foundation
Supporting Grant$2,000
National Youth Orchestra
Supporting Grant$1,000
Native Women’s Centre
Christmas Program$1,625
Healthy Lifestyles Coach$20,000
Nature Conservancy of Canada
Intern and Office
Administration Support
$36,083
Neighbour to Neighbour Centre (Hamilton)
Christmas Program$3,000
Community Food Skills and
Engagement Program
$10,000
Kids Can Succeed Reading Program$25,000
Supporting Grant$1,500
Winter Warmth*$5,000
New Hope Community Bikes
Bikes for Students and Families
of Queen Mary and Holy Name of
Jesus Elementary Schools
$78,031
Purchase of Three Cargo Bikes$4,500
Youth Training Program/Cargo
Bike Expansion/Bike Festival*
$20,000
New Markets Funds Society
Supporting Grant$25,000
NGen Youth Centre/Hamilton
East Kiwanis Boys’ and Girls’ Club
Breaking Barriers*$338
Youth Drop-in Space and Programs*$10,000
Niwasa Head Start Preschool
Christmas Support Program$1,200
North Central Community
Association
/North Hamilton
Community Health Centre
Community Fun and
Engagement Events*
$3,000
North Hamilton Community
Health Centre
Children’s Breakfast Program
Community Co-ordinator*
$4,700
Keith Neighbourhood
Community Gardens*
$8,790
Open Streets Hamilton/YWCA Hamilton
Supporting Grant*$5,000
The Owl Foundation
Supporting Grant$1,500
Pecaut Centre
Supporting Grant$25,000
Philpott Memorial Church
Supporting Grant$7,105
Phoenix Place
Christmas for the Starting
Over House
$1,000
Supporting Grant$2,000
Plan International Canada
Sponsored Child$1,000
Prince’s Charities Canada
Supporting Grant$25,000
Queen Mary School/Hamilton-Wentworth
District School Board Foundation
Mike’s Bikes Program$47,902
Queen Victoria School/Hamilton-Wentworth District
School Board Foundation
Culture, Caring, Citizenship
and Community*
$7,600
Girls Only Program and
Girls Only Camp*
$5,500
McMaster Trip*$3,247
Robert Land Community Association
Community Engagement
Co-ordinator*
$20,000
Eva Rothwell Centre’s
Ice Cream Shop
$5,000
Food Purchases for
Eva Rothwell Centre
$2,000
Supporting Grant for
Eva Rothwell Centre
$2,847
Ronald McDonald House
Hamilton
Bill Clark Room$5,000
Rotary Club of Hamilton Sunshine Fund
Telling Tales: A Family
Festival of Stories
$2,500
Royal Botanical Gardens
Children’s Summer Programs$2,000
Green Angels Program$3,000
Rock Garden Revitalization$2,000
Supporting Grant$14,284
Royal Canadian Humane Association
Supporting Grant$2,773
Royal Conservatory of Music
Learning Through the Arts$15,000
Learning Through the Arts – Youth
Empowerment Program – Hamilton
$4,800
Learning through the Arts
and Two Youth Empowerment
Classes – Hamilton Area
$2,400
Youth Empowerment Program*$3,928
Rygiel Support for Community Living
Supporting Grant$1,777
Saltfleet District High
School
/Hamilton-Wentworth
District School Board Foundation
Rainbow Prom*$1,500
The Salvation Army Hamilton
Booth Centre
Ellen Osler Home Window
Replacement Project*
$15,000
Supporting Grant$10,494
The Salvation Army
Hamilton Lawson Ministries

The Art of Breaking Barriers*$1,000
Sexual Assault Centre
Women Helping Women$3,500
Shakespearience Performing Arts
Supporting Grant$2,000
Shalem Mental Health Network
Interior Worlds: Youth
Mental Health Art Exhibition*
$950
Sherwood Secondary
School
/Hamilton-Wentworth
District School Board Foundation
Reclaiming our Courtyard*$700
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Supporting Grant$887
Simon Fraser University
Carbon Talks Initiative$25,000
Sir John A. Macdonald
Secondary School
/Hamilton-Wentworth
District School Board Foundation
Hamilton Youth Poetry Slam – Louder
Than a Bomb Event Tickets
$1,000
Student Emergency Needs$1,500
Sir Winston Churchill Secondary
School
Hamilton-Wentworth District
School Board Foundation
Badminton Club* $800
Social Planning & Research
Council of Hamilton (SPRC)
Community Development*$324,833
McQuesten Sprouts Camp$7,500
Muslim Girls Youth Group*$500
Neighbourhood Hub Support
from Building Momentum Event*
$19,318
Small Grants Program*$37,718
Burlington Humane Society
Supporting Grant$1,500
Society of our Lady of the
Most Holy Trinity (Canada)
Supporting Grant$17,500
The Spiritual Assembly
of the Baha’is of Hamilton
Junior Youth March Break Camp*$1,000
St. Jerome’s University
Supporting Grant$3,000
St. John’s Anglican Church
Supporting Grant$10,004
St. Joseph Immigrant Women’s Centre
Back to School Moms$18,000
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation
Supporting Grant$21,000
Team Unbreakable*$5,000
Timeless Care / Tomorrow’s
Discoveries Campaign
$10,000
Urology Department$8,510
Youth Mental Health$5,000
Youth Wellness Centre$5,000
St. Joseph’s Villa Foundation
Construction Renovations to Wing$5,000
Supporting Grant$25,000
St. Leonard’s Society
WAVE After School Program
Computer Upgrade
$16,450
St. Matthew’s House
Christmas Program$1,500
Supporting Grant$13,162
St. Patrick’s Parish
Supporting Grant$40,000
St. Raphael’s Parish Church
Supporting Grant$1,000
Start2Finish
Hamilton Running and
Reading Clubs
$20,000
Tastebuds/Social Planning &
Research Council of Hamilton (SPRC)
School Nourishment Programs*$80,000
Supporting Grant$5,000
Tetra Society of North America
Tools for Tykes – Hamilton Chapter$3,000
The Stop Community Food Centre
Supporting Grant$24,000
Theatre Aquarius
Supporting Grant$13,005
Threshold School of Building
Job Developer Position –
Pilot Project
$27,500
Neighbourhood Home
Improvement Program
$15,000
Supporting Grant$20,000
Tottering Biped Theatre Inc.
2015 Summer Theatre Production$4,500
Town of Collingwood
Heather Pathway$50,000
Trent University
Champlain College and Otanabee
College Construction
$100,000
The Tyndale Foundation
Supporting Grant$1,777
United Way of Burlington &
Greater Hamilton
Annual Campaign$14,207
Annual Campaign and Burlington
Flood Relief
$6,000
Supporting Grant$54,495
University Hospitals Kingston
Foundation
Supporting Grant$15,000
University of St. Michael’s College
Supporting Grant$4,000
University of Toronto
President’s Club$1,000
Urban Native Homes
Children’s Christmas Celebration$1,000
Support Services for Odro he>k ta>*$26,930
Urquhart Butterfly Garden/Conserver
Society of Hamilton & District, Inc.
Summer Education Program 2015*$2,600
Victorian Order of Nurses
Ontario Branch
Meals on Wheels$13,500
VOICE For Hearing Impaired Children
VOICE For Hearing Impaired Children
Auditory-Verbal Therapy Program
for Children with Hearing Aids and
Cochlear Implants in Hamilton Area
$5,000
Welcome Inn Community
Centre of Hamilton
Christmas Food Hampers
and Open House
$1,500
Enhancing Resources –
A Third Space Project*
$20,000
Inspiring Education$10,000
LAF Program$3,000
Wellwood Resource Centre of Hamilton
Retreat for Women with
Gynecological Cancers*
$3,200
Wesley Urban Ministries
Christmas Support$2,000
Community Development*$9,666
LIVE Program$5,000
Supporting Grant$1,785
Wesley Teen Drop In at
Beasley – Girls Specific Programming*
$5,000
Wesley Christmas Store$2,000
Westdale Secondary School/
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
Foundation
Lunch Hour Event: International
Day Against Homophobia*
$200
Nutrition Program*$1,300
Westmount Secondary School/Hamilton-Wentworth District
School Board Foundation
Grit: Workshop Series for
Grade 10 Students At-Risk
$1,800
Various Environmental Activities*$700
Wever Community Development
Committee
/Rotary Club of
Hamilton Sunshine Fund
Community Christmas$2,300
Creative Vision Cares$12,000
Workers Arts & Heritage Centre
Jamesville Summer Art Games*$8,500
WrapAround Hamilton/Shalem
Mental Health Network
Creating Community For All –
One Family at a Time*
$28,420
YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford
Camp Wanakita Bursary$1,000
Peace Medal Breakfast$4,000
Summer Beyond the Bell$10,000
SWAMPY Program*3,000$
YWCA Hamilton
Pride Swim and Sundaes* $1,000
Transitional Living Program$15,500
YWCA Hamilton Girls Arts
and Action*
$10,000


*Denotes Community Fund or field-of-interest fund grant.
Organizations identified in italics are charitable sponsors for the grant.

Thanks to the foresight and generosity of generations of donors, Hamilton Community Foundation is able to invest in the future of our community through grantmaking. The Foundation makes grants to a wide range of local charitable organizations that, in turn, help strengthen our community.Grants by recipient organization

This list shows the details of all grants to all organizations in 2014–2015. Grants marked with an asterisk are those made from the Board-directed Community Fund or field-of-interest funds. All other grants are from donor-advised or designated funds and reflect the philanthropic interests of those who established the funds. In addition to the grants listed below, the Foundation provided grants totalling:


*Denotes Community Fund or field-of-interest fund grant.
Organizations identified in italics are charitable sponsors for the grant.

Grants by recipient organization 
541 Eatery and Exchange/Compass Point Bible Church
Event Along Barton Street*$5,000
Adult Community Support Program/Crossfire Assembly
Get Hip Get Fit!*$5,000
Alzheimer Society
of Hamilton and Halton
Programs at Regina Gardens*$5,000
Ancaster Community
Services & Information
Christmas Hamper$1,000
Ancaster Seniors Achievement Centre
/City of Hamilton
Planned Expansion
Construction Project
$5,000
Annunciation of Our Lord Parish
Father Patrick Martin’s Mission$1,812
Art Forms/Social Planning
& Research Council of Hamilton (SPRC)
Mural Project*$5,000
National Youth Arts
Week 2015 Hamilton*
$700
Supporting Grant$12,000
Tile Project*$550
Voices*$10,000
Youth Community Arts Development$15,000
Art Gallery of Hamilton
Adopt-a-Painting Program$4,451
Art Without Barriers Summer Camp$5,000
Children’s Programs $1,000
Marketing Program
for Cezanne Exhibition
$5,000
Supporting Grant$9,000
The Arthritis Society
Supporting Grant$1,777
Artscape Foundation
Supporting Grant$25,000
Affiliated Services for
Children & Youth (ASCY)
Education and Program
Education and Program Promotion$4,131
Events and Initiatives
for Young Parents and
Children at Community Sites
$27,000
ASHOKA Canada
Wellbeing Project$25,000
Bach Elgar Choir
Supporting Grant$3,000
Bay Area Restoration Council
Communications and Learning$2,000
Bereaved Families of Ontario –
Hamilton/Burlington
Grief Support for Children and Youth$8,459
Bird Studies Canada (Long Point)
Supporting Grant$518
Birthright Organization of Hamilton
Supporting Grant$3,500
Bishop Tonnos Catholic
Secondary School
/Hamilton-Wentworth
Catholic District School Board
Beautifying Bishop Tonnos Garden*$500
Brant United Way
Supporting Grant$5,000
Breakfast for Learning
Student Nutrition
Programs and Education
$10,000
The Bridge from Prison
to Community (Hamilton)
Supporting Grant$5,000
Bruce Trail Conservancy
Earth Day Gala$4,000
Supporting Grant$2,500
Trail Maintenance and
Land Acquisition
$100,000
Burlington Community Foundation
Supporting Grant$16,860
Burlington Museums Foundation
Joseph Brant Museum
Fundraising Campaign
$5,000
Supporting Grant$5,000
Camp Cucumber
Supporting Grant$1,000
Camp Oochigeas
Supporting Grant$1,000
Canada Company
2014 Operation Yellow
Ribbon Campaign
$140,000
Canadian Cancer Society,
Ontario Division
Supporting Grant$1,266
Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Supporting Grant$1,777
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
Supporting Grant$25,000
Canadian Mental Health Association
Evening Recreation Program$5,000
Seasonal Community Outreach Event$500
Canadian National Institute
for the Blind (CNIB)
Confidence, Skills and
Opportunities for Blind or
Partially Sighted Kids*
$5,000
Hamilton SCORE Program$5,500
The Canadian Red Cross Society
Supporting Grant$494
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
Controlling Aircraft in Flight –
Educational Program Support
for Four Inner City Schools
$6,000
Canine Vision (Dog Guides Canada)
Supporting Grant$1,000
Cardinal Newman Catholic
Secondary School
/Hamilton-Wentworth
Catholic District School Board
Newman Picnic in the Park Project*$670
Carpenter Hospice
Purchase of Food$3,500
Cathedral High School/Hamilton-Wentworth
Catholic District School Board
Outdoor Classroom Gardens*$700
Student Emergency Needs$1,500
Catholic Family Services of Hamilton
Children’s Trauma Counselling
Program
$5,000
Centenary United Church
Supporting Grant$5,906
Central Neighbourhood
Association
/Workers Arts & Heritage Centre
Celebrate the Past*$5,450
Central Presbyterian Church
Supporting Grant$13,088
Centre3 for Print and Media Arts
Eco Art: Pollinator Prints* $5,000
Chamber Music Hamilton
Supporting Grant$9,000
Chedoke Health Corporation
Supporting Grant$494
Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton
Hamper Program$10,000
Supporting Grant$1,000
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Supporting Grant$22,000
Children’s Health Foundation
Supporting Grant$19,000
Children’s Health Foundation of Manitoba
Supporting Grant$8,000
CHML Children’s Fund
CHML Christmas Tree of Hope$43,000
Christian Horizons Canada
Supporting Grant$1,777
Christ’s Church Cathedral
Community Programs$2,000
Church of the Ascension
Supporting Grant$143,612
City Housing Hamilton
Developing a Culture
of Youth Leadership*
$18,000
Educational Enrichment
for At-Risk Youth
$15,000
HARPS Program*$1,000
Youth Leader Training Program*$6,372
Youth Leadership Development
in Dundas*
$9,940
City Kidz Ministry
Leadership Development
for Inner City Youth
$4,000
Nutrition Program$20,000
Saturday Programs$5,000
Supporting Grant$3,000
City of Hamilton
Nurse Family Partnership$22,869
Pan Am Games Legacy Project*$14,647
Coady International Institute–St.
Francis Xavier University
Supporting Grant$50,000
The Colin B. Glassco Charitable
Foundation for Children
Supporting Grant$60,000
Collège Boréal
Aboriginal History Trip*$500
Thrive (formerly known as Community
Child Abuse Council of Canada)
Child and Youth Trauma
Services Program
$20,000
Clinical Treatment Hours*$10,455
Supporting Grant$51,000
Community Development Halton
Ongoing Programming of
Research and Community
Building in the Halton Region
$40,000
Community Food Centres Canada
Supporting Grant$50,000
Community Foundation Grey Bruce
Supporting Grant$9,037
Community Foundations of Canada
Smart and Caring Communities
$5,000
Supporting Grant$27,350
Community Living Hamilton
Supporting Grant$247
Compass Point Bible Church
Community Dinner Co-ordinator*$4,500
Corporation of the County of Bruce
Children’s Books$2,500
Cricketers Association of
Canada
/Social Planning
& Research Council of Hamilton (SPRC)
Youth Cricket Program*$2,500
Culture for Kids in the Arts
After School Arts Program 2015$15,000
Doctors Without Borders
Support for Africa$1,000
Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice Foundation
Supporting Grant$20,913
Dundas Art and Craft Association
Page Turner Creative School
of Writing*
$6,000
Dundas Arts Community Foundation
Supporting Grant $1,505
Dundas Historical Society Museum
Expansion Project$2,000
Dundas Valley Orchestra
Music of the People:
A Celebration and Remembrance*
$5,000
Dundas Valley School of Art
Community Art Experience Program$16,000
Family Art Days*$14,000
Dundas Youth Chaplaincy
Routes Youth Centre$25,500
Elizabeth Fry Society
Children’s Christmas Gifts*$300
Engaging Women to
be Leaders in Their Community*
$14,407
Strengthening Threads in the
GALA Community Quilt*
$15,000
Elliott Heights Baptist Church
980 Youths4Yutz*$2,000
Larch After School Program$22,400
Engineers Without Borders (Canada)
Supporting Grant$35,000
Environment Hamilton/
Mighty Oaks Global Initiatives
60 Days of Summer Eco Theatre*$700
The Equality Effect
Supporting Grant$50,000
Fit Active Beautiful (FAB) Foundation
Expansion of FAB Riverdale Site*$5,000
FAB Girls 5K Challenge$7,260
Supporting Grant$5,000
Food4Kids Hamilton Halton Niagara/strong>
Supporting Grant$2,000
Glendale Secondary School/
Hamilton-Wentworth District School
Board Foundation
Nutrition Initiative$3,000
Good Food Box
/Conserver Society of Hamilton & District, Inc.
Supporting Grant$2,000
Good Shepherd Centres Hamilton
Angela’s Place*$7,000
Christmas Hamper Program and
Wonderland Dinner
$2,000
Supporting Grant$40,786
Supporting Grant and Angela’s Place$4,000
Green Venture
/Conserver
Society of Hamilton & District, Inc.
A Food Secure Future in Riverdale*$14,520
Davis Creek Awareness*$10,000
Fresh Air for Kids*$11,000
GALA Alleyway Revitalization
and Stormwater Management*
$19,090
Halton Region Conservation
Foundation
Supporting Grant$2,968
Halton Women’s Place
Supporting Grant$3,002
The Hamilton/Burlington
Society for the Prevention
of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)
Care of Dogs$2,000
Supporting Grant$3,893
Hamilton All Star Jazz Band
Supporting Grant$2,000
Hamilton Arts & Letters
/Centre3 for Print and Media Arts
Supporting Grant$3,000
Hamilton Arts Council
Hamilton Youth Poetry Slam*$5,000
Hamilton Association for Residential
& Recreational Redevelopment
Programs (HARRRP)
St. Peter’s HARRRP
Community Centre*
$20,000
YOUth Create Saturdays*$5,000
Hamilton Blue Star Youth Soccer
Club
/Rotary Club of Hamilton “A.M.”
Hamilton Blue Star Youth Soccer*$5,345
Hamilton Children’s Choir
2014 Trip to France/Europe$2,000
Chorister’s Attendance at
International Federation of
Choral Music in Seoul
$2,500
Supporting Grant$2,000
Hamilton Community Land Trust
/Social Planning & Research Council
of Hamilton (SPRC)
Supporting Grant$5,000
Hamilton Conservation Foundation
Eco Valley Project$1,000
Interpretive Signage*$14,400
Maintenace of Dundas Valley Trails$500
Supporting Grant$11,068
Hamilton District Society for
Disabled Children
Supporting Grant$505
The Hamilton Dream Centre
Food Purchases$2,000
Hamilton East Kiwanis
Boys’ and Girls’ Club
Christmas Support$2,000
Community Development*$4,833
McQuesten Community Centre*$20,000
Ontario Early Years Centre and
We Rock
$6,600
Supporting Grant$2,000
Hamilton Festival Theatre Company
Education Initiative$5,000
Hamilton Food Share
Christmas Hamper Program$5,000
Food Packs for Seniors*$9,300
Supporting Grant$18,281
Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation
MacKids$5,000
McMaster Children’s
Hospital Celebration
$60,000
Ophthalmology Unit$68,000
Patients in the Cancer Guidelines
Enterprise: How to optimize
participation and meet
information needs*
$40,000
Supporting Grant$2,000
Hamilton Music Collective
An Instrument for Every Child$23,100
Hamilton Naturalists’ Club
Butterflies and Benches
on the Pipeline Trail*
$10,000
Pollinator Project & Trees
Please Program at Hess Street School 4
$4,000
Supporting Grant$12,068
Trees Please$3,000
Hamilton Niagara Haldimand
Brant Community Care Access Centre
Respite and Home Care Services for
Flamborough Families*
$1,296
Hamilton Out of the Cold
Program Coalition Inc.
Christmas Caring$1,500
Stepping-up for Those in Need$5,000
Supporting Grant$5,500
Hamilton Philharmonic
Orchestra (2000) Inc.
Children’s Educational
Programming
$2,000
Composer-in-Residence$5,000
Dundas Residency Program*$7,000
Supporting Grant$30,591
The Seniors’ Symphony Experience$6,000
Hamilton Philharmonic
Youth Orchestra
Supporting Grant$12,716
Young Musicians in Need$5,000
Hamilton Public Library
Summer Literacy Day Camp*$16,790
Hamilton Regional Indian Centre
Hamilton Urban Aboriginal
Christmas Hampers
$1,000
Hamilton Right to Life
Supporting Grant$4,000
Hamilton Sustainable
Victory Gardens Inc.
Supporting Grant$5,000
Hamilton-Wentworth District
School Board Foundation
Hamilton School-Based
Health Network
$10,000
Musical Instruments for
Dr. Davey School*
$2,000
Heal4Life/Hamilton-Wentworth
District School Board
Health Promotion in Hamilton
Middle and High Schools
$2,500
Healthy Community/
Healthy Youth Flamborough
/The John Howard Society
Supporting Grant$2,500
Hearing Foundation of Canada
Hamilton Area Support$1,500
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario
Supporting Grant$1,652
Hearts Together For Haiti
Supporting Grant$5,000
Hillfield Strathallan College
Hillfield Transformation HSL Project$10,000
Holy Name of Jesus Catholic
School

/Hamilton-Wentworth
Catholic District School Board
Mike’s Bikes Program$20,353
Hospital Family Houses of Ontario
Mark Preece House –
Room Sponsorship
$7,920
The Hospital for Sick Children
Supporting Grant$26,930
Interval House of Hamilton
Hero’s Journey Program$13,500
Supporting Grant$7,000
The John Howard Society
Liaison College Youth
Success Fund
$25,000
Social and Emotional Skill
Development Through
Restorative Circles*
$6,213
John Laing Singers
Supporting Grant$2,000
Joseph Brant Memorial
Hospital Foundation
Capital Campaign$10,000
Supporting Grant$1,000
Jump Math
Supporting Grant$25,000
Juravinski Hospital & Cancer
Centre Foundation
/Hamilton
Health Sciences Corporation
Supporting Grant$2,000
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Leadership Program*$500
Supporting Grant$1,000
Kids Now
After School Youth Mentorship$5,000
Let’s Talk Science
Supporting Grant$25,000
Liberty for Youth
Bright Choices for Girls Program*$24,214
Supporting Grant$1,500
Living Rock Ministries
25 Days of Christmas – Operation
Christmas Blessing
$2,000
Rock Resources$15,000
Supporting Grant$12,000
Wellness Works$800
MacNab Street Presbyterian Church
Supporting Grant$8,070
March of Dimes Canada Non-Profit Housing
Corporation
Jason’s House$1,000
MaRS Discovery District
Solutions Lab$200,000
McGill University
Supporting Grant$2,000
McMaster University
CASTLE Beyond*$38,304
Examining the Intersection of
Immigrant Women’s Acculturation
and Mental Health*
$45,000
Lecture Hall Naming Initiative –
Ron Joyce Centre
$25,000
Marauder Summer Sports Camp –
Participant Sponsor
$500
Museum of Art$2,000
McQuesten Community
Planning Team
/Social Planning
& Research Council of Hamilton (SPRC)
A Home for Our Team*$16,000
McQuesten Urban Farm*$53,750
Melrose United Church
Supporting Grant$5,987
Metis Women’s Circle
Youth for Youth: Bimaadiziwin*$2,500
Mission Services of Hamilton
Emergency Winter Wear$3,000
Mission Services Christmas Care 2014$2,000
Supporting Grant$7,786
Taking Root: Meeting Space*$3,250
Mountain Secondary
School
/Hamilton-Wentworth
District School Board Foundation
Art For Positive Space*$738
School Community Holiday
Dinner and Student Sponsorship
$1,500
Multiple Sclerosis Society of
Canada – Hamilton Chapter
Kids Camp March Break Program*$1,500
Muskoka Conservancy
Supporting Grant$1,000
Napanee District Community Foundation
Supporting Grant$2,000
National Youth Orchestra
Supporting Grant$1,000
Native Women’s Centre
Christmas Program$1,625
Healthy Lifestyles Coach$20,000
Nature Conservancy of Canada
Intern and Office
Administration Support
$36,083
Neighbour to Neighbour Centre (Hamilton)
Christmas Program$3,000
Community Food Skills and
Engagement Program
$10,000
Kids Can Succeed Reading Program$25,000
Supporting Grant$1,500
Winter Warmth*$5,000
New Hope Community Bikes
Bikes for Students and Families
of Queen Mary and Holy Name of
Jesus Elementary Schools
$78,031
Purchase of Three Cargo Bikes$4,500
Youth Training Program/Cargo
Bike Expansion/Bike Festival*
$20,000
New Markets Funds Society
Supporting Grant$25,000
NGen Youth Centre/Hamilton
East Kiwanis Boys’ and Girls’ Club
Breaking Barriers*$338
Youth Drop-in Space and Programs*$10,000
Niwasa Head Start Preschool
Christmas Support Program$1,200
North Central Community
Association
/North Hamilton
Community Health Centre
Community Fun and
Engagement Events*
$3,000
North Hamilton Community
Health Centre
Children’s Breakfast Program
Community Co-ordinator*
$4,700
Keith Neighbourhood
Community Gardens*
$8,790
Open Streets Hamilton/YWCA Hamilton
Supporting Grant*$5,000
The Owl Foundation
Supporting Grant$1,500
Pecaut Centre
Supporting Grant$25,000
Philpott Memorial Church
Supporting Grant$7,105
Phoenix Place
Christmas for the Starting
Over House
$1,000
Supporting Grant$2,000
Plan International Canada
Sponsored Child$1,000
Prince’s Charities Canada
Supporting Grant$25,000
Queen Mary School/Hamilton-Wentworth
District School Board Foundation
Mike’s Bikes Program$47,902
Queen Victoria School/Hamilton-Wentworth District
School Board Foundation
Culture, Caring, Citizenship
and Community*
$7,600
Girls Only Program and
Girls Only Camp*
$5,500
McMaster Trip*$3,247
Robert Land Community Association
Community Engagement
Co-ordinator*
$20,000
Eva Rothwell Centre’s
Ice Cream Shop
$5,000
Food Purchases for
Eva Rothwell Centre
$2,000
Supporting Grant for
Eva Rothwell Centre
$2,847
Ronald McDonald House
Hamilton
Bill Clark Room$5,000
Rotary Club of Hamilton Sunshine Fund
Telling Tales: A Family
Festival of Stories
$2,500
Royal Botanical Gardens
Children’s Summer Programs$2,000
Green Angels Program$3,000
Rock Garden Revitalization$2,000
Supporting Grant$14,284
Royal Canadian Humane Association
Supporting Grant$2,773
Royal Conservatory of Music
Learning Through the Arts$15,000
Learning Through the Arts – Youth
Empowerment Program – Hamilton
$4,800
Learning through the Arts
and Two Youth Empowerment
Classes – Hamilton Area
$2,400
Youth Empowerment Program*$3,928
Rygiel Support for Community Living
Supporting Grant$1,777
Saltfleet District High
School
/Hamilton-Wentworth
District School Board Foundation
Rainbow Prom*$1,500
The Salvation Army Hamilton
Booth Centre
Ellen Osler Home Window
Replacement Project*
$15,000
Supporting Grant$10,494
The Salvation Army
Hamilton Lawson Ministries

The Art of Breaking Barriers*$1,000
Sexual Assault Centre
Women Helping Women$3,500
Shakespearience Performing Arts
Supporting Grant$2,000
Shalem Mental Health Network
Interior Worlds: Youth
Mental Health Art Exhibition*
$950
Sherwood Secondary
School
/Hamilton-Wentworth
District School Board Foundation
Reclaiming our Courtyard*$700
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Supporting Grant$887
Simon Fraser University
Carbon Talks Initiative$25,000
Sir John A. Macdonald
Secondary School
/Hamilton-Wentworth
District School Board Foundation
Hamilton Youth Poetry Slam – Louder
Than a Bomb Event Tickets
$1,000
Student Emergency Needs$1,500
Sir Winston Churchill Secondary
School
Hamilton-Wentworth District
School Board Foundation
Badminton Club* $800
Social Planning & Research
Council of Hamilton (SPRC)
Community Development*$324,833
McQuesten Sprouts Camp$7,500
Muslim Girls Youth Group*$500
Neighbourhood Hub Support
from Building Momentum Event*
$19,318
Small Grants Program*$37,718
Burlington Humane Society
Supporting Grant$1,500
Society of our Lady of the
Most Holy Trinity (Canada)
Supporting Grant$17,500
The Spiritual Assembly
of the Baha’is of Hamilton
Junior Youth March Break Camp*$1,000
St. Jerome’s University
Supporting Grant$3,000
St. John’s Anglican Church
Supporting Grant$10,004
St. Joseph Immigrant Women’s Centre
Back to School Moms$18,000
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation
Supporting Grant$21,000
Team Unbreakable*$5,000
Timeless Care / Tomorrow’s
Discoveries Campaign
$10,000
Urology Department$8,510
Youth Mental Health$5,000
Youth Wellness Centre$5,000
St. Joseph’s Villa Foundation
Construction Renovations to Wing$5,000
Supporting Grant$25,000
St. Leonard’s Society
WAVE After School Program
Computer Upgrade
$16,450
St. Matthew’s House
Christmas Program$1,500
Supporting Grant$13,162
St. Patrick’s Parish
Supporting Grant$40,000
St. Raphael’s Parish Church
Supporting Grant$1,000
Start2Finish
Hamilton Running and
Reading Clubs
$20,000
Tastebuds/Social Planning &
Research Council of Hamilton (SPRC)
School Nourishment Programs*$80,000
Supporting Grant$5,000
Tetra Society of North America
Tools for Tykes – Hamilton Chapter$3,000
The Stop Community Food Centre
Supporting Grant$24,000
Theatre Aquarius
Supporting Grant$13,005
Threshold School of Building
Job Developer Position –
Pilot Project
$27,500
Neighbourhood Home
Improvement Program
$15,000
Supporting Grant$20,000
Tottering Biped Theatre Inc.
2015 Summer Theatre Production$4,500
Town of Collingwood
Heather Pathway$50,000
Trent University
Champlain College and Otanabee
College Construction
$100,000
The Tyndale Foundation
Supporting Grant$1,777
United Way of Burlington &
Greater Hamilton
Annual Campaign$14,207
Annual Campaign and Burlington
Flood Relief
$6,000
Supporting Grant$54,495
University Hospitals Kingston
Foundation
Supporting Grant$15,000
University of St. Michael’s College
Supporting Grant$4,000
University of Toronto
President’s Club$1,000
Urban Native Homes
Children’s Christmas Celebration$1,000
Support Services for Odro he>k ta>*$26,930
Urquhart Butterfly Garden/Conserver
Society of Hamilton & District, Inc.
Summer Education Program 2015*$2,600
Victorian Order of Nurses
Ontario Branch
Meals on Wheels$13,500
VOICE For Hearing Impaired Children
VOICE For Hearing Impaired Children
Auditory-Verbal Therapy Program
for Children with Hearing Aids and
Cochlear Implants in Hamilton Area
$5,000
Welcome Inn Community
Centre of Hamilton
Christmas Food Hampers
and Open House
$1,500
Enhancing Resources –
A Third Space Project*
$20,000
Inspiring Education$10,000
LAF Program$3,000
Wellwood Resource Centre of Hamilton
Retreat for Women with
Gynecological Cancers*
$3,200
Wesley Urban Ministries
Christmas Support$2,000
Community Development*$9,666
LIVE Program$5,000
Supporting Grant$1,785
Wesley Teen Drop In at
Beasley – Girls Specific Programming*
$5,000
Wesley Christmas Store$2,000
Westdale Secondary School/
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
Foundation
Lunch Hour Event: International
Day Against Homophobia*
$200
Nutrition Program*$1,300
Westmount Secondary School/Hamilton-Wentworth District
School Board Foundation
Grit: Workshop Series for
Grade 10 Students At-Risk
$1,800
Various Environmental Activities*$700
Wever Community Development
Committee
/Rotary Club of
Hamilton Sunshine Fund
Community Christmas$2,300
Creative Vision Cares$12,000
Workers Arts & Heritage Centre
Jamesville Summer Art Games*$8,500
WrapAround Hamilton/Shalem
Mental Health Network
Creating Community For All –
One Family at a Time*
$28,420
YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford
Camp Wanakita Bursary$1,000
Peace Medal Breakfast$4,000
Summer Beyond the Bell$10,000
SWAMPY Program*3,000$
YWCA Hamilton
Pride Swim and Sundaes* $1,000
Transitional Living Program$15,500
YWCA Hamilton Girls Arts
and Action*
$10,000