Lessons from Hamilton: Big Thinking on Small Grants

Grassroots Grantmakers is a network of North American funders who, like Hamilton Community Foundation, help people who want to make their neighbourhood a better place to live. This week its leader, Janis Foster, led off the new year with a tribute to our work in the hubs.

It provides some interesting perspectives about our community development and small grants program. It’s great to see this approach validated, and interesting to note her acknowledgement of the patience, courage and trust required for success. We always knew this was hard, complex work that required long-term commitment. Janis’ blog is an endorsement and a thank you to the many who have believed in and supported this work for a decade. Read on.