HCF grants to the widest range of charitable organizations and initiatives. Last year, we granted more than $5.2 million to:
- Arts and Culture
- Health and Human Services
Priority areas for the Foundation are poverty reduction, the environment, youth and citizen engagement and neighbourhood revitalization.
In this section you will find:
HCF grant recipients are selected in one of two ways:
- Through an open-call process where organizations can apply according to specific criteria. Click here for a list of these funds and their criteria.
- Through our knowledge of community needs and donor interests. IF you have a funding need that meets HCF priorities but does not necessarily meet the criteria of our open call grants, staff may be able to help you link to appropriate grants. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This section provides forms for grant seekers and grant holders. HCF provides grants for projects that benefit the citizens of Hamilton and by law, provides grants only to registered Canadian charitable organizations and others qualified as described in Section 110 of the Income Tax Act. On occasion, not-for-profit organizations without charitable status may be sponsored by a registered charity.
Find out the scope of grants provided in the last year by exploring this section.
Read inspiring stories of the impact HCF grants are having in Hamilton.
A resource for grant holders on acknowledging support from Hamilton Community Foundation.