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Driving positive change in Hamilton is Hamilton Community Foundation’s mission and one we share with many private and family foundations.

We work with private foundations in many ways and are always interested in talking about:

  • Opportunities to partner on grants to make greater impact together

Is your philanthropic interest similar to ours? Would you like to participate in a grant that has been subject to our stringent review process? Do you have unspent granting dollars and want knowledge on community needs in a particular area? We can help.

  • Succession planning for your private foundation

Are you working to develop a succession plan for your foundation? Priorities and family circumstances may change over time. Families and successive generations may lose interest, and your private foundation may have difficulty attracting suitable trustees. We can help by providing a proven alternative that will ensure your goals are carried out forever. Read about how HCF was able to help the Edith H. Turner FoundationThe Malloch Foundation and The Chedoke Health Foundation.

  • Assisting with the administration of your private foundation

Although some philanthropists enjoy the excitement and responsibility of day-to-day involvement in a private foundation, the administration of a private foundation can be time-consuming and even costly. At Hamilton Community Foundation we benefit from economies of scale and provide a variety of professional services to allow you to focus on the operating activities of your foundation that are of greatest interest and enjoyment to you. Let’s talk about how we can be of service.

  • Converting your private foundation to a fund at HCF

Transferring your private foundation to a fund at HCF may be the right option for you. It is a simple process once the decision has been made and you can maintain the level of involvement that works best for you. It can be done all at once, or over time starting with a smaller investment to learn hands on about the process.

Contact a member of our Philanthropic Services team to learn more about how we can work together to achieve your philanthropic goals while staying true to your vision for your private foundation.