Social enterprise funding available

Another round of funding is available for social purpose organizations from the Investment Readiness Program. Read more here and apply by November 22. You can also register for an info webinar on October 6 here.

Student bursaries available!

Students can apply for funding from the Chaney-Ensign Bursary Fund. Application deadline is October 1. Read more here.

Major gift announcement

We are honoured to announce a $50 million commitment to Hamilton Community Foundation from the Paletta family. This gift establishes the Pasquale & Anita Paletta Family Fund which will support the family’s charitable interests throughout the Hamilton-Burlington area. Read the full news release here.


Our office requires proof of vaccination for in-person meetings.

Spring 2022 Legacy newsletter

Stories include a new coffeehouse in east Hamilton, LRT community benefits, a cross-border impact investment and more. Read the full newsletter here.

Hamilton Spectator Summer Camp Fund open now

The deadline for applications is coming up April 14 at 5pm. Read more about the fund and apply here.

CHCI Round 2 grants

We’re glad to announce three new projects funded through Canada Healthy Communities Initiative (CHCI). Read more here.

Two new ABACUS grant rounds open now

Applications are open for two new rounds of granting from our ABACUS initiative. Read more here.

ABACUS information session coming up

On March 10, HCF will host an online information session about ABACUS: Phase II granting rounds. Find out more and register here.

Pandemic Response Fund grants round 5

We recently distributed $365,000 in grants to support charitable organizations responding to the ongoing pandemic. Read more here.