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.


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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.

Edith H. Turner Fund Fall 2021 grants round

We recently distributed more than $600,000 in new grants from the Edith H. Turner Fund. Read more here.

Field of interest grant round

We recently distributed grants from our Field of Interest round that focuses on literacy through history and poverty relief. Read more here.