Investment Readiness Program funding available

The second round of the Investment Readiness Program is now open. “IRP” helps fund  social purpose organizations to get ready to access social financing. The deadline for this round is October 9, 2020. Read more here.


IRP first round results

The first round of the Investment Readiness Program is now complete. Read more and view the list of local recipient organizations here.

Join the HCF team!

Are you passionate about driving positive change in Hamilton? We’re hiring for a senior management position — Vice-President, Grants and Community Initiatives. View the position profile here. Deadline to apply is September 11, 2020.

ABACUS open call for proposals for 2020-21

There is no ABACUS open call for proposals for the 2020-21 year. Any future granting opportunities through ABACUS will be posted on our website as they are made available. Other granting opportunities are still available through Hamilton Community Foundation. Visit our grants page for more details.

2019-20 annual report

Read highlights of the last year here.

UPDATE: Emergency Community Support Fund

HCF has now allocated all of its funding available through the ECSF. If you would like to apply for this funding, please direct your application to the United Way Halton Hamilton

Questions about your application to the Emergency Community Support Fund?

Click here for our FAQ.

Federal government’s Emergency Community Support Fund launches in Hamilton

Hamilton Community Foundation and United Way Halton & Hamilton will flow more than $2.3 million for local charities supporting COVID-19 response. Read the full media release here.

Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund

Hamilton Community Foundation is activating the Emergency Community Support Fund in partnership with the United Way Hamilton Halton. Read more and apply here. You may also choose to apply through the United Way Halton & Hamilton, by clicking here.

Half-million dollar donation supports local pandemic relief efforts

The Paletta family, known for its long and extensive local philanthropy, have announced a donation of $500,000 to support local pandemic relief efforts. Read more here.