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One community. Many ways to give.

Giving through Hamilton Community Foundation is simple: we provide the flexibility and knowledge to help you make the difference you want to make.

Donate to Hamilton Community Foundation

When you donate to HCF, you join many others in supporting a wide range of our community’s needs.

Together, we can work to address the community issues you care most deeply about.

Whatever your charitable goals, we make it easy for you. We work with individuals and families, private foundations, corporations and professional advisors from all across our community looking to make a difference themselves, through their company or with their clients. Read a summary of results from our recent donor survey

Are your donations making the impact you want them to make?

Hamilton Community Foundation helps you ensure your donations achieve what you want them to. Our community knowledge combined with a range of flexible giving options make charitable giving easy and effective. Read more about the resources available to you.

Are you interested in addressing Hamilton’s greatest needs?

The Community Fund’s focus is charities addressing Hamilton’s greatest needs including education and poverty reduction. You can also support the arts and environment. Donations of any size are welcome. Learn more about the impact your donation can have.

Is your client interested in giving?

Lawyers, accountants, financial advisors and insurance professionals call on HCF to help clients with their philanthropy. We provide flexible giving vehicles and work with your individual, family and business clients to meet their philanthropic and financial goals. Are you thinking of referring a client? Read more.

Are you interested in donating through your will?

Many Hamiltonians are committed to making this city even better. HCF has a variety of options for planned giving, including donating through your will, to meet your financial and philanthropic goals. Read more.

Would you like to give with others who share your interests?

Do you share a common charitable interest with others? We can help you set up a giving circle that enables you to give together and increase your collective impact. The Foundation also has existing giving circles you may be interested in. Learn more.

What services are available for your private foundation?

You may have set up or are considering a private foundation to fulfill your charitable goals. However, priorities and family circumstances can change over time. At HCF we have a variety of options and services to help. Read more.