November 1 deadline
Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on March 3, 2011
Ancaster Tennis Club Inc.
$80,000 over one year to increase club membership, safety and accessibility by renovating the tennis courts currently used by over 400 members.
Bay Area Restoration Council, as lead organization on this collaborative
$146,600 over two years to offer programming in partnership with Green Venture along Hamilton's waterfront that will engage the community in a variety of conservation and environmental activities.
Catholic Youth Organization, Diocese of Hamilton
$15,000 over one year to hire a volunteer administrative coordinator during the construction phase of Camp Marydale. The Coordinator will support the recruitment, retention and training of volunteers working with people with disabilities
Community Centre for Media Arts (CCMA), as lead organization on this collaborative
$75,000 over one year to pilot a youth arts initiative that will coordinate access to existing arts programming for over 100 youth who are street involved in downtown Hamilton.
Croatian Sports & Community Centre of Hamilton Inc.
$20,600 over one year to provide equipment that will support the engagement of the Croatian community in recreational and physical activities.
First Hamilton Christian Reformed Church
$4,100 over one year to purchase gardening equipment and a generator which will increase the number of garden plots and hours of community-gardening time available to local apartment dwellers in Hamilton.
Good Shepherd Centre (Hamilton), as lead organization on this collaborative
$27,600 over one year to hire staff to provide a series of nine nutrition programs that will lead to increased knowledge in nutrition, healthier food choices and improved skills in food preparation for pregnant women and young parents throughout Hamilton.
Hamilton Council on Aging
$89,100 over two years to hire a part-time coordinator to support the Council in making transportation more accessible, recruiting more volunteers and developing an age-friendly Report Card for seniors living in Hamilton.
Hamilton Hurricanes Football Club
$25,000 over one year to develop an alumni program that will increase the club's profile and strengthen their ability to support players with limited financial resources.
Hamilton Ringette Association
$10,600 over one year to provide equipment and signage that will promote the organization and remove barriers to the participation of youth in the sport of ringette.
India Canada Society of Hamilton and Region
$29,400 over two years to support programs to manage volunteers and events that bring the community together, including the Gandhi Peace Festival and other celebrations of Indian culture.
Mental Health Rights Coalition, as lead organization on this collaborative
$56,600 over two years to pilot and evaluate the use of WRAP, a self-management and recovery tool, to determine if the tool averts crises, medical interventions and hospitalizations. Volunteers and staff will be trained in the use of WRAP and 400 people experiencing mental illnesses in Hamilton and Niagara will be served. This grant has an impact in more than one OTF catchment area.
North Hamilton Community Health Centre, as lead organization on this collaborative
$80,000 over two years to support a tutoring program in the Keith and Benetto neighbourhood that will enable students to stay in school and complete their high-school diploma.
Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton, as lead organization on this collaborative
$60,500 over two years to build awareness and address the issue of homelessness and the lack of affordable housing by developing and offering workshops those who are at risk of homelessness, are homeless or who need more secure options for housing such as youth, newcomers, and people from the Aboriginal community.
The Jewish Social Services of Hamilton Incorporated
$5,000 over one year to renovate community space and purchase audio-visual equipment to support weekly recreational programming and reduce the social isolation of 55 seniors and people with autism in Dundas.
United Jewish Welfare Fund of Hamilton
$86,100 over two years to meet the growing demand for Human Rights and Holocaust Education Programs and recruit and train volunteers aged 15 to 25 to be future leaders for the organization.
Workers Arts and Heritage Centre
$17,700 over one year to repair the floor of the main gallery, which will increase safe access to this well-used community space dedicated to offering exhibits on the plight of workers in Hamilton.
YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford, as lead organization on this collaborative
$119,600 over one year to develop and implement an innovative community-based physical-activity program for adults with spinal cord injury and other mobility impairments at the Les Chater Family YMCA.
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July 1 deadline
Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on October 28, 2010
Alzheimer Society of Hamilton and Halton
$101,100 over two years to increase the agency's capacity to recruit and train volunteers to assist with dementia support programs in the community and in long-term care facilities. This grant has an impact in more than one OTF catchment area.
Canadian Organic Growers - Hamilton Branch, as lead organization on this collaborative
$68,000 over one year to support the growing interest and demand for community gardens in Hamilton through education, networking and resource-sharing and to foster mentorships between established and emerging community garden volunteers.
Dundas Historical Society Museum
$75,000 over one year to install a high density mobile storage system that will increase the capacity of the museum to preserve the historical and archival records of Dundas.
Good Shepherd Non-Profit Homes Inc.
$125,000 over two years to hire a business manager to develop and grow the organization's various social enterprises. These will help individuals facing significant barriers to employment acquire new skills and become more employable.
Greek Canadian Orthodox of Hamilton and District
$125,000 over one year to provide safe, accessible community space for the 15,000 people that use this Hamilton Mountain Greek community centre. The installation of an elevator will ensure complete and safe access to all levels of the building.
Hamilton Literary Festival Association
$25,400 over one year to increase the profile of gritLit, Hamilton's Literary Festival. The hiring of a part-time manager will help ensure the festival reaches out to diverse communities and becomes a signature event in Hamilton.
Hamilton Wentworth Chapter of Native Women Incorporated
$150,000 over two years to continue to implement and evaluate a series of programs and workshops for men and boys that draw on Aboriginal culture and teachings to increase awareness of, and prevent, violence against Aboriginal women and children.
Hospital Family Houses of Ontario
$28,300 over one year to purchase office equipment and furniture to support the programs and activities at the Mark Preece Family House, which provides affordable short-term accommodations to families caring for loved ones who are seriously ill at any Hamilton area hospital.
Mental Health Rights Coalition
$15,000 over one year to purchase equipment to create a more positive environment in which to educate and serve the 2,500 clients of the organization.
P.A.T.H. Employment Services
$75,000 over one year to create a social enterprise that would offer consultation services to businesses and organizations wishing to make their premises and programs more accessible to people with disabilities.
Royal Botanical Gardens, as lead organization on this collaborative
$149,800 over two years to develop and implement a governance structure, lands protection strategy and a marketing plan to consolidate organizational and public support for the development of a 'Cootes to Escarpment Park System'; a protected, permanent and connected natural lands sanctuary that promotes both human and ecosystem health. This grant has an impact in more than one OTF catchment area.
The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra (2000) Inc.
$113,100 over two years to help sustain the community's access to professional musicians, through the purchase of new music, lighted music stands and supporting personnel costs. This grant also provides local employment opportunities for musicians who live in Hamilton.
The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra (2000) Inc., as lead organization on this collaborative
$13,000 over one year to support a pilot program in King George Elementary School in downtown Hamilton, in which young children are given a musical instrument, lessons and exposure to music. Professional musicians engage students and work with teachers to augment existing classroom curriculum.
Théâtre de l'Atelier 83
$14,900 over one year to purchase recording, sound, computer and office equipment to enhance the theatrical performances of the Theatre de l'Atelier 83 and strengthen its capacity by expanding its marketing and attracting more Hamilton area Francophones to its productions and workshops.
YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford, as lead organization on this collaborative
$96,200 over two years to create a safe space in the Jamesville neighbourhood of Hamilton where children and youth will engage in productive recreational, social, and educational activities to enhance academic success and positive self-development. The project will include two virtual after-school programs for children in grades 1 to 5 and YOUth Create, an evening program for older children and youth.
YWCA Hamilton, as lead organization on this collaborative
$71,300 over one year to enhance health and fitness for 300 low-income women and create potential job opportunities through a child-minding mentoring program and a health fitness instructor qualification program.
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March 1 deadline
Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on June 28, 2010
150 Hamilton Tiger Squadron Air Cadets Sponsoring Committee
$14,800 over one year to improve access to technical training and sporting equipment for 100 cadets aged 12 to 18 in downtown Hamilton.
Afro-Canadian Caribbean Association of Hamilton & District Inc.
$44,400 over two years to continue a weekly program for black youth, aged 9 to 21 years, in Hamilton that develops their leadership skills through mentoring and volunteering.
Ancaster Society for the Performing Arts , as lead organization on this collaborative
$60,000 over two years to promote and enhance access to Music at Fieldcote, a free Sunday afternoon music program, featuring live jazz and classical musicians. Some 200 seniors will be transported to these concerts using the Disabled Assisted Regional Transit System and a sound system will be purchased to ensure a high quality experience.
Art Gallery of Hamilton
$59,800 over one year to coordinate, retain and recognize the 250 volunteers involved with art programming and special events and recruit 35 new youth and Francophone volunteers.
Catholic Family Services of Hamilton
$41,900 over one year to pilot and evaluate a model in which seven agencies collaborate on the procurement of products or services to support the not-for-profit sector in Hamilton and reduce operating costs. This model will assess the cost/benefits of joining together for large volume purchasing and make recommendations for partnership agreements and models.
Dundas Art and Craft Association/Carnegie Gallery
$75,000 over one year to ensure access to a safe environment in which to partipate in arts events and exhibits in Dundas.
Hamilton Aquatic Water Polo Club
$52,700 over one year to increase the number of youth, ages 10-13, particularly girls, engaged in the sport of water polo through enhanced coaching, capital equipment and outreach activities.
Hamilton Artists Inc.
$40,000 over one year to renovate and create a safe, accessible, artist-run gallery and administrative home for the organization.
Hamilton Children's Choir
$13,600 over one year to expand access to this 150-member children's choir, which is recognized internationally for its high calibre of performance. New music, percussion instruments and equipment will be purchased.
Hamilton East Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club
$25,000 over one year to attract new volunteers through a community outreach program that engages prominent local Boys and Girls Club alumni to speak publicly about the program's ongoing benefits to youth.
Hamilton Friends in Grief
$40,200 over one year to increase the capacity of this organization that provides bereavement support to those coping with the loss of a loved one in Hamilton.
Hamilton Region Conservation Authority , as lead organization on this collaborative
$117,600 over three years to produce an inventory of Hamilton's vegetation, birds and wildlife that will help land-use planners, biologists, engineers and the public make informed decisions about land conservation and preserving green spaces for a healthy environment.
Hamilton Youth Steel Orchestra
$23,600 over one year to facilitate group musical instruction via internet video to link students to qualified professional instructors outside Canada. Sound barriers will also be purchased to dampen sound levels during rehearsals.
Micah House Refugee Reception Services Inc.
$68,100 over one year to continue to develop services to newcomers, and tomake health and safety improvements to Micah House, a residential facility for refugee claimants in Hamilton.
Muslim Association of Canada
$72,200 over one year to engage the Hamilton community in positive dialogues about the Muslim community through a community library, book club, activities for marginalized youth and a speakers series.
Ontario Puppetry Association , as lead organization on this collaborative
$9,500 over one year to educate children about the history of Hamilton through the use of puppetry by providing sound and lighting equipment to enhance the artistic performance.
Parkview Church of the Christian and Missionary Alliance
$32,700 over one year to build the capacity of this group to provide furnishings and other donated items for those living below the poverty line.
Rotary Club of Hamilton Sunset/Telling Tales
$50,000 over one year to build the capacity of the Telling Tales Literacy Festival, which promotes reading and storytelling with an annual attendance of 4,000 children and their families in Flamborough.
Scientists in School
$130,400 over two years to bring Scientists in Schools, an award-winning science outreach program, to 40,000 elementary school students in Hamilton and Brant-Haldimand-Norfolk. The field trip comes to the classroom as students work directly with "real" scientists from their community. This grant has an impact in more than one OTF catchment area.
SENIORS SEVA MANDAL OF HAMILTON AND REGION
$9,900 over one year to develop the capacity of this organization to continue to serve seniors from the South Asian Community in Hamilton so that they may benefit from improved physical and mental health and feel less isolated.
Student Open Circles
$54,000 over three years to coordinate and mentor 30 youth volunteer teams and 350 volunteers that provide support each year for Hamilton agencies.
The Hamilton Victoria Club
$18,500 over one year to maintain a safe, affordable meeting space for curling and recreational activities to take place in the downtown area. Energy efficient windows and new eavestroughs will be installed.
Today's Family -Caring For Your Child , as lead organization on this collaborative
$37,500 over one year to introduce 4,200 children to Hana's Suitcase, a project that teaches the importance of tolerance through the lessons from the Holocaust and a Japanese education initiative. Curriculum and materials will be provided in 29 languages to 322 schools in Hamilton and Halton.
Welcome Inn Community Centre of Hamilton , as lead organization on this collaborative
$150,000 over two years to provide 250 low income and immigrant women with the skills to reduce barriers to starting a micro-enterprise. This will help women supplement their income and learn transferable business skills.
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