Blog Entries - 2017

Now accepting scholarship applications for area high school seniors

Posted on: December 22, 2017
Tags: Grants
The Hamilton Community Foundation announces it is now accepting scholarship applications for area high school seniors. The online application will be available beginning December 22, 2017 through January 22, 2018. High school seniors in the read more …

New Tax Reform May Impact Charitable Giving

Posted on: December 19, 2017
Tags: Grants
Tax reform likely to impact the charitable deduction For many HCF donors, the year 2017 may be the last year to utilize income tax savings from their charitable gifts. Proposed tax law will eliminate some tax deductions (state and local income taxes) and read more …

IRA Rollover easy way to give

Posted on: December 8, 2017
Tags: IRA gifts, Grants
The IRA Charitable Rollover is now a permanent provision of the Tax Code that allows people age 70½ and older to make direct transfers totaling up to $100,000 per year, per individual, to qualified charities, without having to count the transfers as read more …

Welcome new Board Members

Posted on: December 8, 2017
Tags: Board Members
At the Annual Meeting in September, three new community members were elected to serve three-year term.  We are pleased to welcome Cynamon Trokhan, Helen "Niki" Motley and Robert "Bob" Long. Cynamon Trokhan, partner with Parrish, Marcum & Trokhan, read more …

Foundation Awarded Grant to StreetSpark

Posted on: December 8, 2017
Tags: Grants
At the December 7th Board of Trustee meeting, the StreetPark Mural Project was awarded $25,000 and was just one organization to receive funding from the Foundation.  Through a partnership between the City of Hamilton and the Fitton Center for Creative read more …

Foundation Honors Educators

Posted on: October 24, 2017
Tags: Grants
Hamilton Community Foundation Honors Educators A total of 17 educators were recognized at the 15th annual Harry T. Wilks “Hamilton Celebrates Education” event Thursday, October 19, at the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown read more …

HCF Grant Helps Animals

Posted on: August 16, 2017
Tags: Grants
On a cold day in early April, a stray dog with a badly swollen leg arrived at the Animal Friends Humane Society. “After no one came to claim her, we took an x-ray and found an extreme fracture,” says Animal Friends director Meg Stephenson. read more …

A Welcome Pause for Parents

Posted on: August 14, 2017
Tags: Grants
“Research has shown that we are better dads, moms and grandparents when we take time to refill our buckets,” says Lisa McCoon, program director of Pause, an initiative of the Butler County Children and Family First Council. Pause, a respite read more …

Butler County Philanthropy Day Registration Open

Posted on: June 22, 2017
Tags: scholarship, education, Grants
Registrations are now open for Butler County Philanthropy Day, to be held Friday, November 17 at noon at the Courtyard by Marriott in Hamilton.  The keynote speaker will be Dr. Gregory Crawford, president of Miami University, with John Lomax of read more …

YPC Grants $45,000

Posted on: May 25, 2017
Tags: scholarship, education, Grants
This spring, the Youth Philanthropy Committee (YPC) of the Hamilton Community Foundation is awarding $45,320 in grants to 12 different programs that will have a significant positive impact on our community. YPC is the youth grant making arm of the Hamilton read more …

Foundation Awards Most Scholarships Ever

Posted on: May 24, 2017
Tags: scholarship, education, Grants
This spring, the Hamilton Community Foundation is awarding scholarships to 162 Hamilton area students, the largest number to receive scholarships in one year in the Foundation’s history. The total value of the scholarships is more than one million read more …

One City One Book Launched

Posted on: May 5, 2017
Tags: Grants
With financial support from the Hamilton Community Foundation, The Lane Libraries, and Hamilton's 17Strong micro-grant program, the largest community reading program is coming to Hamilton this fall for the first time. One City One Book brings book-loving read more …

Marcum Park Comes to Life this Spring

Posted on: April 5, 2017
Tags: Grants
Just as spring flowers Hamilton residents will enjoy a new, much-anticipated park. The Hamilton Parks Conservancy is putting the finishing touches on the new Marcum Park, to be dedicated Saturday, May 6 at 2 p.m. Joe and Sarah Marcum gifted $3.5 read more …

Foundation Grant a Lucky Break for Buster

Posted on: February 28, 2017
Tags: Grants
A $50,000 grant made recently from Hamilton Community Foundation to the Animal Adoption Foundation (AAF) rescue shelter will provide help for dogs and cats needing medical care. When animals need surgery, medical care, or training to overcome behavioral and read more …