Foundation awards more than $850,000 in grants

July 15, 2022

The Hamilton Community Foundation awarded $863,000 in grants at its June board meeting.  The board meets five times per year to award grants to meet the needs of the community. The strategic focus areas for all awards include health, education, community revitalization and quality of life.


“We are building a better community by making gifts to the organizations having the biggest impact on revitalization efforts in and around Hamilton,” said John Guidugli, President and CEO, Hamilton Community Foundation. “Thanks to our donors, volunteers and staff, we are leading the change to improve our community,” he added.


With the support of individual donors who establish unrestricted funds, the board of trustees review grant requests and award funds to meet community needs.  The board will review requests again in October and December.


Strategic Focus


Project Name



Boys and Girls Club of Hamilton

Support for the Club’s gym renovation project


Quality of Life

Inspiration Studios

To purchase of a van for their transportation program


Quality of Life

Hamilton Parks Conservancy

Support for the Steve Timmer Park on Gordon Smith Blvd



West Side Little League

Improvements to their facility on Eaton Avenue



Stephen T. Badin High School

Support for new athletic complex at their campus on New London Road




Great Miami Valley YMCA

Operation support for the Booker T. Washington Community Center




Building Resiliency in Youth