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Women's Fund Accepting Grant Requests

Posted on: December 11, 2018
The Women’s Fund of the Hamilton Community Foundation announces May 17, 2019 as its deadline for its annual grants. In 2018, the mission statement was updated to better reflect the future of the Women's Fund. The vision is to be a leader in read more …

Accepting Scholarship Applications in December

Posted on: November 27, 2018
The Hamilton Community Foundation announces that scholarship applications for area high school seniors are available December 21, 2018.  High school seniors in the greater Hamilton area receive scholarships ranging from $500 - $5,000. Each year, the read more …

YPC Accepting Grant Applications

Posted on: October 29, 2018
The Hamilton Community Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Committee (YPC) announces that it accepting grant applications for 2019..  YPC is the youth grant making committee of the Hamilton Community Foundation, awarding grants to youth oriented read more …

Educators honored at 16th Annual Hamilton Celebrates Education event

Posted on: October 22, 2018
Now in its 16th year, a total of 17 educators were recognized at the annual Harry T. Wilks “Hamilton Celebrates Education” event this month. All 17 educators honored received a $1,000 grant from the Harry T. Wilks Fund held at the Hamilton read more …

Moser Receives Belew Legacy Award

Posted on: October 19, 2018
Every year at the Hamilton Community Foundation's Annual Meeting the David L. Belew Legacy Award is presented to an individual or family who have made significant contributions of time, talent and resources to improve the quality of life in our read more …

YPC welcomes new members at annual retreat

Posted on: August 28, 2018
Each year, the Youth Philanthropy Committee holds an annual retreat to host the new members as well as plan for their upcoming year.  This year, led by YPC president Morgan Mayer, Senior Hamilton High School, the group of 25 had the opportunity to learn read more …

Grant Applications Due September 4th

Posted on: August 17, 2018
The Hamilton Community Foundation offers five opportunities a year for local nonprofit organizations to apply for unrestricted community grants. Unrestricted grants are open to 501(c)3 organizations located in Hamilton, or providing services to read more …

YPC Awards Grant to Purchase Coats for High School Students

Posted on: July 24, 2018
Thanks to a $5000 grant from the Youth Philanthropy Committee, students will receive a warm coat this year through the Caring Closet.   Opened in 2010, the Caring Closet provides basic necessities to students in the Hamilton School read more …

HCF Board Grants Funds to support the nonprofit Women Helping Women

Posted on: July 20, 2018
With grant funding from the Hamilton Community Foundation, Women Helping Women advocates are now able to respond to all hospitals in Butler County for any survivor of sexual or domestic violence (also commonly referred to under the umbrella of gender-based read more …

Youth Philanthropy Committee Awards 2018 Grants

Posted on: May 25, 2018
Youth Philanthropy Committee grants $40,000 to local nonprofits In May, the Youth Philanthropy Committee (YPC) of the Hamilton Community Foundation awarded $40,000 in grant checks to 14 different nonprofit organizations that will have a significant positive read more …

Hamilton's 56th Anniversary of 4th of July Parade

Posted on: May 18, 2018
Hamilton is celebrating its 56th anniversary of the Fourth of July parade.  One of the largest celebrations in the area, the parade's theme is "Celebrating Hamilton's History with its 17 Strong Neighborhoods." The parade, sponsored by the Michael J. read more …

Children's Home to receive Historic Marker

Posted on: May 16, 2018
In 2019, The Children’s Home/The Father’s House will be celebrating its 150th anniversary. It was founded on North “C” Street in 1869 to house orphans from the Civil War and other children in need from Butler county.  It remained read more …

Grant to Fire Department helps purchase safety equipment

Posted on: May 14, 2018
When the Trenton Fire Department shared their need to purchase a new Rescue Chain Saw, the Hanover Life Squad fund committee granted them the funds needed. The  current saw was more than 20 years old and they were not able to find parts any longer.  read more …

More than $1 million in scholarships offered to High School Graduates

Posted on: April 30, 2018
Tags: Grants
At the scholarship reception in May, nearly 200 high school seniors will be recognized as recipients of more than $1 million in scholarship awards.  Since awarding the first scholarship in 1954, more than $13 million to more than 4,000 students. "By read more …

Michael J. Colligan History Project

Posted on: March 2, 2018
Tags: Grants
Join us April 12th as Jon Meacham, distinguished presidential historian and winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House explores what 21st century leaders can learn from our common past. His non-partisan read more …

Scholarship offered to help with student loan debt

Posted on: January 19, 2018
Tags: Grants
In January, Hamilton City Council offered their support to create a new Talent Attraction Program Scholarship or TAP Scholarship.  In an effort to bring more college graduates to the community, this scholarship will assist with paying down student loan read more …

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 …

Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications

Posted on: December 8, 2016
Tags: scholarship, education
The Hamilton Community Foundation announces that scholarship applications for area high school seniors are available December 16, 2016, by visiting the website at High school seniors in the greater Hamilton area are invited to apply read more …

Chrisholm Historic Farmstead Endowment Fund

Posted on: November 28, 2016
Tags: impact, Donor stories, history
The story of the Chrisholm Historic Farmstead is about those who came before us. “It’s a story of immigration, of families, successes, triumphs, sorrows and how we make it in this world today,” says Anne Jantzen.    In 1817, read more …

David L. Belew Legacy Award

Posted on: November 14, 2016
Tags: Donor stories, David L. Belew Award
The 2016 David L Belew Legacy Award was given Thomas B. Rentschler posthumously at the Foundation’s Annual Meeting November 8th.  Tom passed away in late October.  A lifelong Hamilton resident with deep roots in the community, Tom had a read more …

The Impact of a Community Foundation

Posted on: November 14, 2016
Tags: impact, community foundations
The community foundation field is one of the fastest growing philanthropic sectors in the United States today. Community foundations build and strengthen communities in a multitude of ways, including providing the means for a wide range of donors to create read more …

Seven Founders with One Great Idea

Posted on: November 11, 2016
Tags: 65 years, impact, community foundations, history
Through the decades, creating a more educated community, increasing economic vitality and enhancing community quality of life have has remained the Foundation’s focus. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than $100,000,000 in community grants and read more …

Introducing the Hamilton Early Learning Center

Posted on: November 10, 2016
Tags: impact, education
Sitting still, paying attention and knowing letters and numbers are essential skills for kindergarten readiness. With the opening of the Hamilton Early Learning Center August 29, up to 120 more four year olds in Hamilton will be prepared for read more …

The Hamilton Community Foundation - A Great Idea from 65 Years Ago

Posted on: November 10, 2016
Tags: 65 years, impact, community foundations, history
In the early 1950s, Hamilton’s mayor was William Beckett, city residents enjoyed several glorious parades a year and movies were shown at five theaters in town. After graduating from Hamilton High, Hamilton Catholic or Notre Dame, young people went off read more …

Harry T. Wilks Hamilton Celebrates Education

Posted on: November 7, 2016
Tags: Harry T. Wilks award
Excitement was in the air at the 14th Hamilton Celebrates Education event in October, as educators were honored and their winning grant projects were highlighted.  Thirteen teachers were nominated for the Educator of the Year award, and each was read more …

Coming together through Experience!

Posted on: September 13, 2016
Tags: impact, Donor stories
The Experience Fund was recently created at the Hamilton Community Foundation to help encourage positive experiences for the children of the Boys and Girls Club of Hamilton. Started by Hamilton residents Bret and Krista Parrish, the Experience Fund read more …

Street Spark adds McCloskey Mural

Posted on: August 17, 2016
Tags: impact

The new mural Second Street was dedicated in August, and lead artist Steve Smith spoke about it as a tribute to native Hamilton son and children's author Robert McCloskey.  The mural on B street is part of the Fitton Center for the Creative Arts' Street Spark program, and a testament to downtown's revitalization.

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Youth Philanthropy Committee grants to backpack program

Posted on: August 8, 2016
Tags: impact, Youth Philanthropy Committee
The Hamilton Community Foundation's Youth Philanthropy Committee recently made a $5,000 grant to help area families with school supplies.  The grant helped the fill  backpacks with school supplies, for he Millville Avenue Church of God's read more …

Foundation Adds Impact to BTW Community Center

Posted on: July 19, 2016
Tags: impact, employment
The Foundation granted $100,000 this year to Great Miami Valley YMCA for continued operations at the Booker T. Washington Community Center (BTW).  Nearly 100 youngsters use the BTW Center daily.  Under the professional management of the YMCA, read more …

Summer RiversEdge Concert Series

Posted on: June 2, 2016
Tags: impact, RiversEdge
Hamilton's RiversEdge Concert Series, supported by the Hamilton Community Foundation, is in full swing!  The series is sponsored in part by the Hamilton Community Foundation.  For a full concert schedule, go read more …

4th of July Parade & Celebration

Posted on: June 1, 2016
Tags: 4th of July
Hamilton's iconic 4th of July celebration is almost here!  It is sponsored the Michael J. Colligan Fund of the Hamilton Community Foundation and the 4th of July committee.  This year's theme is Celebrating Hamilton's History with the Arts. The read more …

S.D. Berry Family Fund

Posted on: June 1, 2016
Tags: Donor stories
Steve Berry, PhD, is a Chicago native who moved his family to Oxford in 1979 from Southern California. In 1988, the family moved again, this time from Oxford to Hamilton.  As he moves into retirement, Steve has time to explore what Hamilton has to offer, read more …

The Hamilton Mill Fund

Posted on: May 30, 2016
Tags: Donor stories
Hamilton Mill Director Chris Lawson sees a link between The Mill and the Community Foundation, noting that local heads of thriving industries helped contribute to the Foundation’s success at its inception.  More than sixty years later, The read more …

$1 Million in Scholarships Awarded

Posted on: May 23, 2016
Tags: scholarship, impact
The Hamilton Community Foundation is awarding $1 Million in scholarships this spring to graduating high school seniors in the greater Hamilton area. The largest single allocation of Hamilton Community Foundation funds is for scholarships to area students. read more …

Friends of the Chrisholm Fund: Preserving History

Posted on: May 20, 2016
Tags: Donor stories
The Friends of Chrisholm Historic Farmstead established an organizational endowment fund at the Foundation in 2014.  The fund was started in conjunction with the 20th Anniversary of the founding of the Friends of Chrisholm Historic Farmstead read more …

John and Lori Rehm Fund

Posted on: May 11, 2016
Tags: Donor stories
Lori Rehm’s life is about community and connection, both through both her nursing career and volunteer service. The registered nurse has worked at LifeSpan for more than 20 years, where she is a care manager working with senior citizens. Her career has read more …

Foundation Celebrates 65 years

Posted on: May 5, 2016
Tags: 65 years, impact
In 2016, the Hamilton Community Foundation is celebrating 65 years!  This translates into 65 years of listening to collaborating with the nonprofit community, and using knowledge gleaned from those efforts to help donors make their giving relevant, read more …

Bob and Pam Long Donor Advised Fund

Posted on: May 1, 2016
Tags: Donor stories
Bob and Pam Long learned about giving to others at a young age, and that lesson is practiced daily in both their professions and their lives.  Because of this shared compassion for their community, last summer summer they established the Bob and Pam read more …

Announcing: Special Tax-Free IRA Gifts

Posted on: April 11, 2016
Tags: IRA gifts
If you are 70½ or older, it is once again possible to make tax-favored charitable gifts from traditional and Roth IRA accounts. On December 18 the President signed into law legislation that retroactively extends the charitable IRA read more …

Work Starts on Marcum Park!

Posted on: April 11, 2016
Tags: Marcum Park, impact
Along with Spring flowers, Hamilton residents are noticing another recent development -- the start of work on Hamilton's new downtown park! As the weather warms, the community will witness progress, with fall as the completion goal.  Joe and Sarah read more …

Job Connector Program:  Getting Butler County to Work

Posted on: April 11, 2016
Tags: jobs, impact
A $25,000 grant from the Hamilton Community Foundation to the Butler County Regional Transit Authority (BCTRA) will help both job seekers and employers.   “We are very grateful for the grant,” says Matt Dutkevicz, executive director of read more …