Below is a partial list of Oakville Community Foundation Funds. If you do not see the Fund you are want to donate to, please contact our office at 905-844-3562 ext 302 or email sarah@ocf.org.

To Donate by Credit Card please call our office. For gift of Stocks & Securities to a Fund, please contact sarah@theocf.org. Other donations and grants can be made by mail and sent to Oakville Community Foundation.

Please note that gifts made by credit card are subject to service charges. We reserve the right to use a portion of your gift to offset these costs, resulting in a lower addition to your fund.

Thank you for your generosity!

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Community Engagement Funds
  Community Classroom
Community Classroom provides a local arts, culture & heritage experience for all 20,000+ JK & SK and Grades 1-8 students in publicly funded elementary schools- every student, every grade, every year
  Oakville Environmental Fund
Established by the Town of Oakville to support environmental initiatives and the acquisition of environmental lands within the Town.
  Oakville Resettlement Fund
Supports programs and services needed for the resettlement of refugee families in Oakville.
  Community Heroes - Phase 1 Oakville Community Resiliency Fund

The Oakville Resiliency Fund Phase 1 – Community Heroes will support charities on the front lines still operating and focused on health and wellbeing, shelter, food and support to vulnerable populations. The Foundation will cover all transaction & credit fees ensuring 100% of your donation goes to the agencies.

Join the Doctor’s Challenge!

A local Oakville Family Physician wants to Inspire and Challenge others with her personal pledge of $200,000 in support of Food Relief efforts, a gift made to the Oakville Resiliency Fund.

Who Will The Funds Support?

We will be granting in coordination with other granters and with advice from the Halton Region COVID 19 Action Table to ensure critical needs are addressed.

  Oakville Truth & Reconciliation Fund
Supporting Truth & Reconciliation Activities and Events in Oakville, under the guidance of the Oakville Partnership on Truth & Reconciliation
  The Oakville Heritage Trust Fund
The Oakville Heritage Trust Fund, created in 1997, is dedicated to the preservation, protection and celebration of Oakville's natural, built and cultural heritage resources.
  Oakville Community Foundation - Operating Fund
Used to maintain the day to day operations of the Oakville Community Foundation.
  The Vital Community Fund
Allows for funding of special projects that address Mental Health, Affordable Housing, Equity Gap and Inclusion, all identified in our Vital Signs report.
  We Love Oakville
We Love Oakville (WLO) Fund has been set up to support our local community during this State of Emergency and beyond. All Funds will be pooled with the Oakville Resiliency Fund, and will support Oakville charities that are operational and providing frontline services at this time in our community.
  Women's Giving Collective

The Women's Giving Collective, a newly established program to help bring women of all generations together through the power of community philanthropy.

  Rotherglen Children's REACH Foundation Campaign

In this unique time in our community's story, REACH looks for ways to support our school community and the community where many of us reside. When we recognize a need, we rise to the challenge and participate with such generosity; it leaves us proud and grateful to be called part of this family.

Donations today will support medical personnel at the Oakville Trafalgar hospital

Partnering with Donna Charles, of Life is Beautiful Porch Photos, she has offered her photographic talent to the Rotherglen Children's REACH Foundation's new campaign , "If You Can't Do What You Do .. Do What you Can!" to support local Oakville hospital staff due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Donna is offering a free 20 minute doorstep photography shoot to families as her way of giving back to the community and the Rotherglen Children's REACH Foundation. This is a wonderful way to celebrate Mother’s Day, to commemorate this historic moment in your family’s life with a family photo.
Agency Endowed
  Lighthouse Program for Grieving Children Fund
  Oakville Historical Society Fund
Family Fund
  AMPed for Life
The AMPed for Life Fund was created in honour of Alexander Murray Pace (AMP), our 11-year old son, grandson, brother, nephew and friend who has inspired us to undertake fundraising and awareness efforts to assist children and families in need or at risk.
  Artful Journey
Art is the core to so much in life - to education, to languages, to creative thinking - so with this fund, all financial resources will support the artistic communities as a whole in Oakville and surrounding communities.
  Budhwa Family Fund

The Budhwa Family Fund was established to provide support to those in need in two primary, but distinct, areas of focus:

1) Micro-enterprise lending for new immigrants to Canada (to help restart their careers)

2) Youth homelessness in Halton

  Cudjoe and Pendala Families Fund

In Memory of Krishnamurthy Pendala - The Cudjoe and Pendala Families Fund gratefully receives donations that will be directed to areas of need closely aligned with the Krishnamurthy's interests.

Krishnamurthy had a passion for supporting others in need - he was an adventurer, a traveller, an intellectual but most of all a family man. Your generous donation will support interests of Cudjoe and Pendala Families, which following some time to reflect on their collective interests and needs, will be identified.

  Just Be You Fund

Just Be You is a youth-led, social-recreational peer to peer support program for individuals, aged 15-25 in Ontario, living with mental health issues.

The aim of Just Be You is to increase overall mental wellness in youth through a combination of peer support and social recreational activities that encourage young people to: explore their strengths, develop self-esteem; learn wellness strategies; share insights with others in a safe space, free from judgement or stigma; meet other youth in the same community; develop friendships; and Just Be Youth!

  Katerina Fund
The Katerina Fund has the long term objective of supporting children and youth to find forever families and loving champions if they find themselves without a loving family environment. The intent of the Fund is to support their journey towards adoption, mentorship, and champions and to ultimately attain long term success on their pathway to adulthood.
  Leah Battista Foundation
The Leah Battista Foundation was created to carry on the legacy of a remarkable young woman who died tragically in 2017, at the age of 20. She had hoped to spend her life helping people in her local community and around the world. In her name, the Foundation supports programs and initiatives that improve, enrich and empower both youth and the disadvantaged.
  Mark McDermott Memorial Fund
The Mark McDermott Memorial Fund will honour Mark’s love of Georgian Bay by supporting the work of the Georgian Bay Land Trust and the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve.
  Monica Herbert Memorial Fund

The Monica Herbert Memorial Fund was created in memory of an amazing mother, Child Psychotherapist, Play Therapist, volunteer and leader.

She was drawn to help people especially autistic youth. This fund will support social impact projects and enterprises that improve the overall well-being of autistic people economically, emotionally and socially in Halton Region.

  Pehar Family Fund
  Mending the Chasm
The focus of Mending the Chasm is to directly gift to charities advancing meaningful equity, inclusion and diversity initiatives in community, and to provide an annual scholarship to one youth in the Halton District School Board and the Halton Catholic District School Board each year.
  The Bueller Foundation
  The Christopher Lockwood Fund
Christopher Lockwood was not the sort of person you easily forgot. He had a big personality that never failed to light up a room. Everyone loved Christopher, and he loved to share his passion for sports, especially basketball, with everyone. Christopher had just graduated, summa cum laude, from Northwood University and was planning to join in the family Automotive business. He was looking forward to coming home and working with his family. However, on August 22, 1999, in Midland Michigan, Christopher Jason Lockwood tragically lost his life. To ensure his name and memory would never fade, Christopher’s family started the Fund almost immediately after his passing. Now twenty years on, The Christopher Lockwood Fund, has made a meaningful impact on the lives of many and continues to create a powerful legacy in our community. Eventually, the Family hopes to establish a home for those in need in his honour, but in the meantime, they continue to help countless students with scholarships so they can pursue their dreams.
  The Graeme Moffat Memorial Fund
On May 16, 2007, Graeme Kenneth Moffat, a beloved son and brother lost his struggle with depression and died by suicide. Graeme was 100 days short of his 20th birthday.

In life, Graeme was an intelligent, witty, fun-loving and caring young man. It was important to Ken and Pearl Moffat and their three surviving children to find a tangible way to honour Graeme's memory and keep his spirit of kindness and generosity alive. And so, The Graeme Moffat Memorial Fund was established.

Primary beneficiaries of the Fund include charities which support causes that have a connection to Graeme's life. Such causes include the advancement of education, public health, economic development and poverty relief in Africa. The Fund also supports a range of mental health initiatives. The Moffat Family is very grateful for any donations made allowing continued support of these beneficiaries and commemoration of the kind and generous spirit of a truly fine young man.
  The Larmour-McLaren Family Fund
The Larmour-McLaren Family Fund was started to help organizations who, in some form, support community members who have family, friends who who themselves struggle with mental health and wellness.
  The Marcie Fund
After a brave struggle with cancer, Bruce’s life ended peacefully, surrounded by his family at home.
  Tina Triano Charitable Fund
Organization Fund
  Oakville Chamber of Commerce - John Sawyer Academic Award
The Oakville Chamber of Commerce - John Sawyer Academic Award will provide annual support to a Sheridan student.
  The Rotherglen Children's REACH Foundation

Noah will be remembered as that kid with the big brown eyes and infectious laugh. He always had the ability to make people smile. He was kind, sensitive, and he was always concerned about the well-being of others. He loved fashion and thrift shopping. He was so creative. However, he had very questionable taste in music. He loved expressing himself in different ways and he wasn’t afraid to take risks. He was a fan of tattoos and even gave himself, and others, a few. He loved to experience new things. Noah would often say that life was all about experiences, good or bad.

There are so many people who have surrounded us with love and support. He was so loved.

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