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 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To Donate by Credit Card please call our office. For gift of Stocks & Securities to a Fund, please contact email@example.com. 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!
|Field of Interest|
|Oakville Truth & Reconciliation Fund||Supporting Truth & Reconciliation Activities and Events in Oakville, under the guidance of the Oakville Partnership on Truth & Reconciliation|
|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 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|
|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.|
|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.The program is in it's infancy. Through a learning journey, understanding both what and how a giving collective (circle) works, those who have provided a financial commitment, and those who are interested in knowing more about how to grow a Collective, will work together to define the purpose of the Collective in 2019. With collective input, and through education and increased awareness, we will design the program with the goal of addressing the needs of women in our community.
|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. Revenue Share allocated to Endowed Vital Community Fund (LA June 2019)|
|Leah Battista Foundation||The Leah Battista Foundation was created to honour 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 projects that improve the lives of young people, through education, the arts, and health.|
|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 before and after his death in 2009. AMPed for Life has undertaken fundraising and awareness efforts for charitable organizations which sustain children and families in need or at risk.|
|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!
|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.|
|Oakville Historical Society Fund|
|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 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 Marcie Fund||After a brave struggle with cancer, Bruce’s life ended peacefully, surrounded by his family at home. Predeceased by his parents, Jaring and Bessie Timmerman, and his beloved daughter Marcia Lynn, Bruce is survived by his loving wife Sharon, daughter Kari Bullock (Ron), grandchildren Chad (Chelsea), Blair and Ashley, great-grand-children Cory and Paisley; son Derek Timmerman (Meghan), grand-son Finley; daughter Erica Timmerman; brother Don Timmerman; sister Donna Klassen, and their families. Bruce was a dignified gentleman, always supportive of his family, encouraging his children and grand-children with his lifelong example of honesty, integrity and determination. He had a keen mind, and enjoyed sharing his insights, wisdom and opinions with others, including journalists. Committed to leaving the world a better place, he generously supported various organizations and charities. The family wishes to thank the doctors, care-givers, and palliative care team that rushed to Bruce’s care in his final days. We will treasure Bruce’s memory forever, along with the gift of love he gave to each of us.|
|The Bueller Foundation|
|Oakville Community Foundation - Operating Fund||Used to maintain the day to day operations of the Oakville Community Foundation.|
|Pehar Family Fund|