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 info@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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Fund Name Description
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.
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.
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.

Designated
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.
Lighthouse Program for Grieving Children Fund
Donor Advised
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Rotherglen Children's REACH Foundation
Unrestricted
The Bueller Foundation
Oakville Community Foundation - Operating Fund Used to maintain the day to day operations of the Oakville Community Foundation.
Artful Journey
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.

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.
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.
Pehar Family Fund
Other Funds