Charities/Grantmaking Organizations

Organizations that solicit contributions, endowments and other financial support from public and private sources which are used directly by the organization to provide human services for eligible residents of the community or which are utilized to provide the total or supplementary financial support for human service programs of community agencies and organizations. Also included are governmental and quasi-governmental entities that manage the allocation of public monies to public and private human service providers.



Provides grants up to $5000 to support basic needs including:

  • clothing and footwear
  • food and basic household needs
  • medical needs
  • personal development and recreation

Online website for Ceridian Cares, which outlines all eligibility criteria, application requirements, and the approval process.

A registered charity which provides support for those with debt and employment issues. The organization works with local churches.

A registered charity affiliated with Ceridian, payroll software, that provides grants (up to $5000) to support basic needs.

Canadian Mental Health Association Hamilton Office. Serving Hamilton, Ancaster, Dundas, Flamborough, Glanbrook and Stoney Creek.

Emergency or crisis services not provided.  For access to emergency or crisis services, contact COAST Hamilton, ConnexOntario, or Crisis Services Canada. 

A non-profit community mental health agency which provides services to adults with serious mental illness.  Promotes mental health through outreach, social action, advocacy, education and research.

Emergency or crisis services not provided. 

The Conserver Society is an independent non-partisan advocacy group that does project work related to cleaning in the environment in and around Hamilton, offering projects, partnerships, funds, and awards. Please consult their website for the most up to date information. 

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