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Oakville Community Foundation

Contact Information
Office Phone 905-844-3562
Fax 905-845-1395
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Primary Contact Sarah McPherson, Director, Philanthropy and Communications; Phone: 905-844-3562 ext 302; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Sarah McPherson
Agency Information
Description (Agency) A registered charity that receives and pools charitable gifts into permanent income-earning endowments that benefit and strengthen the community at large. Grant making is committed to improving the well-being of the community and the Foundation works with donors to meet their philanthropic goals.
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1994
Primary Executive Wendy Rinella, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 905-844-3562; Email:
Funding Donations
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) The Foundation uses evidence based research to continuously assess and focus to understand Oakville’s areas of greatest need, in order to inform grant making efforts 
* also involved in Direct Community Programs, Strategic Grants and Program Related Investing 
Charitable Endowment Funds 
* helps individuals, families, companies and other organizations to set up 
* each year, grants are issued from these endowment funds, and are directed to charities supporting the areas of arts & culture, education, environment, health & well-being, social services and youth leadership 
* grants given to those organizations making the greatest impact in our community 
Direct Community Programs 
* Community Classroom, a free curriculum based programming targeting 22,000 students from junior kindergarten to Grade 8 for arts, culture, environment and heritage 
* Youth Philanthropy, a program designed to introduce secondary school students to philanthropy 
* Belong Oakville, a one day free open doors initiative, based on Belonging research conducted in 2017 
Strategic Grants 
* BeCause Oakville, The Foundation’s research-based, solution driven granting program allowing for larger grants and longer-term commitments to the Halton Children’s Aid Society and Home Suite Hope  
Program Related Investing 
* to amplify the strategic research and programming directions of The Foundation specifically Vital Signs (Equity Gap, Housing, Inclusion and Mental Health), Belonging, BeCause initiatives, Youth Initiatives, Community Funds (Environment, Heritage, Truth & Reconciliation, etc) or other priorities set by the Board 
Halton Granter’s Roundtable 
* a network of organizations that provide financial support for charitable causes within the Halton region 
* created to identify ways to collaborate, address priority needs in the community and create a more substantive impact to benefit local charities and the people they serve
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Oakville
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call for information on how to donate funds
Languages English
Fees None
Site Information
Located In Community Oakville
Address & Map
410 North Service Rd E, Suite 200
Oakville, ON L6H 5R2
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Intersection North Service Rd E and Iroquois Shore Rd
Physical Access Not Accessible
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Program Development Funds ; Public Foundations

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