The Louise Mary Whiten Memorial Fund

On December 3, 2020, Louise Mary Whiten, a wife and mother, and her dog Zack were both struck and killed by an impaired driver on their daily walk around the neighbourhood. Louise and her family had just moved to Oakville after finding their dream home and were excited about living in their new community. Louise […]

Zara Buren Memorial Foundation

While horse riding on a trail with her mother on September 21st, 2020, our fiercely brave daughter, Zara, became trapped in a marshy bog. In her struggle to save her beloved horse, Monkey, Zara tragically lost her life. After her passing, the outpouring of support and love from people around the world was astounding. Though […]

Oakville Resiliency Fund invests in Education Heroes – and supports virtual programming for Educators, Students and their Families

With the announcement of public school closures until the end of May, The Foundation is pleased to announce support to teachers, students and families to move educational supports and programming online. First, The Foundation is excited to announce the launch of “Community Classroom Online (Virtual programs),” which is now available free of charge on our […]

Leading Together – Halton Region Charity Support by your Local Community Foundations

March 31, 2020: Leading together – the Burlington Foundation, Community Foundation of Halton North and Oakville Community Foundation are working together to collaborate, share information on pressing needs, and ensure that our collective knowledge drives strategic funding to those agencies on the frontlines of COVID-19 response across Halton Region. At this unprecedented time when community […]

Involving the Family’s Next Two Generations in Philanthropy

Having dedicated decades to philanthropy, volunteerism and community involvement, Bonnie and Terry Jackson have straightforward advice for anyone who wants to get started with doing the same: set up a fund at your local community foundation. Back in 2001, the Jacksons were considering setting up a family foundation. But their financial planner suggested setting up […]

NEW Community Education Awards Hub

The Oakville Community Foundation is excited to announce the Community Education Awards Hub: a brand new online portal for post-secondary bound students to access local awards. The Awards Hub brings together over $300,000 in educational awards available to local students through the online portal. It also serves Oakville-area organizations, streamlining their efforts and providing efficient […]