Community Education Awards Hub reopens with new educational awards, $330K available

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oakville, Ont., February 9, 2022 – The Oakville Community Foundation’s Community Education Awards Hub, in its 3rd year, is now open for applications with $330,000 available in education awards, scholarships and bursaries.  The Awards Hub is a one-stop, free, online source to help local students access dozens of scholarships, bursaries and awards […]

OTF helps Oakville Community Foundation’s Community Classroom move online

Oakville, ON – In 2018, the Oakville Community Foundation received a three-year, $222,100 Grow grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) to expand its Community Classroom program, which provides free local arts, culture and heritage programming to students in publicly-funded schools. With the support of this grant, the Oakville Community Foundation relaunched Community Classroom Online […]

Oakville Community Foundation’s GIVEOakville campaign funds $575,000 for local charities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oakville, Ont., January 19, 2022 – The Oakville Community Foundation’s GIVEOakville campaign funded just over $575,000 to support local charities in the Oakville and Halton area. GIVEOakville supported grant requests from 55 local charities in Oakville’s only online crowd-funding campaign. Just over $425,000 was raised from The Foundation’s Fundholders and public donations. […]

Oakville Community Foundation’s Community Classroom Online has new interactive videos and programs from Community Partners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oakville, Ont., January 10, 2022 – The Oakville Community Foundation’s Community Classroom Online has reopened for 2022 and features new interactive videos for elementary and secondary students plus NEW live-streamed events. The goal is to ensure students continue to have access to local arts, culture, heritage and environmental programming free of charge […]

Family and Philanthropy: You can support both!

It’s important to be able to support your family as well as support the charitable causes that you’re passionate about. It’s a myth that you can’t do both! Did you know that according to a recent report on the transfer of wealth in Canada, a majority of Canadians surveyed indicate they want to be able […]

#WeekendReads – GIVEOakville: A Deep Dive Into Causes

Welcome back to the #WeekendReads series! On Fridays the Oakville Community Foundation will share reports, data and information to help you stay informed when it comes to the community, the charitable sector and more. Click here for previous installments. GIVEOakville is Oakville’s only online crowdfunding campaign to help local charities in the Oakville and Halton area. […]

10 Reasons to Give With GIVEOakville

Have you explored the GIVEOakville campaign yet?  GIVEOakville is Oakville’s ONLY online crowdfunding campaign that features dozens of local charities that need your help this holiday season to reach their goals. The Oakville Community Foundation organizes this campaign as part of their role as a hub for community knowledge and to offer donors in Oakville […]

Oakville Community Foundation Announces New DEI-Focused Funding

By: Rob V. Budhwa, Board Member and Chair, Governance and Nominating Committee The Oakville Community Foundation has made it a priority to reduce inequalities in both our operations and in our community. To this end, we have embarked on a number of initiatives and operational changes to become more inclusive and supportive of diverse populations. […]

Oakville Community Foundations launches GIVEOakville campaign, redesigned platform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oakville, Ont., November 15, 2021 – The Oakville Community Foundation has launched the GIVEOakville campaign, running from November 15 until December 13, 2021, with a new redesigned platform. GIVEOakville is a holiday-giving campaign that features dozens of charities in the Oakville and Halton area. Charities request up to $25,000 to support their […]