Grantmaking At The Foundation

The Oakville Community Foundation provides grants to registered charities for the Oakville and surrounding areas. These grants are made possible by the generous donors who have established or contributed to funds at The Foundation for the purposes of supporting charitable programs and services in our area.

Many of the grants distributed by The Foundation each year comes from Donor-Advised Funds at the recommendation of the Fund Advisor.

In addition to Donor-Advised Funds, The Foundation conducts two distinct granting programs: BeCause Oakville and Give Oakville. Each reflects our Strategic Initiatives and ensures charities have the skills, tools, and resources to respond to our community’s needs. To review the specifics of each Granting Program, click below or visit their web page.

BeCause Oakville

BeCause Oakville is The Foundation’s research-based, solution-driven, granting program where our Fundholders determine our granting priorities.

Launched in 2018, The Foundation’s first allocation of strategic funding provided over $250,000 in grants to projects focused on alternative housing and emergency shelters.  Click here to review the specific projects we’ve funded.



GIVE Oakville is The Foundation’s online general granting program aligned to our Community Priorities. Click here for complete information about this unique program