Do you want to make Oakville a better place to live, work, learn and grow? Are you ready to invest in our town’s future?

The Oakville Community Foundation helps you to give back where your community needs it most.

The Oakville Community Foundation recognizes that Oakville resides on the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, part of the Anishinaabe nation.

Oakville is covered by two treaties – Treaty #14 The Head of the Lake Treaty of 1806 and Treaty #22 the 12 Mile Creek, 16 mile Creek and the River Credit reserve treaty of 1820.

We connect people who care to causes that matter

The Oakville Community Foundation (The Foundation) is the largest charitable asset in the Town of Oakville dedicated to building community through philanthropy. In its 25th year The Foundation has distributed over $40 million to support charitable activities. To learn more about the Oakville Community Foundation and the work we do, visit our website at

Our accomplishments include:

  • Establishing Community Classroom program to fund direct arts, heritage and culture program to all Oakville publicly funded elementary students
  • Establishing over 200  family and organization funds
  • Building Oakville’s Heritage Trails, in partnership with the Town of Oakville
  • Designating endowment funds to support youth, the environment, heritage and others

“Caring about the future is what The Oakville Community Foundation does so well. When the Refugee Crisis evolved, they listened to Fundholders’ desires to do something. They determined what the community needed, and set up a new Fund that will continue to build long-term support for these new families. They made it possible for people to help as much as they could.”

-Peter and Eve Willis, Fundholders

Building more effective philanthropy

We connect people, families and companies with causes that inspire them. We pool resources, knowledge and expertise, working with others for even greater impact.  And we help donors realize their philanthropic goals by matching their interests with community needs and finding innovative ways to make every donation count.

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