Lyle S. Hallman Foundation

Apply Online

All grant applications must be completed using our online application forms.

Start by clicking on the appropriate link for the program you wish to apply to for funding. The link will take you to the login page where you will be asked to sign in, if you are a returning applicant, or create a new account. Your account allows you to access your saved and submitted applications at any time. “Your Account

Each grant application form is divided into 5 sections:

A) Introduction: some practicalities in completing the online application form

B) Organization Contact Information: executive and primary contact info

C) Organization Profile: i.e. primary activities, people served, major sources of income

D) Proposal Description: i.e. project overview, rationale, requested amount, timeline

E) Attachments: required documents are listed and uploaded here

Please make sure all fields are filled out in full and all supporting documentation has been included before submitting your application.

The Lyle S. Hallman Foundation thanks you for your grant application and for your contributions toward strengthening our community. We sincerely appreciate the time your organization has invested in submitting an application; unfortunately, not all requests can be funded.

Applications & Deadlines

Please contact the Foundation's Manager of Grants & Community Investment to discuss your proposal before completing the application form.
Grant application deadlines for 2020 and 2021 are as follows:

NOTE: If you have already opened and saved an application, please go to "Your Account" to access your saved form

February 16th, 2020 - Higher Education

This program is open to Conestoga College, Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo. Preference is given to projects focused on child and youth development, increasing access to higher education for under-represented students, and strong community connections.


2020 - Children’s Initiatives

This program supports projects aimed at healthy child development for children aged 0 – 12 in Waterloo Region.  Prevention and early-intervention strategies are given preference.

The Children's Initiatives grant envelope for 2020 has been replaced by proactive, unrestricted grants to current and recent grant partners and the "Support the pivot" competitive envelope below. For more information about the Foundation's granting framework for the remainder of 2020 please visit our Covid-19 page.


September 9th, 2020 - "Support the pivot"

This fall, the Lyle S. Hallman Foundation will hold a one-time competitive granting envelope focused on “supporting the pivot”; helping organizations to adapt and rethink for the interim time frame. Applications will be open to child, youth and family-serving organizations in Waterloo Region. More information can be found on our Covid-19 page and in this FAQ guide.


April 18th, 2021 - Children & Youth Capital

This program supports capital projects that increase access to recreation and character-building activities for children and youth aged 0 – 16 from low-income families in Waterloo Region.

The Children & Youth Capital grant envelope for 2021 has been cancelled. Alternative granting plans that take into consideration the context of the pandemic are in development and will be announced on our Covid-19 page and through our newsletter.


September 12th, 2021 – Healthcare

This program is open to Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Grand River Hospital and St. Mary’s General Hospital.  Grants may be given for capital needs, program development and training and professional development.


For organizations interested in applying under the Children’s Initiatives and Child & Youth Capital grant programs, there will be a series of information sessions held in advance of the application deadline. All potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend.


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