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 Executive Director to discuss your proposal before completing the application form.

Grant application deadlines for 2018 and 2019 are as follows:

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

February 19th, 2018 - 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 underprivileged students, and strong community connections.


September 10th, 2018 - 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.


September 10th, 2018 - Lynda Silvester Award
“Community Collaboration for Children”

This award supports community collaborative planning and action around programs and services for families with children aged 0 - 12 across Waterloo Region. The award is to be used to support collaborative groups in developing/strengthening their capacity.



April 15th, 2019 - 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.



September 9th, 2019 – 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.

Currently Closed


For organizations interested in applying under the Children’s Initiatives, Lynda Silvester Award 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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