Lyle S. Hallman Foundation


Current Grants

 

The Lyle S. Hallman Foundation is pleased to support the following programs and projects in 2021.

 

 

Healthcare

Hospital Staff Wellness

Funding will support the implementation and advancements of wellness and wellbeing initiatives at each of the Region's three hospitals, including hiring dedicated resources to manage the program. Virtual and real-time mental health supports, and wellness spaces for staff breaks both inside and around the hospitals are a priority. The investment will provide a devoted funding source to help reach as many staff and physicians as possible.

 

Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation

$1,000,000

 

Grand River Hospital Foundation

$1,000,000

 

St. Mary's General Hospital Foundation

$1,000,000

 

 

Learning Relationship Project Grants

In July of 2020, the Foundation’s Board of Trustees made a commitment to address systemic equity gaps to shift conditions and strengthen impact for children and families throughout the region. Since then, the Foundation has begun taking steps to evaluate our internal processes and granting practices to move toward greater equity.

 

As part of this process, we reached out to a number of grassroots, ethnocultural-specific organizations working with children and families in Waterloo Region to learn together in what we are calling Learning Relationship Project grants. Our hope is to get to know these organizations better; to learn about challenges and promising practices they see in their work; and to support or amplify their work in any ways that we can. By working closely with these organizations, we hope to gain insight into how we can make our granting more accessible and equitable, and how we can have a greater impact on child and family wellbeing in Waterloo Region.
 

While the focus of this undertaking is to develop relationships, the associated grants are meant to recognize the value of the time and perspective of the organizations’ leaders as we spend time together. The funds are unrestricted and two years in length.

 

We are pleased to introduce the five organizations that are embarking on these new relationships with us:

 

African Family Revival Organization (AFRO) (fiscal sponsor: Canadian Aweil Youth Association)

$20,000 over 2 years

 

Anishnabeg Outreach

$50,000 over 2 years

 

Coalition of Muslim Women KW

$100,000 over 2 years

 

Muslim Women of Cambridge (fiscal sponsor: Greenway-Chaplin Community Centre)

$20,000 over 2 years

 

White Owl Native Ancestry Association (fiscal sponsor: Global Youth Volunteer Network)

$40,000 over 2 years

 

 

Community Support

Aids Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Area (ACCKWA)

Harm Reduction in Cambridge
$10,000
This grant supports the short-term continuation of harm reduction services and the multi-agency community space in Cambridge, originally supported by the Foundation in 2020. This provides the organization time to work further on securing long-term funding.

 

African Family Revival Organization (AFRO) (fiscal sponsor: Canadian Aweil Youth Association)

Black Mental Health Campaign
$181,920 over 3 years
The mental health in Black communities is a longstanding concern. Stigma around mental health is prevalent while barriers to accessing culturally relevant and appropriate mental health care exist. AFRO's Black Mental Health Campaign will promote mental health literacy, normalize the conversation about mental wellbeing and improve help-seeking behaviour among community members. The conversation about mental health will start with children and youth who will in turn be encouraged to take these conversations into the family home.

 

 

Social Impact Grants

The 2021 Social Impact Grants are proactive (no application requested) and unrestricted. Recipients were selected based on three guiding principles:

  • Mission Alignment: organizations that support young children, parents and families; work in prevention; reflect and respond to community need/aspirations; and are driven by data and learning;

  • Investing Toward Equity: organizations that serve equity-seeking groups and those disproportionately affected by the pandemic; and

  • Investing in Changemakers: organizations that have demonstrated creativity and flexibility, and are seeking to address root causes.

 

Alison Neighbourhood Community Centre

$60,000

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Waterloo Region

$100,000

 

Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank

$50,000

 

Carizon Family & Community Services

$1,000,000

 

Community Justice Initiatives

$75,000

 

Community Music School of Waterloo Region

$10,000

 

Compass Refugee Centre

$50,000

 

Counselling Collaborative of Waterloo Region

$500,000

 

Fiddlesticks Community Centre

$60,000

 

Greenway-Chaplin Community Centre

$60,000

 

Hespeler Village Neighbourhood Association

$60,000

 

House of Friendship

$250,000

 

KidsAbility Foundation

$400,000

 

Kinbridge Community Association

$150,000

 

KW Counselling Services

$300,000

 

Langs Farm Village Association

$250,000

 

Lutherwood Child and Family Foundation

$500,000

 

Marillac Place

$150,000

 

Monica Place

$25,000

 

Muslim Social Services

$100,000

 

Nutrition for Learning

$50,000

 

Our Place Family Resource & Early Years Centre

$350,000

 

Preston Heights Community Group

$60,000

 

Project Read Literacy Network

$100,000

 

rare Charitable Research Reserve

$200,000

 

Reception House Waterloo Region

$150,000

 

Sanguen Health Centre

$50,000

 

SHORE Centre

$250,000

 

Silverheights Neighbourhood Association

$60,000

 

The Working Centre

$250,000

 

THEMUSEUM

$150,000

 

Women's Crisis Services Waterloo Region

$75,000

 

Woolwich Community Health Centre

$300,000

 

YMCA of Three Rivers

$500,000

 

YWCA Cambridge

$400,000

 

YWCA Kitchener-Waterloo

$100,000

 

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