Lyle S. Hallman Foundation



What We Fund


Children’s Initiatives

Our goal is the healthy development of children aged 0-12 in Waterloo Region. Applications accepted from registered charities* located in and serving Waterloo Region. The Foundation gives priority to initiatives focused on primary prevention: strategies which promote children’s wellness and proactively address potential problems by providing opportunities for learning and growth. We value the important role played by parents, caregivers, schools, neighbours, and the community at large in raising healthy children. We dream of a community where every child is supported and encouraged to reach their full potential.


Children and Youth Capital

The purpose of this grant program is to provide children and youth aged 16 and under from low-income families in Waterloo Region with access to social and recreational facilities and programs. Applications accepted from charitable organizations* in Waterloo Region, for support of facilities and infrastructure in Waterloo Region.


Higher consideration will be given to capital requests which:

  • Provide facilities in areas of high need

  • Involve shared facilities and collaborative approaches

  • Feature facilities and programs with low or no fee for access/participation


Higher Education

The Foundation recognizes the importance of education and how it contributes to the overall health and well-being of individuals and the community. We support post-secondary education in Waterloo Region through grants to Conestoga College, Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Waterloo. We emphasize initiatives that improve access to higher education from under-represented groups; and those that involve community partnership.



Strong healthcare institutions are fundamental to community wellbeing. We support healthcare in Waterloo Region through grants to Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Grand River Hospital, and St. Mary's General Hospital. These investments may include buildings, equipment, training and professional development, or other programs.


Granting Pilot Projects

Past and current pilot projects: Neighbourhood Action Grants, General Operating Support, Housing.


*In certain circumstances, applications will also be accepted from local non-qualified donees working in Waterloo Region with a charitable partner.


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Smiling people on stage at multicultural fair

Smiling people on stage at multicultural fair

Contact Us

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