Hamilton Jewish Foundation receives $64,300 grant from Ontario Trillium Foundation

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Published October 11, 2022 at 10:33 am

Hamilton Jewish Foundation receives $64,300 grant from Ontario Trillium Foundation
The Hamilton Jewish Foundation received $64,300 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to "re-imagine and adapt" the delivery of programs and services. (Hamilton Jewish Federation 2019 photo)

The Hamilton Jewish Foundation (HJF) received a $64,300 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), which the organization says will be used to “re-imagine and adapt” the delivery of programs and services to meet the needs of the community, employees, and volunteers.

Sandy Shaw, Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas MPP, presented the grant.

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“Congratulations to the Hamilton Jewish Federation on receiving the Resilient Communities Fund,” said Shaw. “For more than 80 years, HJF has served our community as a touch point for connection to a network of non-profit programs. This grant will help HJF provide more support for vulnerable community members, invest in youth and senior activities, and provide mental health counselling.”

“I commend their efforts to help build a healthy and vibrant Hamilton.”

The HJF says the grant will allow them to upgrade technology infrastructure to provide more virtual programming, provide a safe workspace through enhanced office ventilation and reconfigured office work areas, and hire the services of a consultant to lead a strategic planning process.

‘The impact of this Ontario Trillium Fund Grant cannot be overstated,” said HJF CEO Gustavo Rymberg. “The OTF Resilient Communities Fund grant will allow Hamilton Jewish Federation to prepare for change and build resiliency in our board, staff and community, and will also provide HJF with vital tools to deliver our programs in a safe, timely and inclusive manner.”

The HJF has been the organizational hub of the Jewish community for more than 80 years.

“Through our beneficiary agencies, we feed the hungry, comfort the sick, care for the elderly, educate our youth, fight against anti-Semitism, and advocate for Israel,” reads the HFT website.

The OFT, meanwhile, says its mission is to build healthy and vibrant communities across Ontario.

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