Each year, we invest in non-profit community organizations and projects making a local impact in science technology engineering and math education (STEM), arts and culture, health and human services and sports and recreation. In 2015, we are proud to support 48 organizations with $1.6 million to help ensure the success of programs that are building strength in our community.
“We understand that in order for our business to be successful, we must have a successful and vibrant community,” says Sean Donnelly, President and CEO. “This relationship is symbiotic – and critical at many different levels. ArcelorMittal Dofasco is woven into the fabric of this community – for more than 100 years, the company has been an integral part of Hamilton and its prosperity.”
The annual grant program involves a rigorous application process beginning in January. The proposals are thoroughly reviewed by our Corporate Community Investment Fund committee (CCIF), which includes employee representatives from across the company. In addition, a portion of the grants are awarded through the ArcelorMittal Dofasco Endowment Fund with The Hamilton Community Foundation (HCF) – a fund that aims to support inspiring programs and services for children through access to imaginative arts, nourishment and health care.
Terry Cooke, President and CEO of the Hamilton Community Foundation, says the company’s positive impact is extensive, “ArcelorMittal Dofasco’s century of service to Hamiltonians is remarkable in so many aspects,” he continued, “The company’s charitable outreach and the engagement of its employees in understanding and meeting the needs of local citizens has created a legacy that is unparalleled in this city.”
In addition to the CCIF, our employees give generously through the Employee Donations Fund. Together, the company and its employees have invested more than $23 million in the community over the past 10 years.
“We’re grateful to the people behind the projects, organizations and institutions we are supporting,” says Sean Donnelly. “We want to thank them for the tremendous work they are doing in Hamilton. These are initiatives that enrich our children and inspire them to transform tomorrow, strengthening our community and its residents. This is our commitment – in good and in more challenging business times — we understand our responsibility as the region’s largest private employer and a member of the community.”
Organizations Supported through the 2015 Corporate Community Investment Fund grant program:
|Adult Basic Education Association||Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra|
|Affiliated Services for Children & Youth||Hamilton Victory Garden|
|Art Gallery of Burlington||Interval House of Hamilton|
|Art Gallery of Hamilton||John Howard Society|
|Centre 3||Joseph Brant Hospital|
|Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair||Kids Now|
|Bay Area Restoration Council||Lions Foundation Dog Guides|
|Bereaved Families of Ontario (Hamilton)||New Hope Community Bikes|
|Boys & Girls Club Summer Camp||Ronald McDonald House Charities Hamilton|
|Bruce Trail Conservancy||Royal Botanical Gardens|
|Cancer Assistance Program||St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation|
|Canadian Mental Health Assoc||Salvation Army|
|City Kidz Ministry||Start 2 Finish|
|CNIB||The Bridge Program: From Prison to Community|
|Dundas Valley School of Art||The Good Shepherd|
|Dundas Youth Chaplaincy||Theatre Aquarius|
|Goodwill, The Amity Group||United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton|
|Greater Hamilton Symphony (Symphony on the Bay)||VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children|
|Habitat for Humanity||VON Hamilton|
|Halton School Board||Wayside House of Hamilton|
|Hamilton Artists Inc.||Welcome Inn|
|Hamilton Conservation Foundation||Wesley Urban|
|Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation||Woodview Mental Health & Autism Services|
|Hamilton Music Collective (Instrument for Every Child)||YMCA|
Learn more about applying for a Corporate Community Investment Fund Grant.