Our company is proud to play an important role in the projects and organizations that are helping to transform tomorrow in the Hamilton area.

BARC teamorange ArcelorMittal DofascoEach 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.