Donate To A Fund

Welcome to our donation page that allows you to donate (minimum $100) to any of our charitable funds online. For donations less than $100, please send to the Hamilton Community Foundation at 319 N. Third Street, Hamilton, OH 45011. Thank you for your support of our community! If you have any questions contact us at 513-863-1717 or by email kbraswell@hamiltonfoundation.org.

Donate To A Fund

Scholarship Funds
Donate William L. and Linda M. Hartford Scholarship Fund
This need-based scholarship is offered to a graduating senior from Hamilton High School, was established by Star Bank (now U.S. Bank) in honor of Bill's retirement as Vice President in the Commercial Loan Department. Bill was a banker for 35 years. Linda has served on many boards in our community and in leadership roles in P.E.O. in Hamilton, the State of Ohio and Internationally. She was honored to an Outstanding Woman of Achievement in 1999 by the Y.W.C.A. Bill served on Hamilton City Council from 1971 through 1974. He also has served in leadership positions on many local boards, including the Salvation Army, United Way, Hamilton Rotary Club, Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and the Hamilton Community Foundation. Bill was a former Trustee and past President (1980-1981) of the Foundation. Bill was a 1957 graduate of Hamilton High School, a 1961 graduate from Westminster College where he majored in business and finance and was a member of the Army ROTC. He was a member and treasurer of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He earned a MBA at Xavier University. He served two years in the Army rising to the rank of Captain, and two years in the Army Reserves. He and his wife, Linda have been married for 58 years and have three sons, Christopher, Peter and Scott and 11 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Bill passed away September 2020. Linda passed away February 2021.
Donate Justin M Asher Memorial Scholarship Fund
This one-year, scholarship was established to honor the memory of Justin Matthew Asher, who tragically passed away after a dirt bike accident on November 26, 2016 at the age of 22. From a very young age it was obvious Justin was talented with his hands since he was always taking things apart to see how it worked. There wasn't a job he wouldn't tackle or a piece of equipment he didn't want to operate. A 2013 Hamilton High School graduate, Justin was in the automotive program and later a graduate of the University of Northwestern Ohio in 2015. At the time of his death, Justin was a highly skilled concrete finisher. Justin impacted many lives in a positive way. He lit up a room with his contagious laugh and smile. He was passionate about his work and excelled at any task. He had a great love for cars, trucks and motorcycles. This need based scholarship is offered to graduating seniors at Hamilton High School who pursue a career in the trades including carpentry, automotive, welding, etc.
Designated Funds
Donate Hamilton CSX Train Station Fund
This fund was established to help cover the cost of moving the train station. Built in 1885, the train station along South Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard is a part of the city's history.
Donate Hamilton Pride Fund
The Hamilton Pride Fund was established to support the charitable activities of the committee. Hamilton, Ohio Pride celebrates diversity, love, and fellowship within the community through gatherings, support networks, and the arts. They promote unity, inclusion, and awareness of sexual and gender diversity and aim to create a sense of community for LGBTQ individuals, their families, and their allies. Hamilton PRIDE strives to create an open and safe community for all to live and express their authentic selves.
Other Funds