Lyle S. Hallman Foundation


Current Grants


The Lyle S. Hallman Foundation is pleased to support the following programs and projects in 2020.



Internet Connectivity for Students in Waterloo Region

The Lyle S. Hallman Foundation has partnered with Astley Family Foundation, Cowan Foundation, and Fairmount Foundation to grant a total of $225,755 to the two school boards in Waterloo Region. These grants will purchase hotspot devices and/or four months of internet access for 1,000 students in the Waterloo Region District School Board and 355 in the Waterloo Region Catholic School Board.


The Foundation's contributions are as follows:


Waterloo Education Foundation Inc. (Waterloo Region District School Board)

$51,500


Waterloo Region Catholic Schools Foundation

$24,255



Covid-19 Community Response Fund

The Lyle S. Hallman Foundation contributed $150,000 to the total pool of over $800,000 distributed to 43 charities across Waterloo Region in response to applications to the COVID-19 Community Response Fund.


Learn more about the Covid-19 Community Response Fund and other ways the Foundation is responding to the Covid-19 pandemic here.



Higher Education

St. Paul's University College

Indigenous Entrepreneurship Programming

$212,500 (2 year grant)

Developing a new model of Indigenized post-secondary business education that focuses on entrepreneurship and has the potential to significantly improve economic outcomes for Indigenous communities across the country.


University of Waterloo

Waterloo Engineering Outreach - MakerCube

$420,400 (3 year grant)

Can you imagine your child has an idea for how to solve a problem and there is a place to go to work on this? Now imagine this place comes directly to them. This is exactly what will happen with the MakerCube; a mobile Makerspace where youth collaborate, learn, explore while gaining confidence in their science, engineering and technology abilities.



Emergency Relief Grants

On April 1, 2020 the Foundation’s Board of Trustees approved five proactive, unrestricted emergency response grants to organizations working on the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic in Waterloo Region.


House of Friendship

$50,000


The Working Centre

$50,000


Food Bank of Waterloo Region

$25,000


Sanguen Health Centre

$25,000


Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank

$10,000


Contact Us

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