FEBRUARY 28, 2014
Faces light up when kids talk about Camp McGovern
Kathy Schenk is able to send her daughters Kelsey Sharpe and Kylie Sharpe to summer camp with help from the Kids to Camp fund. READ MORE
OCTOBER 9, 2013
A Playground without equipment
Coronation Public School in Cambridge is the first school in Waterloo Region to have a learning grounds space. Made of natural materials such as stone, wood logs, trees and sand, the outdoor space resembles a playground without the equipment. READ MORE
Laurier celebrates its generous donors Communications, Public Affairs & Marketing
The Lyle S. Hallman Foundation was deeply honoured to be recognized with a 2012 Laurier Society Philanthropy Award from Wilfrid Laurier University. The awards recognize exceptional generousity and a commitment to Laurier’s goals and values. Read More
The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program
The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program increases opportunities for men and women, inside and outside of prison, to have transformative learning experiences that emphasize collaboration and dialogue, inviting participants to take leadership in addressing crime, justice, and other issues of social concern. READ MORE
JUNE 5, 2012
Second stage of ‘Strengthening Our Community’ media campaign for healthy child development launches in June.
KW Counselling Services’ campaign puts focus on four critical actions adults can take to help children thrive
Kitchener - Today, KW Counselling Services will roll out the second stage of their ‘Strengthening Our Community’ media campaign. The campaign focuses on four critical actions parents and care givers can take to help children thrive, and is funded by The Lyle S. Hallman Foundation. READ MORE
Baby Connections promotes the importance of early literacy.
Baby Connections is a not-for-profit community program which promotes the importance of early literacy. Research shows that literacy is a key determinant of health, has a great impact on academic performance, and contributes to stronger families and communities. READ MORE
APRIL 02, 2012. Johanna Weidner, Record staff
Autism group guides parents to support and services
WATERLOO REGION — Families faced with an autism diagnosis or even the possibility can soon become lost between the many places offering support and services. READ MORE
The Community Forward Fund and Lyle S. Hallman Foundation announce collaboration
Combining financial know-how with local experience is crucial
The Lyle S. Hallman Foundation (LSHF) and the Community Forward Fund (CFF) will be working together to increase financing options for the charitable sector. The Lyle S. Hallman Foundation’s board of trustees has expressed interest in committing $2 million in capital to provide loans for nonprofits and charities in Waterloo Region. The Community Forward Fund is a new initiative that brings extensive expertise in loan application reviews, due diligence and financial coaching services.
LSHF Executive Director Laura Manning states, “The Community Forward Fund’s focus on regional partners was an important element in our decision to get involved. We know that organizations in this area are innovative and entrepreneurial. They should have access to a full range of financing options in order to meet current and future challenges, and be able to achieve their goals. CFF offers not only loan services, but also financial coaching and a deep understanding of nonprofits. This made them an excellent fit for us. ”
Because loans historically are not easily accessible to a large portion of the nonprofit and charitable sectors, LSHF, in partnership with CFF and the Kitchener-Waterloo Community Foundation, recently conducted a survey of local organizations to gauge their interest in loans. The return rate itself was amazing, with more than 50 organizations responding. The organizations clearly indicated an interest in financing and financial education. As a result, The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation, the Lyle S. Hallman Foundation and CFF held an education workshop in early October that filled up to full capacity within days. CFF is looking forward to following up with interested participants and with other organizations that would like to participate.
CFF President and CEO Nora Sobolov adds, “We are pleased to see the response to our workshop and inspired by the incredible stories of nonprofit resilience and the great management and staff attending. We look forward to working with the Lyle S. Hallman Foundation in making financing and services available in the Region of Waterloo.”