Lyle S. Hallman Foundation

Current Grants


The Lyle S. Hallman Foundation is pleased to support the following programs and projects in 2023.



Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation

Spotlight MRI: Raising $5 Million to bring a new MRI to Cambridge Memorial Hospital to help meet the increasing need for MRI scans close to home.


Diagnostic Imaging (DI) is core to patient care. Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation is raising $5 Million for a new MRI to better serve their patients and community and maintain their strong expanding DI services. A new MRI will improve clarity for accurate diagnosis to begin treatments sooner; reduce wait times; ensure local access; and attract and retain bright medical minds to our community.


Grand River Hospital Foundation

Cancer Care for the Future - Right Here at Home


Developing a local Stem Cell Transplant Program at Grand River Hospital will bring leading edge cancer treatment to our community, allowing world class, critically needed care close to the comforts of home and reducing financial burden for patients.


St. Mary's General Hospital Foundation

Fostering physician wellness to combat burnout and increase quality patient care, safety, and outcomes.


As a result of the pandemic, physicians are suffering from unprecedented levels of burnout which has been described as a public health crisis. Through a comprehensive wellness strategy that targets several interventions identified by the Ontario Medical Association (2021), St. Mary's General Hospital will provide institutional supports for physician wellness with the goal of decreasing burnout and increasing quality patient care and safety.



Children and Youth Capital

All Saints Anglican Church

The All Saints Community Centre


All Saints Community Centre will provide access to inclusive recreational activities for children and youth from low income and equity deserving families in North Waterloo. The community centre will be a state-of-the art, accessible facility, featuring a gym and multi-sport equipment, enabling a wide range of programs and activities.


Breslau and District Recreation Centre

Breslau Grand Splash Park


Improving community space by constructing a public use splash park that will serve all residents of Breslau and surrounding area.


KidsAbility Foundation

Kitchener Relocation and Expansion – building brighter futures for kids in our community


KidsAbility is moving their Kitchener location to a larger more accessible space to better serve their families and partners. More centralized services to Kitchener families will provide a seamless, integrated program experience. The new space will be flexible to change with the ever-shifting needs of KidsAbility’s families.


Porchlight Counselling and Addiction Services

Creating Children's Counselling Space in Cambridge


While Porchlight Counselling and Addiction Services has continued to grow and develop their supports to meet growing community need, their facilities have not kept pace. This grant will support Porchlight to find a new home for their counselling services, including new and expanded children's counselling spaces.


Preston Heights Community Group

PHCG/LSHF Capital Improvement


Preston Heights Community Group has been present and growing in their community since 1986. Needed capital improvements to their centre space will allow them to continue investing in youth over the short and long term, by providing additional programming and development opportunities that have traditionally not been possible in the neighbourhood.


rare Charitable Research Reserve

Education pond and inclusive washrooms for Every Child Outdoors


The project supports the installation of an educational pond and several other important facility and storage upgrades. The washrooms at the ECO Centre will be made transgender-inclusive, and rare will install a transgender-inclusive pit toilet on the south side trail network in Blair to make this area accessible to young children from JK to Grade 2.



THEMUSEUM Science at Play Stage


THEMUSEUM is adding a dedicated science education presentation space, the Science At Play stage, to its third floor. The stage is designed to facilitate high-quality, interpreter-led education programs and demonstrations for children K-12 in school groups and young families, enriching their learning opportunities.


Women's Crisis Services of Waterloo Region (WCSWR)

Creating a family friendly outdoor space where women and children can heal and grow.


Transforming the outdoors at Aspen Place into a welcoming communal area for families to heal and grow. Creating outdoor therapeutic space for children to have structured/ unstructured play-based learning and family recreational time. A community garden will provide residents with staff led horticulture therapeutic programing and additional food for families.


Woolwich Community Health Centre

Wellesley Township Youth Centre - All Wheels Park


The Wellesley Township “All Wheels Park” is a place for local children and youth to have fun and participate in a variety of activities. It is designed to overcome physical and economic barriers in accessing recreation. It is also a safe place for youth to gather and be themselves.


YWCA Kitchener-Waterloo

Play ground for block line supportive housing

Up to $50,000

YWKW has built two new supportive housing projects on Block Line Road. The buildings opened for families in April 2023. This grant will fund the building of a play ground for the children.



Housing Grants

For more information about the Foundation's Housing Grants, please visit the Pilot Projects page.


Indwell Community Homes

St. Mark’s Place Supportive Housing


A conversion of the former St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Kitchener, St. Mark’s Place will include 43 supportive affordable apartments; a mixture of studio and one-bedroom units. A full kitchen and community space will also be included to allow for tenant programming and support.



Community Support Grants

Strong Start Charitable Organization

General Operating Support

$2,000,000 over two years

Strong Start® is a community project started in 2001 to help ensure that all children learn to read through its Letters, Sounds and Words program. They also offer Get Ready for School and Baby Connections. The grant will assist Strong Start® to develop a sustainable organization and diverse funding base amidst a period of considerable growth.


Ontario Nonprofit Network

Core Support

$100,000 over two years

The Ontario Nonprofit Network is the independent network for the 58,000 nonprofits in Ontario, focused on policy, advocacy, and services to strengthen Ontario’s nonprofit sector as a key pillar of our society and economy.


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