Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation provides vital funding to enable the best possible patient care. We inspire and motivate gifts that fund medical equipment and patient amenities, innovative research initiatives, essential redevelopment of clinical care spaces, and the education and training of health care providers.

As a registered charitable organization, we proudly support patients and families across south-central Ontario, and from outside the region, who receive specialized care at Hamilton Health Sciences including Hamilton General Hospital, Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre, McMaster Children’s Hospital, and St. Peter’s Hospital. The associated programs at the Regional Rehabilitation Centre, McMaster University Medical Centre and Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre are also included.

A map of the region served by Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation

Serving a region of 2.3 million people

Why do we need to raise funds?

Fundraising is an essential part of today’s health care. Our objective is to make a vital impact on health care by raising funds for equipment, research, education and renovations.

Doesn’t the government provide the funding needed?

People are often surprised to learn just how essential donors are to supporting health care. The government funds hospital salaries and other operating costs and contributes funding for capital projects. However, substantial funding gaps remain — including funding for equipment.

Donors fund 100% of the equipment used to diagnose, treat and care for patients — from replacing the most basic necessities to investing in sophisticated new technologies. Glance around any patient room or treatment area and you will see the impact of donations on patient care.

Donations also support research programs, education and training for Hamilton Health Sciences staff, and funding for renovations or redevelopment. Donors play a vital role in the health care of our community and their contributions impact patients every day.

We invite you to read our latest Donor Report here.