We are committed to causes working to effect positive change
We prioritize causes that will impact communities for good.
At TRIO, our ultimate goal is to invest in people and ideas that will create lasting benefits for our communities.
Our Commitment to Community
Being able to give back is part of why we do what we do. It’s why we not only invest in visionaries with innovative business ideas, but in causes that we believe will have lasting community impact.
We want to help our communities thrive, and do it while building relationships and networks that will continue to grow and change our communities for the better. Here are some of our partnerships that are fostering change today.
How We Make a Difference
The Foundation seeks to create positive social impact through charitable initiatives aligned with TRIO's focus on building better communities.
TRIO Foundation Board Members:
- Mike Frapporti
- Nick Frapporti
- Sarah Palmieri
- Phil Palmieri
- Luke Paron
- Caroline Paron
More partners in change
McMaster Innovation Park
McMaster Innovation Park (MIP) is Canada’s premier research and innovation park supporting start-ups, business, and research and offering collaborative space to transform ideas from vision to commercial reality. TRIO is proud to support both MIP and many of the companies it has helped to grow.
McMaster is Canada’s most research-intensive university and a world leader in a variety of key research verticals, with campuses in Hamilton and Burlington. TRIO is a proud local supporter and investment partner in McMaster projects and initiatives.
Industry Education Council
The Industry Education Council is a key regional catalyst, bridging education, industry, and the broader community through a variety of programs and initiatives accommodating career exploration. TRIO is a proud supporter of the IEC’s mission, particularly as it relates to skills training for young people.
Paul Paletta Foundation
The Paul Paletta foundation was established in 2020. Its focus is children. Its mission is to help underprivileged youth achieve their full potential in academia or athletics with support from the foundation.
Hamilton 2030 Commonwealth Games
Hamilton100 is pursuing the return of the Commonwealth Games to the Hamilton region for its centenary in 2030, centred on creating a movement to improve communities and promote global sustainable development. TRIO shares this vision and is proud to help the Games facilitate it.
Xocial is a certified B Corp that has developed a platform that inspires, tracks, measures, and reports positive social impact. Award-winning, gamified campaigns activate employees and audiences for changemakers who are ready to use their organizations as a force for good.
Hamilton Childrens Hospice
Hamilton Pediatric Hospice, a joint venture between the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice and McMaster's Children's Hospital, is aimed at building the region's first residential palliative care and respite facility for pediatric patients and their families. TRIO is a proud supporter of that initiative.