Hamilton in the Community
The College, the Village, and the Town are mutually dependent, with each reinforcing the successes of the others. Hamilton invests in the vitality of the community through direct contributions, voluntary support, and the economic impact of its students, employees, contractors, and visitors.
The Hamilton College Town-Gown Fund
Established in 2001 by two local residents, the endowed fund perpetuates the College’s ongoing support for the local community by making grants to local nonprofits and public service agencies.
Municipal Contributions Agreement (MCA)
The MCA regularizes contributions from Hamilton to the Village, Town, County, and Clinton School District to provide budget stability and predictability for all parties.
Hamilton’s Economic Impact
Hamilton’s economic impact is estimated biennially by the Center for Government Research in Rochester for the New York Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities.
The Clinton and Hamilton communities each benefit from the volunteer activity of students applying what they’ve learned in the classroom while simultaneously preparing to serve their future communities.
The town of Kirkland and village of Clinton are the Mohawk Valley recipients of a $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant from New York State. It’s part of a total state commitment of $100 million in DRI funding and investments to help communities boost their economies by transforming downtowns into vibrant neighborhoods.