Grants to our community:
The Youth Homelessness Initiative intends to make a significant contribution to addressing youth homelessness through granting, convening and partnership activities in Metro Vancouver. The Initiative provides grants to organizations focused on increasing access to housing and support services for youth aged 16 to 24 experiencing homelessness. Youth who are homeless include those sleeping on the streets and in shelters as well as youth who are staying on a friend’s couch, squatting or living in poor or unsuitable conditions.
The Types of Projects We Support
In general, Vancouver Foundation supports growth and innovation through project-based grants for new initiatives. (See here for a full description.)
The Youth Homelessness Initiative supports:
- approaches that increase access to housing for youth experiencing homelessness in Metro Vancouver, and help youth maintain their housing.
- initiatives that involve young people in developing, implementing and evaluating the projects.
- projects that build on strategies that are proven to be effective, as well as innovative approaches with a strong chance of success that could serve as a model to others.
- projects that strengthen the community’s capacity to respond to youth homelessness and emphasize collaboration and formal partnerships with other agencies in the field.
At the present time, we are not accepting letters of intent for this initiative. More information about funding opportunities via Vancouver Foundation's Youth Homelessness Initiative will be announced in June. Please continue to check our website for updates. If you would like to be notified of these announcements, please send an email request to Natalie Ord.
Vancouver Foundation works with Advisory Committees to assess applications and to make funding recommendations. Advisory committee members with relevant expertise from across British Columbia generously volunteer their time and energy to help shape our work and to ensure that we remain in touch with the communities we serve. Lists of advisory committee members can be found here.
Vancouver Foundation Contacts
Assistant, Grants & Community Initiatives
Director, Grants & Community Initiatives
At the present time, we are not accepting letters of intent for this initiative. More information about funding via Vancouver Foundation's Youth Homelessness Initiative will be made public in June. Please continue to check our website for updates. If you would like to be notified of these announcements, please send an email request to Natalie Ord.