Greenest City Fund
It's not easy being green. And it's not easy becoming the world's greenest city.
It takes effort. It takes a willingness to try new things. Sometimes it even takes a bit of financial support.
Most of all, it takes the commitment and involvement of the entire community.
The City of Vancouver and Vancouver Foundation understand this, and that's why we've teamed up and contributed $2 million to create the Greenest City Fund.
Our goal is not only to help Vancouver become the greenest city by 2020 – our aim is to accomplish this dream by supporting ideas generated and implemented by the community.
We want to make it easier to be green. And, so over the next four years (2012-2015), the Greenest City Fund will support community ideas through three granting programs. Each program has its own unique requirements, application process and deadlines so be sure to check out the details.
- Generation Green Grants
Up to $100,000 per year is available to fund Vancouver
- Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants
Up to $70,000 per year is available to fund projects created by Vancouver residents that benefit their neighbourhood.
- Greenest City Community Grants
Up to $300,000 per year is available to fund Vancouver projects led by community-based charitable organizations.
The grants will support projects in the following Greenest City Action Plan target areas:
- Local Food: increasing local food supply.
- Climate and green buildings: reducing energy use.
- Green transportation: enabling active transportation.
- Zero waste: increasing composting, re-use and recycling.
- Access to nature: increasing the urban forest, creating habitat and natural spaces.
- Clean water: conserving drinking water.
- Green economy: supporting social enterprise and greening businesses.
Learn more about the City of Vancouver Greenest City 2020 Action Plan.
Another important way you can help make Vancouver the greenest city by 2020 is by donating to the Greenest City Fund. Your donation, no matter what the amount, will help expand the number of community-led green projects we can support. What’s more, your donation is tax deductible. Click here to find out more.
Generation Green Grants
letter of intent to VFJuly26
Greenest City NSG
Greenest City Community Grants