We harness the gifts of energy, ideas, time, and money to make meaningful and lasting impacts in BC communities.

We are BC’s Community Foundation

Vancouver Foundation grants to hundreds of charities and non-profits in BC every year. Our vision is to create healthy, vibrant, and livable communities, and we focus on supporting projects that address the root causes of important issues. Our funding comes from generous gifts from the community, as well as from managing endowment funds for people, charities, and businesses.

How We Work

Vancouver Foundation works with individuals, charities, and businesses to create endowment funds, most of which are permanent. The original capital is then invested strategically so it can continually generate an income, making your donations last a lifetime. We then use that income to support charities across BC. We also offer grants to support projects that address the root causes of important issues and help build a healthy, vibrant, and livable BC.

Community Impact

Community Impact

Addressing Homelessness

Addressing Homelessness

Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare

Arts and Culture

Arts & Culture

Children and Families

Children & Families

Education

Education

Environment

Environment

Health

Health

Social Services

Social Services

Youth

Youth

Our Focus Areas

We bring together smart community advisors with charity experience who volunteer their time to guide our funding, as well as your donations, to where it’s needed most.

We Support the Community

We address current and emerging community needs in BC. Thanks to our donors who have established thousands of endowment funds with us, we’re able to grant millions of dollars each year.

Because we offer low fees on all our endowment funds starting at 1%, charities get a leg up when they invest in their future with us. This also means donors who start funds with us will have more money to grant out to their favourite charities or causes.

We create initiatives that address under-served priorities in BC, such as investing in racialized youth and supporting women in philanthropy.