Kevin McCort is President and CEO of Vancouver Foundation. With more than 30 years of service to the non-profit sector, both in Canada and around the world, he has earned a reputation as a smart, strategic leader who always puts community at the heart of his work.
Since 2013 Kevin has led Vancouver Foundation through a period of significant transformation, with a sharpened focus on donor service, community inspired grant-making, and world-class endowment management. Strong growth in new funds and assets enabled the foundation to contribute nearly $115M toward building healthy, vibrant, livable communities across BC in 2020. As the scale of Vancouver Foundation has grown Kevin has also worked to expand its impact, pioneering new initiatives and innovations that create meaningful change at a community level. Kevin has led his team in a transformation of Vancouver Foundation’s approach to community granting, focusing on supporting systems change work that address root causes of pressing social, cultural and environmental issues. In 2020, Kevin led a historic effort that granted $20M to more than 500 charities across BC as they pivoted to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. He is working to explore ways the Foundation can shift and share power in service to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Kevin has also been active at the national level. In 2019, he was appointed to the Women Deliver 2019 National Committee and also to the Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector, advising the Ministers of Women and Gender Equality, and National Revenue respectively.
Before joining Vancouver Foundation Kevin worked with some of Canada’s leading humanitarian aid organizations, including six years as President and CEO of CARE Canada. In 2013, he was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal for his leadership in promoting Canadian values of tolerance and social justice across the world. Kevin currently serves on the boards of Community Foundations of Canada, Friends of Vancouver Foundation, and the B.C. Unclaimed Property Society. He is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization — a global network for business leaders.
Kevin graduated from the University of Toronto in 1989 with a B.Sc. (Specialist/Honours). In 2005, he earned a Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University.
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