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.
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. Since he joined in 2013, strong growth in new funds and assets enabled the foundation to contribute over $650 million to towards building healthy, vibrant, equitable and inclusive communities across BC.
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. The Foundation is committed to further shifting and sharing power in service to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
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. He co-founded The Humanitarian Coalition in 2005 and currently serves on the boards of Friends of Vancouver Foundation and the B.C. Unclaimed Property Society. He is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and is a member of the federal Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector, advising the Minister of National Revenue and the Canada Revenue Agency.
Kevin graduated from the University of Toronto in 1989 with a B.Sc. (Specialist/Honours), and an MBA from Queen’s University in 2005. In 2013, he was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal and is currently working towards his ICD.D designation.