Let us help you decide the best cause for your gift by donating to a Focus Area.

Why Give to a Focus Area

Want to get involved, but not sure which charities to support? Check out our Focus Area options, and let our community advisors direct your donation where it’s needed most.

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Did you know that through a Donor Advised Fund at Vancouver Foundation, you can support an area of interest without having to select a particular charity?

Here’s how it works: every year, we receive applications from organizations doing good work in the following Focus Areas. We bring together smart community advisors with charity experience who volunteer their time to review grant applications and help us choose the very best.

This process gives you confidence that the right people are directing your gift to the best places. With reviews happening every year, you can be sure that your generosity is responding to the changing needs of the community.

If you want to be a part of ensuring our communities get the support they need, we can help you make it happen.

Give to the Community Impact Fund

Trust our community advisors to support evolving community needs.

When you support the Community Impact Fund, you’re empowering us to respond to the community’s wide variety of social, cultural, educational, and environmental needs – now and into the future.

Our Focus Areas

You can support any of our 10 Focus Areas:

Community Impact

Community Impact

Support a wide range of community needs as they emerge – now and into the future.

Addressing Homelessness

Addressing Homelessness

Support unhoused people by addressing the many root causes of homelessness.

Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare

Protect all animals through research, education, and care.

Arts and Culture

Arts & Culture

Help community projects in visual arts, music, theatre, dance, literature, film, and more.

Children and Families

Children & Families

Improve the well-being of children and families in your community.



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