You can support the causes closest to your heart without having to choose a specific charity. By directing your gift to a Focus Area, our experts and advisors will ensure your gift responds to the most relevant, pressing needs of the community — now and into the future.

Donate to Arts & Culture

Our communities are abundant with beauty, passion, expression and creativity, and your support keeps this vibrancy flourishing. Arts and culture give us ways to express ourselves and pass knowledge down through generations. Arts programs are crucial in promoting music, theatre, dance, literature, film, and more.

Donors like you can support thriving communities by starting a fund that supports our Arts and Culture Focus Area. These funds allow Vancouver Foundation’s arts and culture experts the flexibility to provide funding to the most compelling arts initiatives – strengthening BC communities for years to come.

Support the Arts

Start a Donor Advised Fund and direct your gift to the Arts & Culture Focus Area today.

Start a Fund to Support the Arts

Make a Donation

Not ready to start a fund? Make a one-time or recurring donation to this Focus Area through our online form.

Make a Donation

Focus Areas are Guided by Community Advisors

When you support a Focus Area, you join a powerful force of like-minded donors and community advisors to make a profound impact on the causes you care about. Our Focus Areas fuel our grant programs. Each program also has its own team of community advisors who are all experts in their fields. This team reviews grant applications and directs your donation to the ones.

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Funded Projects

Learn about the great work that our donors have supported through the Arts & Culture Focus Area, like these projects:

  • Preventing and Reducing Harms of Substance Use in Homeless Shelter Programs ... read more ...

  • Creating a safe, inclusive art space for Downtown East Side residents. ... read more ...

  • Kuroko Kanon Hewitt Manami Hara John Ng photo by Chris Randle

    vAct is helping Asian-Canadian artists become theatre directors and take charge ... read more ...

The Arts & Culture Focus Area has also supported the crucial work of organizations like:

DTES Neighbourhood House logo
Reconciliation Canada logo
Canadian Mental Health Association logo
Vancouver Aboriginal Health Society logo

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Many donors have more than one passion. We have nine other Focus Areas for you to choose from if you want to support more than one.