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 Health and Medicine

Healthy communities start with healthy people. Sadly, many health inequities exist in BC, and some communities are more impacted than others.

Donors like you can help solve key health issues and make healthcare more accessible by supporting charities for health. The most sustainable way to make a difference is by starting a fund that supports our Health Focus Area.

Whether through a Donor Advised Fund or a one-time donation, your gift allows focus area experts at Vancouver Foundation to direct your donation to projects that improve crucial BC health and medical issues today and for years to come.

Support Health

Start a Donor Advised Fund and direct your giving to the Health Focus Area.

Start a Fund in Support of Health

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 Health Focus Area, like these projects:

  • Reconnecting to Laxgalts'ap (Old Town)

    The Ancestral Home of the Gitga'at The Gitga’at’s traditional way ... read more ...

  • Shattering the Stigma of Trauma and Mental Illness among Chinese-Canadians Trauma ... read more ...

  • Vulnerable students react better to modern teaching methods that focus on ... read more ...

The Health Focus Area has also supported the crucial work of organizations like:

Fraser Health logo
UBC Faculty of Medicine logo

Find Another Focus Area

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.

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