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 BC Social Services

Everyone should have access to the things they need to feel safe, healthy, and like they belong. In reality, many people face unfair barriers. A person’s class and income levels, the colour of their skin, their culture, who they’re attracted to, their gender, their abilities, and more can mean society doesn’t give them the same opportunities to participate.

Thankfully, donors like you can increase access to social programs for these community members. When you fund charities for social services, the focus area experts at Vancouver Foundation can direct the funds where they are needed most. Let’s help create healthy, safe and supportive environments for people and their families.

Support Social Services

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

Make a Donation

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

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.

Funded Projects

Learn about the great work that our donors have supported through the Social Services Focus Area, like these projects:

The Social Services 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

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.

Contact Us

Contact our Donor Services team to answer your questions, help you make a donation, set up a fund, or support one of our Focus Areas.

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