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 Support BC Youth

Youth are our future. Unfortunately, not all young people have the same opportunities. Young people also often have difficulty being accepted and valued as contributing members of society. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Donors like you can help BC youth get a strong start in life by creating a fund or making a donation that supports our Youth Focus Area to support generations of youth for years to come.

Through your generosity, the focus area experts at Vancouver Foundation can direct your gift to charities for youth. These charities empower BC youth to actively participate in their communities, creating a more just and equitable future.

Support Youth

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

Start a Fund to Support Youth

Make a Donation

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

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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 Youth Focus Area, like these projects:

  • Qwu'yum'aat Elliott sits while Savannah Wells stands on a platform in a field posing, both portrayed as illustrious and vibrant.

    At the LEVEL Youth Policy Program, youth learn to shape policy ... read more ...

  • Copies of Sticky Rice's Lunar New Year zine spread out on a table ready to be cut to size.

    When members of Sticky Rice Collective realized there was no space ... read more ...

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

ISS of BC
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Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre 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.

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