Give back to the community you cherish. Vancouver Foundation helps you give to your favourite causes by offering you flexible, informed ways to donate so that you can improve the lives of others in your community. Philanthropy is more critical than ever, and with our expertise and investment options, your dollars will have the most impact.
How to Start a Fund
We’re excited to help you make an impact. You can create a fund under your name with a gift of $10,000 (or $1,000 to start). With this fund, you can support your favourite charities or causes, honour a loved one, or create your own lasting legacy.
Benefits of a Fund With Us
We know you’re here to give back. But working with us has its benefits for you too.
Types of Funds
Donor Advised Fund
Donor Advised Funds are the most popular way to give at Vancouver Foundation. Similar to a private foundation, Donor Advised Funds allow you to establish a charitable endowment fund, receive a donation tax credit, and recommend grants over time. We provide our expertise and investment options, so you can leave a lasting impact.
Grants can be made to any registered charity or our Focus Areas. Through our Focus Areas, our community advisors will evaluate hundreds of grant applications annually on your behalf, ensuring your dollars have the most impact.
Some Donor Advised Funds have specific goals, like:
Legacy Funds are a way to start making a difference today. When you leave a gift to Vancouver Foundation in your will, you leave a lasting impact in your community once you have passed. A Legacy Fund is a “start-up” permanent endowment fund. When fully established, it can support any registered charity in Canada.
You can establish a personally named Legacy Fund with a gift of $1,000 today, and a commitment that a future gift of $9,000 or more will eventually follow through your estate.