FAQ

Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions page. Please use the drop down menus to explore the answers to many commonly asked questions. 

If you do not see the answer to your question, we encourage you to connect with us at 604.688.2204 or by writing to us at donations@vancouverfoundation.ca

Are there any limits to online donations?

Can I access my fund online?

Can I name a successor fund advisor to my fund?

Can I use the Publications I download from your website?

Can my Vancouver Foundation fund grant to charities outside of metro Vancouver?

Can our agency still apply for a grant if Vancouver Foundation manages our agency endowment fund?

Does the $25 minimum gift for tax receipts apply to recurring donations?

How can I donate to Vancouver Foundation? Is there a minimum donation amount?

How can I tell you about a grant I want to make?

How do I learn about charities’ priorities in my community?

How do I send an eCard?

How do I update my email address or other information after I have made my donation?

I didn’t receive my confirmation email or eTax receipt. What should I do?

I do not have an email address. Can I still donate?

I have a client who is interested in making a gift to Vancouver Foundation. Who should I talk to?

I made a mistake and need to change or cancel my donation. What do I do?

I want to remember Vancouver Foundation in my will. What should I do?

I would like to get involved? Who do I contact?

I would like to interview a Donor or Grantee who works with you - who do I contact?

I would like to interview someone about a Program that you run - who do I contact?

Is it safe/secure to donate online?

I’m interested in doing some fundraising for my fund at Vancouver Foundation. Are there any guidelines?

I’m interested in starting a Fund, what are my next steps?

My credit card expires this year. Can I still set up a recurring donation?

On what date each month/quarter are my recurring donations processed? Can I change it?

What amount can I expect to disburse in grants each year from my endowment fund?

What are my giving options?

What are Vancouver Foundation's fees?

What if I want to make a donation on behalf of someone else?

What investment managers does Vancouver Foundation use?

What is a charitable agency fund and who can establish one?

What is a giving circle?

What is the minimum amount required to start a fund?

What is the tax advantage for giving a gift of publicly-traded securities to Vancouver Foundation?

What name will appear on my eTax Receipt?

What type of assets can I use to start a fund?

When are eTax Receipts issued for recurring donations?

When are eTax Receipts issued?

When would I send an eCard?

Where can I find sample will clause wording?

Why can I not complete my eCard?

Will I receive a tax receipt for my donation?