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Grants

Vancouver Foundation Community Grants support thousands of projects every year to help build healthy, vibrant, and livable communities across BC.

Take a look at our 'Featured Grants' to learn more about the kinds of projects we fund, and see below to explore the funding available through our Grant Programs.

Featured Grants

Burrard Marina Field House

A collaborative art project bringing artists and the community together to address social issues.

WePress

Providing marginalized Vancouver residents with access to emerging creative technologies.

Out In Schools

Ground-up advocacy to create welcoming and inclusive schools for LGBT2Q+ students.

Bird Aware Cat Care

Cats are adorable, but left free to roam are responsible for millions of bird deaths in Canada each year.
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Our Grant Programs

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Systems Change Grants

Grants from $20,000 to $300,000 for charities and other qualified donees with projects that take action to address the root causes of pressing social, environmental or cultural issues in BC.

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Participatory Action Research Grants

Grants from $20,000 to $300,000 to support research that is co-led by community members and researchers to learn more about the root causes of pressing issues impacting the health of communities.

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Youth Engagement Grants

Grants of approximately $20,000 to $50,000 for charities and other qualified donees with projects that increase racial equity by bringing together and empowering Indigenous, immigrant, and refugee youth.

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Neighbourhood Small Grants

Grants of up to $500 for individuals with ideas to help connect and engage residents in their neighbourhood. Because small is beautiful. And small things can have a big impact.

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DTES Small Arts Grants

Grants of up to $1,000 for artists who live or work in the downtown east side. Show your connections to the downtown east side, and take your art to the next level.

Grants Guided by Research

We make sure the projects we fund address pressing issues in BC through community dialogues, independent research, youth engagement activities, and our relationships with donors, charities, and other organizations.

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Our Commitment

Vancouver Foundation believes in fair and transparent processes, and being accountable for our actions.

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Grant Search

Search a directory of all the projects we’ve funded in recent years through our Community Grants.