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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.


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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Field of Interest Grants

Since 2015, our Field of Interest Grants have focused on funding projects we described as social innovations. This spring, we’re making some changes to clarify the purpose of our funding, and to improve the application process.

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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.

Featured Research

Vancouver Foundation's 2017 Connect & Engage Report
Five years ago, our Connections and Engagement report described Metro Vancouver as a hard place to make friends, our neighbourhood connections as cordial, but weak, and a declining level of...
In spring 2017, the Fresh Voices Youth Advisory Team (YAT) and staff decided to reflect on their past and engage in an evaluation process. The evaluation included individual conversations and...
Insights and learning from The Greenest City Fund Partnership, between Vancouver Foundation and the City of Vancouver from 2012 to 2015. This report focuses on the experience of participants in the...
How do people across British Columbia feel about their communities? What are we most concerned about? What are we doing well? Where do we need to improve? These are the kinds of questions Vancouver...
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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.