Grants

Search or browse below to see past Field of Interest grants. You may search by recipient organization name, project name, or city. Additionally, in the sidebar you may filter the grants displayed by year, interest or grant amount.

Collingwood Neighbourhood House Society

From Prototypes to Deep Change: Embedding Creativity, Innovation and Experimentation in Renfrew Collingwood

Densification, gentrification and increasing unaffordability are leading to greater social isolation throughout Metro Vancouver. This project seeks to transform the social determinants of health in Renfrew Collingwood to improve social connectedness and resiliency for all residents and community organizations by embedding different practices, roles and policies that support creativity, experimentation and responsivity to emerging issues. Through a Lab, we will build core social infrastructure within & between community organizations and residents to move the dial on belonging and inclusion to meet the Healthy City target of ensuring residents in RC have 4 people in their networks to rely on.
$225,000.00
2018

Grunt Gallery

Blue Cabin Project

The Blue Cabin Residency Project is a pilot program around restoring and repurposing a hundred year old squatters cabin as an artists residency and heritage engagement site. Located on a floating platform in False Creek and Indian Arm, the project focuses attention to our urban histories through programming that directly addresses these histories in clear, accessible and creative means. The Blue Cabin project is dedicated to putting these marginalized histories back in the landscape. Outfitted with public digital screens, it will also be available to a wide audience through: school tours, and historical societies/organizations for lectures, tours and through artist’s activities.
$225,000.00
2018

Makeway Charitable Society

re-VALUE 3.0

There are many factors holding people in poverty, including mental and physical health issues, addiction, inadequate housing, and unemployment. People who experience these issues have barriers to traditional employment like a full-time, 9-5 job. Additionally, individuals on social assistance, like welfare, have limits to the amount they can earn before assistance is reduced or taken away. Binners’ Project is working to test ways to set binners up for success so they can be employed without losing their social assistance before they are ready. We also provide flexible and informal opportunities for work that recognize binners may not have the desire or capacity to work full-time.
$225,000.00
2021

University of Victoria

B.C. Water Leaders: consolidating a strategic core and expanding the network to advance freshwater sustainability

95% of British Columbians agree that fresh water is our most precious natural resource. Yet, freshwater issues are escalating, and the status quo approach is insufficient for today’s challenges. This project will amplify an existing network of B.C. water leaders that can help advance the legal, institutional, and social changes needed to improve freshwater sustainability. From applying expert and community-based solutions, interventions on water law/policy, supporting Indigenous capacity building, and mobilizing communities around their home waters, an expanded and strategic B.C. water leaders network will generate bottom-up and top-town action for lasting water sustainability.
$225,000.00
2018

Vancity Community Foundation

Policy Shift: Getting Beyond Status Quo on Child Poverty in BC

All BC children and youth should have the same opportunities to grow up healthy and achieve their full potential, without the extra challenges created by experiencing poverty and marginalization. In order to scale up the knowledge transfer, engagement and impact of First Call’s advocacy to reduce the incidence and impacts of child poverty, this project will build on the credibility and reach of the annual BC Child Poverty Report Card. Our strategy for scaling up means drilling down to smaller geographic areas, identifying local system change leaders and engaged youth, and empowering their advocacy with tools and training that advance policy and inclusive practices in their communities.
$225,000.00
2018