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.

Lions Gate Sinfonia

Sinfonia's World

The concert Sinfonia’s World invites the audience to be delighted by poetry and music of many cultures that are part of Canada: Persian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Czech, Romanian, First Nations, East Indian, and many more. It will also feature a very special piece: Common Harmony, created by students of Handsworth School, under the guidance of composers and mentoring musicians. The piece addresses language barriers, cultural differences, lack of cross-cultural communication and intolerance.
$10,000.00
2010

Lookout Society

Cycleback

To establish a bike repair/refurbishment shop that would would provide a range of educational certificates. Student trainees would include formerly homeless people who currently reside in transitional housing, mental health housing and shelters. Students would learn the skills necessary to work as a bicycle assembler or bicycle mechanic. A bicycle repair shop would be added to the classroom to provide experience in bicycle maintenance and repair and introduce students to the basics of business management and customer service.
$49,000.00
2010

Lu'ma Native Housing Society

Community Voice Mail

Community Voice Mail is a simple solution to a complex problem – how to help people in crisis stay connected. This project provides a reliable telephone number to hundreds of Vancouver’s most vulnerable citizens. Some have used their phone number to obtain healthcare and social services; others to secure housing and employment. Many include connecting with family/children as a goal when signing-up. Some clients have used their number to provide stability while fleeing domestic abuse. Most clients are either homeless or in transitional housing. Now hundreds of our city's most vulnerable citizens are connected. Some have used their number to obtain healthcare and social services, others to secure housing and employment. Many include, connecting with family/children; as a goal when signing-up; can you even imagine the value of this? 13% have used their number to provide stability while fleeing domestic abuse. 85% are either homeless, in transitional housing or a shelter. 6% are at risk of homelessness. Averge monthly income for ALL is $676 while 9% report no financial resources whatsoever.
$25,000.00
2010

McCreary Centre Society

Promoting the healthy development of youth through sports involvement

Since 1992, McCreary Centre Society has conducted the Adolescent Health Survey, which provides current and comprehensive data on health of BC youth. The Society believes a study on sports involvement would greatly contribute to the health and well-being of BC youth. They would conduct an in-depth analysis of sports participation using 2008 Adolescent Health Survey data. Then, the Society would use the results to deliver workshops that give youth the opportunity to discuss ways to improve youth health in their communities.
$25,000.00
2010

MCSEEDS for People with Barriers Society

Customized Employment Services for At Risk Youth

Farm Worker Training Curriculum Development Project
$22,118.00
2010

Multi-Lingual Orientation Service Association for Immigrant Communities

Can You Dig It: Immigrants and Refugees Engagement Project

Can You Dig It helps immigrants and refugees break down isolation by building a community garden on East 8th Avenue at Commercial Drive. The project will facilitate connections between immigrants and local community people, with the goal of social and economic integration. Over two years, this project will sponsor gardening training sessions; recruit newcomer volunteers to meet with neighbours and invite them to participate; and invite 240 newcomer families to establish and maintain a produce garden at their homes.
$50,000.00
2010

Multifaith Action Society of B.C. (MAS)

Be The Change Student Initiative

Multifaith Action Society (MAS) is working collaboratively with Be The Change Earth Alliance (BTCEA) to bring the Student Initiative to secondary schools in Vancouver. Developed by teachers, students, and social scientists working with professionals in eco-psychology, facilitation & team building, it offers powerful experiential education about leadership & sustainability. Students enjoy a 4-part program: 1) interactive video-enriched assembly that motivates students to bring a sustainable focus to clubs/classrooms; 2) leadership training that teaches small group process & how to use the “Action Guide”, 3) facilitation workshops for university students to mentor high-school 'Action Circles', 4) 'Action Circles' where secondary students become leaders and support each other to make sustainable choices at home, school, & in community. This January we have a unique opportunity to work with 270 students & 4 Planning 10 teachers at Vancouver Tech Secondary to integrate the Action Circle program into core curriculum and create a teacher’s manual to make it accessible to other teachers.
$10,000.00
2010

Nature Conservancy of Canada

Blue Carbon: Creating a Climate Change Solution

The role played by marine ecosystems in carbon sequestration (blue carbon) has been largely overlooked in the study of climate change. Currently, on average, between 2-7% of blue carbon sinks are lost annually worldwide. Coastal areas in BC are under ever-increasing pressure from human use. This project will begin to create an institutional body of knowledge about how much carbon is being sequestered in coastal ecosystems, with an emphasis on eel grass and estuary ecosystems.
$10,000.00
2010

Nechako Valley Community Services Society

Nechako Valley Local Foods

Nechako Valley Local Foods
$23,424.00
2010

Nelson CARES Society

Earth Matters ECO Store Year 3

Earth Matters ECO Store Year 3
$49,650.00
2010

New Orchestra Workshop Society

Game Theory

Inspired by their recent work with composer Stefan Smulovitz in L.E.D. by the Light, this new evening concert, Game Theory, will deepen their exploration of technological improvisation games and offer newly composed pieces by two master improviser/composers, George Lewis and Diane Labrosse. Orkestra Futura will be joined by special guest trombonist George Lewis, by local conductors in person, and by remote conductors via the Internet.
$15,000.00
2010

Newton Advocacy Group Society

The Surrey Rent Bank (SRB)

A Rent Bank is a homelessness prevention program that provides low-interest loans (max $1,600) to low-income earners and their families, living in affordable housing. These loans address rent and/or utility arrears. This project will ease the effects of poverty by encouraging financial literacy. Borrowers are supported with financial literacy workshops, referrals, a resource manual and follow-up. Loan repayments are re-invested into new loans.
$30,000.00
2010

Ocean Wise Conservation Association

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup—Curriculum Models for Schools

For one week each September, thousands of volunteers gather in many communities across Canada to clean up kilometers of shoreline. With its elements of science, geography, civics and other subjects, teachers have been asking for a curriculum to bring the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup into the classroom. This project will create a school curriculum based on the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.
$20,000.00
2010

Options Community Services

Supported Youth Independent Housing Program (SYIH)

This is a subsidized housing and support program designed for youth in the Surrey area who are 16 to 24 and do not have stable housing. The program will help youth learn techniques in maintaining stabilized housing while also receiving one-to-one life skills training support. Youth workers will also be available for support in the evening through their Intensive Support and Supervision Program.
$220,000.00
2010

Other Guys Theatre Company Society

Good Timber - Songs and Stories of the Western Logger

Good Timber is a live, musical theatre revue inspired by the logging poetry of Robert E. Swanson. The Other Guys have brought together a stellar cast of actor/musicians who have developed Swanson’s work into songs and dramatic readings. Visual artists will create a multi-media stage environment and the show will be performed against a unique and rarely seen collection of archival film and photography from the Royal BC Museum archives.
$30,000.00
2010

Pacific Community Resources Society

Learning Is First (LIFT)

This after-school program helps young people succeed in high school and beyond. Using over 60 LIFT-trained volunteer tutor-mentors, they provide integrated tutoring, mentoring and recreation to 150 youth in Grades 6 to 10. Their volunteers are university students, professionals and often aspiring or trained teachers. At least 50 per cent of their participants are at-risk based on academic, behavioral or socioeconomic criteria. Working with service providers, LIFT is able to provide a level of after-school support that schools do not have the resources to provide.
$35,000.00
2010

Pacific Opera Victoria

Mary's Wedding

Composer Andrew Macdonald and playwright Stephen Massicotte are developing an opera of Massicotte’s successful play, Mary’s Wedding. They seek support for the final workshop phase before production in November 2011. Mary’s Wedding is about a young bride-to-be who dreams about one last night of love and war. Hiding from a summer thunderstorm on the Canadian prairie, Mary is charmed by the sweet vulnerability of the young farm boy Charlie Edwards. But the year is 1914, the world is about to fall under the dark clouds of the Great War.
$20,000.00
2010

Pacific Rim Arts Society

Launch of a West Coast Carving Festival - CARVING ON THE EDGE

The Carving on the Edge Festival 2010 will feature many facets of West Coast carving with exhibits and family programs from September 16 to 23 in Ucluelet and Tofino. Art exhibits, demonstrations, studio tours, lectures, films and community feasts will round out the event. The rich cultural history of the region as well as the contemporary explorations of carving will be showcased with exhibitions and demonstrations of canoe-building, traditional tools, masks and more.
$7,000.00
2010

Pathways Abilities Society

Foundation for Employment

Foundation for Employment
$20,313.00
2010

Pembina Foundation for Environmental Research and Education

Water and Energy: A Critical New Intersection

In the past several years, new energy developments - be they gas production practices or renewable electricity projects - are having an impact on water resources throughout British Columbia. The Pembina Foundation seeks the support of the Vancouver Foundation to increase the public understanding of threats that energy developments pose to our water resources. There are two specific opportunities in 2011 to do so. The first is the B.C. government's plan to introduce legislative changes to the 100 year old Water Act, through its Water Act Modernization process, and the second is the recent passage of the B.C. Clean Energy Act and the requirement for BC Hydro to develop an Integrated Resource Plan for renewable electricity development by the end of 2011.
$35,000.00
2010

PHC

Gabriola Guardian Project: Everyone Deserves a Home

This is a multi-faceted project that includes research on homelessness for Gabriola, building a registry of affordable accommodation, working directly with sympathetic landlords, developing a resource base of donated household goods, and building an emergency fund to help purchase firewood, pay utility set-up for those without credit, assist with damage deposits and other costs. Assistance with life skills such as housekeeping, cooking, financial literacy, and mental health and addiction counselling will make participants more popular tenants. An outreach worker will work directly with clients and landlords.
$20,000.00
2010

Playhouse Theatre Centre of British Columbia

Reanimating the Vancouver Playhouse

This is an ambitious plan to “re-animate” the Playhouse Theatre and its auxiliary spaces. Components include introducing a Theatre for Young Audiences series in partnership with a youth company, and adding their Recital Hall to the inventory of Vancouver performance spaces, with a series of curated and produced works, readings, workshops, classes, rehearsals, auditions and industry gatherings. A permanent box office window will be created as a visitors’ information booth.
$70,000.00
2010

Playwrights Theatre Centre

The PTC Associates Program

This program helps practicing playwrights of exceptional ability and unique imagination develop important new work for the Canadian theatre. For three years, six selected writers will receive creative and professional support, including a writing stipend in the second year. The writers will have access to directors, dramaturges, and actors to help develop their work. The outcome will be six new plays whose writers have made significant inroads to production.
$30,000.00
2010

Positive Living Fraser Valley Society

PLFV Community Outreach and Support program

This project, combined with additional funding from the MAC AIDS Foundation, will hire a full-time support worker who can reach out to communities in the Fraser Valley to ensure that people living with HIV/AIDS and those co-infected with Hepatitis C are connected to all local resources, thus reducing isolation and improving overall health. The project will address critical issues like improved access to health care through transportation assistance, adequate nutrition, emotional and social support, mental health, addiction issues and prevention education and awareness information.
$35,125.00
2010

Potluck Cafe Society

Downtown Eastside Kitchen Tables Project

The DTES Kitchen Tables Project is a comprehensive, collaborative strategy to reform the DTES food system. It is designed to work in concert with all relevant stakeholders, beginning with nutritionally vulnerable DTES residents and including food providers. The project seeks funding for outreach and education to implement the first two (of seven) solutions, training and wages to build a DTES community outreach/education team to facilitate events, and support for a project manager who would be responsible for implementation of the overall strategy.
$35,000.00
2010

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