Grants

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Kamloops Food Policy Council

Kamloops Food Processing and Innovation Hub

The Kamloops Food Hub will build a regenerative, sovereign and just local food system by providing support for food processing in the Kamloops region. Our current food system is not resilient in the face of climate and economic upset, it leaves many hungry, is wasteful, values profit over people and land, and does not adequately reward those who grow, process or sell food, or with traditional knowledge and practices. The Food Hub will create a positive feedback loop, encouraging more local production, value chain integration, and fostering collective business models that are necessary for this work to take place at a competitive scale.
$270,250.00
2021

Kelowna Community Resources Society

Breastfeeding Systems Change Project

This project is a partnership between KCR Community Resources & Interior Health, overseen by a multi-sector Steering Committee. It continues the Breastfeeding Art Expo and Breastfeeding Journey Mapping projects (www.breastfeedingchange.ca), which identified lived experiences of systemic barriers to breastfeeding best practices within health facilities and the community. Through a range of pilot projects within hospitals and community, our goal is to launch innovative solutions to help shift thinking and implement best practices to better support mothers to breastfeed. The long-term goal is to improve rates of sustained breastfeeding and so obtain the many health benefits of breastfeeding.
$300,000.00
2021

Learning Disabilities Society of Greater Vancouver

RISE Accessible Intensive Intervention for Children with Learning Differences

The Learning Disabilities Society’s “RISE Accessible Intensive Intervention” program will allow youth with learning differences of varied socio-economic backgrounds to participate in an intensive remedial support session plus ongoing one-to-one instruction as well as family coaching. This support will build academic, learning, and social skills and long term confidence and self esteem. Participating families will be part of a comprehensive study of youth with complex learning differences, the quantitative and qualitative results of which will inform a public advocacy campaign and education system reform recommendations supported by a coalition of diverse actors in the educational community.
$290,000.00
2021

Lookout Society

Harm-Reduction Decluttering Best Practices

There is a high prevalence of Hoarding Disorder among vulnerable individuals, yet there is little knowledge on best practices to inform housing operators and service providers. Lack of knowledge results in traumatic invasive actions that deepen the current housing crisis through evictions and increased trauma. The clutter that results from untreated hoarding poses fire and health risks to individuals, their neighbours and communities. By increasing awareness and developing effective, ethical best practices for housing operators, policy makers and service providers this project will increase housing retention, improve community safety and reduce HD-related costs.
$300,000.00
2021

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

BIPOC Operating Grants

In 2020, Vancouver Foundation launched a new granting initiative to offer flexible, general operating grants of up to $50,000 for BIPOC-led organizations in B.C., to support their work in racial equity and racial justice.
$50,000.00
2021

Minerva Foundation for BC Women

BIPOC Operating Grants

In 2020, Vancouver Foundation launched a new granting initiative to offer flexible, general operating grants of up to $50,000 for BIPOC-led organizations in B.C., to support their work in racial equity and racial justice.
$50,000.00
2021

Moccasin Footprint Society

BIPOC Operating Grants

In 2020, Vancouver Foundation launched a new granting initiative to offer flexible, general operating grants of up to $50,000 for BIPOC-led organizations in B.C., to support their work in racial equity and racial justice.
$50,000.00
2021

Museum of Vancouver

LEVEL BIPOC Grants 2021

In 2020, Vancouver Foundation launched a new granting initiative to offer flexible, general operating grants of up to $50,000 for BIPOC-led organizations in B.C., to support their work in racial equity and racial justice.
$50,000.00
2021

Nawican Advancement Society o/a Nawican Friendship Centre

BIPOC Operating Grants

In 2020, Vancouver Foundation launched a new granting initiative to offer flexible, general operating grants of up to $50,000 for BIPOC-led organizations in B.C., to support their work in racial equity and racial justice.
$50,000.00
2021

Network of Inner City Community Services Society

Kahkwa: DTES Indigenized Food Sovereignty Cooperative

Kahkwa: DTES Indigenized Food Sovereignty Co-operative is developing skills and capacity to build food sovereignty according to the indigenous way of being. DUDES Club alongside a coalition of community members and grassroots organizations are working to meet emergency food needs while transforming the food system. We are building a shared food storage and processing facility to ensure a secure stream of healthy, culturally-appropriate food for DUDES and partner agencies. The first traditional Indigenous food processing facility in the area represents a step towards achieving our broader vision: to create a new community food system framework built on decolonial, Indigenous principles.
$300,000.00
2021

Nzen'man' Child and Family Development Centre Society

BIPOC Operating Grants

In 2020, Vancouver Foundation launched a new granting initiative to offer flexible, general operating grants of up to $50,000 for BIPOC-led organizations in B.C., to support their work in racial equity and racial justice.
$50,000.00
2021

Pacific AIDS Network

Reducing Impacts of Intersectional Stigma – Developing a Learning-Based Assessment and Action Cycle for Organizations

This innovative project will develop a capacity-building and initiative planning cycle for BC organizations to assess and address intersectional stigma within their organization and identify systemic barriers. The Stigma Assessment Cycle will support a culture of learning, exploring areas of strength and growth opportunities while actively planning for systems change. Working with people with lived/living experiences and organizations to lead and champion this project, we will improve outcomes related to stigma directed towards people who: have HIV and/or hepatitis C, use drugs, have challenges with mental health or substance use and other intersectional experiences of marginalization.
$300,000.00
2021

PeerNet BC

BIPOC Operating Grants

In 2020, Vancouver Foundation launched a new granting initiative to offer flexible, general operating grants of up to $50,000 for BIPOC-led organizations in B.C., to support their work in racial equity and racial justice.
$50,000.00
2021

Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development

Shifting the policy landscape for Indigenous communities to advance B.C.’s clean energy economy

First Nations leadership in B.C.’s clean energy transition is vital to addressing inequality, tackling the climate emergency, and ensuring B.C. First Nations benefit from economic opportunities associated with meeting B.C.’s climate goals. However, the current policy framework is stacked against Indigenous clean energy projects and participation in the clean economy. This project aims to help re-position First Nations leadership at the forefront of energy policy development by identifying and starting to dismantle systemic barriers within the government and utilities, so government policy is aligned with Indigenous rights and B.C.’s legislative commitments via DRIPA and CleanBC.
$270,000.00
2021

Public Health Association of BC

A Universal, Healthy School Food Program for British Columbia

In many countries around the world, school food programs are essential in ensuring children and youth have access to healthy food, to support their health and education. Yet, Canada is the only G7 nation without a national school food program. This project will support the work of the BC Chapter of the Coalition for Healthy School Food (BC-CHSF), a network of passionate and experienced school food advocates and practitioners across the province. Through collaboration, advocacy, research, and engagement, the BC-CHSF will secure public investment in a universal, cost-shared, healthy, and sustainable school food program that meets the diverse needs of school communities across BC.
$300,000.00
2021

BIPOC Operating Grants

In 2020, Vancouver Foundation launched a new granting initiative to offer flexible, general operating grants of up to $50,000 for BIPOC-led organizations in B.C., to support their work in racial equity and racial justice.
$50,000.00
2021

QQS (EYES) Projects Society

BIPOC Operating Grants

In 2020, Vancouver Foundation launched a new granting initiative to offer flexible, general operating grants of up to $50,000 for BIPOC-led organizations in B.C., to support their work in racial equity and racial justice.
$40,000.00
2021

Rainbow Refugee Society

BIPOC Operating Grants

In 2020, Vancouver Foundation launched a new granting initiative to offer flexible, general operating grants of up to $50,000 for BIPOC-led organizations in B.C., to support their work in racial equity and racial justice.
$35,000.00
2021

Red Fox Healthy Living Society

BIPOC Operating Grants

In 2020, Vancouver Foundation launched a new granting initiative to offer flexible, general operating grants of up to $50,000 for BIPOC-led organizations in B.C., to support their work in racial equity and racial justice.
$50,000.00
2021

Regional District of Central Okanagan

k?úsx?nítkw (Okanagan Lake) Responsibility Planning Initiative

Current land use planning frameworks in the Okanagan region are threatening the livelihoods of communities and the ability of the environment to provide clean drinking water, habitat for fish and wildlife, and adapt to climate change. This initiative will use a Syilx n?awqnwix? community engagement process and develop a comprehensive Strategy to address systemic issues for protecting the environmental and cultural values of the Okanagan Watershed and develop new ways of caring for the land and water. This project will influence land use planning by creating new decision-making processes, policies, and practices for stronger environmental protection that provide meaningful and lasting change.
$300,000.00
2021

Richmond Gateway Theatre Society

Community Engagement

Gateway Theatre plans to develop new ways to serve the Richmond community, working outside traditional structures and bringing disparate communities together under the umbrella of arts and culture. In addition, Gateway Theatre plans to create a different model for a professional theatre to serve and engage its diverse community base, a model which extends beyond a traditional offering of Eurocentric plays and offers multiple points of participation.
$252,000.00
2021

Royal Roads University

Testing Impactful Successions at Scale

The pandemic, technological change and increased competition are seeing small businesses close at unprecedented rates across BC & Canada, representing a significant loss to communities. The non-profit sector is left to fill in the gaps while ensuring its own survival, often by starting a social enterprise. But social enterprise start-ups struggle to attract finance, grow & sustain. This project proposes to test a new model to shift ownership of succession-ready small businesses to communities with a direct stake in their continued operation by managing acquisitions at scale through a trust or holding company, converting businesses to social enterprise & redistributing profits to communities.
$283,360.00
2021

Rumble Productions Society

LEVEL BIPOC Grants 2021

In 2020, Vancouver Foundation launched a new granting initiative to offer flexible, general operating grants of up to $50,000 for BIPOC-led organizations in B.C., to support their work in racial equity and racial justice.
$50,000.00
2021

School District #37 - Delta

Improving Transitions for Indigenous Learners Through Collaborative Inquiry

There is much evidence calling on the need to better support BC Indigenous students to “stay in school” as a means of improving life outcomes and future success. Yet we know, from evidence such as graduation rate data and post-secondary enrollment, that the current system is not adequately supporting all Indigenous learners as they move through educational transitions – from grade to grade, school to school, and beyond K – 12 settings. To address this, we support BC schools and districts to take an evidence-informed and disciplined approach to collaborative, professional inquiry. This process is used to assess Indigenous learner needs and take informed action to improve learner outcomes.
$281,000.00
2021

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