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.

Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

Tending the Roots of Addiction with HEART (Healing Education to Activate Resilience after Trauma) – a community-based systems approach to improve mental health care in the Downtown Eastside

Despite the overwhelming loss of life to overdose in BC, our health system fails to address a critical root cause of addiction: trauma. In our top-down mental health system, the most traumatized people with SUD cannot access the care they need. Together with the DTES community and key players in the healthcare system, we have designed a socially innovative program involving peer-led trauma education, training for healthcare providers, and resources to increase the use of existing mental health services. Implementing this program will improve mental health care access, awareness of trauma and resilience in people with SUD and their healthcare providers, and will advance bottom-up approaches.
$294,325.00
2021

Vancouver Humane Society

Training Animal Agencies to take a Trauma-Informed, Decolonized Approach to Assisting Structurally Vulnerable and Marginalized People and their Pets

Our project aims to rethink the colonial legacy of the child welfare system, which continues to influence the behavior of animal service agencies. Focused on the care and well-being of animals, the project gathers stories to develop and implement trauma-informed training for animal service agencies, to ensure they address the root causes of animal suffering and create systemic change. A trauma-informed, support-based decolonized approach that is culturally aware and addresses disparity will transform service delivery models to help end cycles of animal neglect. The project will ensure that Indigenous ways of knowing and experiences are incorporated in the research and outcomes.
$216,000.00
2021

Vancouver Island University

The Journey of Decolonization Through Reciprocal Learning

As part of the Learning Partnership Agreement between the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Vancouver Island University, and School District 84 we acknowledge the collective responsibility for the success of Indigenous learners attending VIU. Together we seek to ensure courses containing Nuu-chah-nulth content are co-developed, co-owned and co-evaluated by the Nuu-chah-nulth people and VIU. We are contributing to healthy student transitions to university and disrupting colonial representations of who holds the knowledge and authority to decide what learning outcomes are met and how. The partnership upholds articles in the TRC’s Calls to Action and the UNDRIP.
$300,000.00
2021

Victoria Community Food Hub Society Victoria Community Food Hub 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

Vines Art Festival 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

Watari Research Association

Olla Comunitaria (Community Pot): Food Sovereignty through the DTES Community Kitchens (DECK) Network

Watari believes that food is a fundamental human right and that there is a critical need to establish food sovereignty for all. In collaboration with the DTES Community Kitchens (DECK) Network, we will develop and strengthen a community-owned food system. By working with members of Indigenous, low-income, and marginalized communities, we will alter the current charitable food system by creating food security that is grassroots, innovative, decolonizing, and paradigm-shaping towards food sovereignty and positive community impact. In doing so, people will gain dignity and control over their own food.
$300,000.00
2021

Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility

Breaking Barriers: Empowering Primary Care Providers to be Instigators of Change in Hearing Health Care Practice

Untreated hearing loss affects health-related quality of life with links to social isolation, depression, and reduced financial security. For adults with concerns about their hearing, primary care providers (PCPs) are often a first point of contact for help-seeking, and yet for reasons that remain unclear, PCP referrals to hearing health care are inconsistently and infrequently practiced. We will use a community-based participatory action research approach to identify reasons for lack of referral and delineate strategies to empower BC PCPs to be key instigators for increased, timely uptake of hearing health care by individuals with hearing concerns.
$175,726.50
2021

WePress Community Arts Space Society

Centering the Margins: Creating Social Change through Art and Advocacy

Many artists in the Downtown Eastside face a constant struggle for survival that prevents them from engaging in art-making and cultural practices, which not only offer joy and self-expression but are also key aspects of community resilience and advocacy. WePress will help DTES artists self-determine and thrive by diverting resources and power to marginalized peoples so that they can steer their own engagement in art-making and culture. We will also work with others in the DTES to create a network of ethical, meaningful, and sustainable communities of care in which creativity and connection through art are an integral part of systemic change.
$300,000.00
2021

Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative Foundation

Catalyzing shifts in understanding to support Indigenous-led conservation

Increased understanding of Indigenous societal and legal frameworks, as in the context of land-use planning, is critical to reconciliation and helping Canada and BC fulfill their respective commitments to implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Y2Y will expand on “Ethical Space” dialogues to support mutual understanding of cultural constructs/ assumptions in the Kootenay-Columbia region, engaging a broader group of participants and hosting deeper inquiries among those in the first cohort, building from conceptual knowledge to reflective inquiry and practical application, while deepening relationships with First Nations as the foundation for advancing this work.
$189,089.00
2021

YouthCO HIV & HEP C 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

Église Souffle De Vie

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

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