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In Our Hearts

The Community Response Fund deploys essential relief to charities in BC that provide health and social services and arts, culture, and other community benefits that have been hurt by COVID-19 and its economic consequences.

Share what’s in your heart

In Our Hearts is a campaign inspired by how British Columbians are coming together to protect our community in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic by giving and sharing what’s in our hearts. You can support the campaign by downloading the “heartwork” colour pages and joining the conversation on social media. Tag us with @vancouverfdn and tell us who you’re thinking about during this time, using the hashtag #InOurHearts.

Support vital charities

Our community needs to start building resiliency now. As we get people back on their feet, we also need to create supports that keep them there. The Community Response Fund deploys essential relief to charities in BC that provide health, social services, arts, culture and community benefits that have been impacted by COVID-19 and its economic consequences.

You can help in two ways:

  • Provide rapid relief by getting help to agencies on the frontline of the fight against COVID-19.
  • Build resiliency that positions our community to recover and thrive.
  • Through the Community Response Fund, you support all the vital services communities need to weather this storm. Donate to the Community Response Fund now.

    Granting Update

    We are not accepting new applications at this time. The funding requests we have received are more than what is currently available in the Community Response Fund. We know this is a challenging time for the charitable sector and we are working hard to get more money in the fund, which would allow us to re-open applications again. We deeply appreciate the work you are doing to support communities through the pandemic and we are committed to doing whatever we can to support you during this time. For updates, please follow us on social media.

    Learn more about fund eligibility requirements and the CRF Advisory Committee.

    Making a difference together

    In times like these, we come together in solidarity to protect what we care about most and the things we hold near and dear. We work together to give a hand wherever one is needed. Vancouver Foundation was joined by Vancity, United Way, and the City of Vancouver to raise more than $15 million to support the work of dozens of important community organizations.

    Vancouver Foundation invested another $1 million to expand the Fund to cover the arts, culture, and other community programming and services that aren’t considered frontline services, but that are just as important to the social fabric that unites us all.