New grant guidelines, website, videos – out now

May 14, 2018

Vancouver Foundation is pleased to announce that our evolution from Field of Interest Grants to two new grant programs: Participatory Action Research Grants and Systems Change Grants is ready for grant applicants to explore.

What’s behind the changes? For the last three years, we focused our Field of Interest Grants program on funding projects that address the root causes of pressing issues. Why? Because we believe this is how we can contribute to meaningful and lasting change.

Now we are excited to share improvements to our website, new videos, and clearly written guidelines with grant applicants. These new resources will allow applicants to review our funding criteria now – well before we open both grant programs for application in July.

New guidelines, website, videos

Our new guidelines, website, and videos are intended to help applicants learn about our Participatory Action Research Grants and Systems Change Grants using more accessible language, and in a variety of formats.

Each new grant program page now features an explainer video, key dates, and new guidelines including every question we ask on our application form.

Upcoming workshops

Vancouver Foundation hosts community workshops throughout the year to support grant applicants.

Workshops provide an opportunity to hear about grant eligibility, the different funding opportunities available, and what our advisory committees look for in the proposals they review. There are opportunities to ask questions throughout the workshop.

More workshops are being scheduled, and will be announced on our website shortly.


When: May 22, 2018. 10-11:30am.

Where: Creekside Community Centre
Register now. [Full – Waitlist only]


When: May 24, 2018. 1-3pm.

Where: Trinity Western University
Register now.  [Full – Waitlist only]


When: May 28, 2018. 2-3:30pm.

Where: Collingwood Neighbourhood House
Register now.  [Full – Waitlist only]

Victoria (we’re participating in a Volunteer Victoria workshop)

When: June 6, 2018. 8:30am-1:00pm.

Where: Salvation Army Citadel
Register now. 

We hope our new guidelines, improved website, and videos help applicants to understand the funding opportunity through our Participatory Action Research Grants and Systems Change Grants programs.

In the meantime, we look forward to hearing from the community at our workshops, through phone consultations, and to reading new proposals soon.

Systems Change Grants,Participatory Action Research Grants

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