Vancouver, BC – As politicians and policy makers grapple with transit, jobs, and affordability ahead of municipal elections, an important new study offers insight into what immigrant and refugee youth think of these issues in an increasingly diverse Metro Vancouver.
2017 was another successful year at Vancouver Foundation.
And that’s because we’re inspired by you... Our donors who provide crucial support to charities, the charities that explore projects addressing the root causes of complex social issues, and the community volunteers who have guided Vancouver Foundation through a year full of positive and lasting impacts.
In February, we shared the news that Vancouver Foundation is enhancing the way we respond to community needs by evolving our current Field of Interest Grants to two new grant programs: Participatory Action Research Grants and Systems Change Grants.
In May, we will release new Program Guidelines. The new guidelines will allow grant applicants to review our funding criteria in advance – well before we open both grant programs for application in July.
A well prepared, up-to-date Will is important so that you can make your final wishes known.
Your Will can ensure the financial security of your family and provide a gift for your community. Charitable giving through your estate can result in significant tax savings. But most importantly, it’s a statement of your life experience and your vision for a better tomorrow.
There are many things to consider in estate planning, which can be a barrier for the one third of adults in Canada that have not yet created a will. There is also the misconception that without a will, assets were automatically distributed to next of kin - but this is not always the case, and even when it is, how "next of kin" is defined can be tricky.
Neighbourhood Small Grants is back for 2018!
Vancouver Foundation, and our partners across the province, are excited to announce that Neighbourhood Small Grants are open for application in more communities than ever before across the lower mainland and beyond – including Abbotsford, Maple Ridge, Squamish, and South Okanagan / Similkameen!
Over the last three years, Vancouver Foundation’s Field of Interest Grants program has focused on funding projects that address the root causes of pressing issues, and we’ve referred to these kinds of projects as social innovations. We’ve done so because we believe these kinds of projects can make meaningful and lasting impacts in communities.
Over the last three years, we’ve listened to feedback from grant applicants, our volunteer expert advisors who evaluate applications, our board members, and many other stakeholders.
Since 2011, Vancouver Foundation has invested significant time, energy, ideas and money in bringing together foster care youth and immigrant and refugee youth, listening to them, and empowering them to address issues that affect them.
In early December, the Vancouver Foundation Board held its last meeting of 2017. As with many events nearing year-end, the timing offered opportunity for reflection.
Our guest speaker that day – Vu Le, Executive Director of Rainier Valley Corps – reminded us that diversity, inclusion, and equity is a continuing challenge for many in the philanthropic sector. He encouraged us to enter difficult conversations about leadership and to listen well to the experiences of others, especially those whose voices may go unheard.
Vancouver, BC – According to new research published today by Vancouver Foundation, falling participation in community activities and greater vulnerability to social isolation among some groups means that now – more than ever – it`s time to invite everyone to take part in community life.