Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grants - now including group projects

Vancouver Foundation, in partnership with the Carnegie Community Centre, is proud to announce the Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grants program is now accepting fall 2016 applications.

For many years, we’ve been working together to give downtown eastside artists the opportunity to advance their careers by supporting and showcasing their work. The program offers small grants of $500 up to $1,000 for artists who demonstrate a history of original art practice, and show a vital engagement with the downtown eastside community.

Small grants come to UBC!

Image: UBC Communications & Marketing/Martin Dee

Are you a University of British Columbia student, staff, faculty member or member of the Musqueam community with a great idea for a community building project?

Vancouver Foundation's Neighbourhood Small Grants program is excited to announce the launch of Community Animation Grants in partnership with UTown@UBC and the Musqueam Indian Band.

No-Cost Legal Advice for Charities

Starting in September 2016, the Business Law Clinic at the Allard School of Law at UBC will begin offering supervised legal advice to segments of the small business, entrepreneurial, and non-profit communities who have limited means. Law students enrolled in the Clinic will provide clients with business & non-profit oriented legal advice and services under the supervision of experienced business lawyers at no cost.

‘What Does Open Mean?’ an Idea Jam with our Staff

Welcome to our second blog post in a series designed to share our highlights (and some of our challenges) as we move closer to defining our Open Licensing Policy, due to launch in January 2017.

As we mentioned before, we are engaging in multiple stakeholder meetings with staff, advisory committee members, grantees, our Board of Directors and the public for ideas, support and feedback as we shape our policy.

Threadworks' pattern for social inclusion and employment.

How do you dismantle the myth that people with disabilities are unproductive in the workforce?

Threadworks by 3H Craftworks Society provides an accredited training program for people with disabilities to help them find work in the cut-and-sew and apparel industries. Vancouver Foundation is supporting Threadworks with a three year $225,000 test grant from our Education & Training field of interest.

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