One Fund Holder's Vision

“Walk a Little, Rest a Little, Smile for a While, Enjoy”

This poem is placed on a park bench on the Vancouver seawall donated by philanthropist and Vancouver Foundation fund holder Monty Jang. Right next to it sits another bench dedicated to his late wife, Kay.

“Kay did everything to support the family and I wanted a permanent way to remember her,” says Monty. “It’s also a way for me to give back to the community that has been my home for so long.”

Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grants Group Show

Vancouver Foundation and Carnegie Community Centre are proud to present the 2016 Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grants Group Show. The show is free and runs from June 3 to 24 at the Interurban Gallery.

Curated by new media artist and designer Jen Castro, more than 45 grantees will showcase their art in a wide range of mediums including painting, mixed media, photography, literary arts, textile, video, and more. Many of the items in display will be for sale, and 100% of the sales will go to the artists.

Vancouver Foundation's 2015 Annual Report

We are pleased to share our 2015 Year in Review. Inside you’ll get an overview of initiatives we undertook this past year as well as discover the impact that donors have made in our community.

Successful 2015
We had an incredibly successful year in 2015. Donors created a record 90 new funds, bringing us to over 1,700 endowment funds under our care. We marked another milestone by crossing the billion dollar threshold in total assets under management. 

Investment Overview Presentation

Vancouver Foundation hosted an Investment Overview Presentation to personally connect with our charitable agency fund holders and to highlight the investment performance of their endowment funds. These charitable agencies have set up their own endowment funds as a way to ensure a consistent stream of income that is used to support their organizational goals.

Make a Will Week

April 10 to 16, 2016, is Make-a-Will Week in British Columbia. It is time to write your will or bring an existing will up-to-date!

There are certain significant events in life that cause reflection. At those times, you should consider how the contents of your will reflect your personal circumstances. You may need to amend your will if you have had a recent change in your relationship status, a separation, the birth of a child or the loss of a loved one.

Field of Interest Grants: Health and Social Development Information Sessions

Vancouver Foundation is pleased to announce a series of upcoming information sessions in early April for potential grantees in our Health and Social Development field.

These sessions will give an overview of our Field of Interest Grants program, our focus on funding social innovations, and the three grant types we offer to support the different stages of a social innovation.

Community Causes Learning Series - Neighbourhood Small Grants

Vancouver Foundation’s ongoing learning series - Community Causes - is designed to inform and inspire donors and community members about a variety of community issues. Through story-telling and site tour visits, we are proud to showcase our funding partnerships with charities.

In February, we hosted a Neighbourhood Small Grants event and invited a few grant recipients to showcase their initiatives.

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