Lasting relationships and fresh ideas bring us inspiration for the year ahead

One of the most rewarding experiences working at Vancouver Foundation is exploring the connections and relationships that tie us together as a community.

Our Annual Reports, which we have recently licensed CC-BY 4.0 and published on our website, often reveal delightful insights into the contributions that our families, friends and local luminaries have made over the years. 

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Fostering Change initiative invests $1.1M in education, housing, and social supports for young people leaving foster care

Vancouver Foundation’s Fostering Change initiative has approved over $1.1M in grants to local organizations across the lower mainland to deliver education, housing, and social supports for young people leaving foster care. The funding will support projects over the next three years that give voice to young people affected by the abrupt transition from foster care to adulthood, and provide them with greater opportunities to thrive.

Long live the memory of Dal Richards, the 'King of Swing' and friend to generations of music lovers.

Dal Richards was known to Canada as our own "King of Swing". He presided over a music career spanning eight decades from the 1930's until 2015. Although Dal passed away on New Year's eve 2015 at the age of 97 - a few days shy of his 98th birthday - his rich legacy of giving back to the community will always remain legendary.

Upcoming Donation Deadlines

If you are considering making a donation to any of Vancouver Foundation’s charitable causes or to your endowment fund before the end of the year, please keep in mind the following deadlines:

December 17th, 2015 - Deadline date for donating gifts of securities. Gifts must be in the Vancouver Foundation brokerage account by 5:00 pm to allow time for processing before the end of the year.

Vancouver Foundation Magazine Fall 2015

We are pleased to release the Fall 2015 edition of the Vancouver Foundation Magazine, Finding Inspiration in Generosity.

Vancouver Foundation Magazine brings you stories of modern philanthropy. It features the people and organizations that are making a difference in communities across British Columbia. We tell the stories of grants (both large and small) that have had a dramatic impact on people's lives, and we profile the donors whose generosity has made these stories possible.

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