A Camp to Remember

This is a love story. One with ups and downs and twists and turns that go from joy to tragedy and then back again. A man and woman meet, fall in love, marry, have kids. Then she’s diagnosed with terminal cancer. She dies a year later at the age of 32, leaving behind her husband and two young children. And yet, there’s a happy ending. It’s Camp Kerry.

Neighbourhood Small Grants applications open February 15!

The Neighbourhood Small Grants team is excited to announce grant applications will open soon across many communities in the lower mainland.

After an amazing 2015 full of new projects, new project leaders, and some inspiring efforts to build community, we can’t wait to see what you come up with in 2016!

The following communities will open for applications on 15 February, 2016:

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. 

Clark Wilson LLP

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.

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