We are thrilled to announce that Vancouver Foundation’s Vice-President Finance & Operations, William Hallett, has just been named a winner of Business in Vancouver’s 2016 BC CFO Awards which recognizes excellence in his field. Since joining Vancouver Foundation in 2012, Bill has overseen a thorough modernization of financial and information technology systems.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
VANCOUVER, BC, March 18, 2016 – Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) is pleased to announce a $500,000 contribution from the Welcome Fund for Syrian Refugees (Welcome Fund) to the Vancouver Foundation in support of local settlement efforts.
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.
Looking back, 2015 was a big year for Fresh Voices. The ongoing Syrian refugee crisis turned the spotlight on the journeys of immigrants and refugees to Canada, and we found our voices and perspective in demand.
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.