Community Inspired for 75 Years and Counting
Since 1943, Vancouver Foundation has been a community inspired. This continues to be our approach to philanthropy today as a community foundation serving British Columbia.
Inspired by Alice’s generosity, lumberman and philanthropist Whitford VanDusen added $10,000 to her endowment and encouraged nine other prominent families to match his gift.
From that, Vancouver Foundation was born, and the original $101,000, plus contributions from donors like you, has enabled Vancouver Foundation to grant more than $1 billion to thousands of charities and projects to date.
Our Historical Timeline
Vancouver Foundation has played a part in supporting many of today’s notable charities, including the Girl Guides, YWCA, and Vancouver Art Gallery.