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Our Work

Vancouver Foundation is community inspired. We listen to donors, and help them meet their charitable goals by finding ways to help them give. We support charities and other organizations, by funding projects that create meaningful and lasting impacts in communities through a range of grants. And we do this work across all of BC.

Our structure is unique. We work with individuals, corporations and charitable agencies to create permanent endowment funds, then invest this money and use the income to support thousands of charities. And because the original capital is endowed, the funds generate income in perpetuity.

We also focus additional energy on priority issues through our initiatives. Today this includes youth engagement – making sure all young people have the opportunities and support they need to thrive, and connections and engagement – strengthening the basic fabric of our communities.



Vancouver Foundation holds community dialogues, commissions independent research, invests in donor relationships, and consults with charities and other organizations to identify priority issues. Then we work in collaboration with community partners to set meaningful goals, and plan our activities to achieve them. We invite you to explore the issues, and to join us in this work.

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About Us

Vancouver Foundation is Community Inspired. We have been invested in BC since 1943. Our mission is to build healthy, vibrant, and livable communities across British Columbia. We achieve our goals by combining the gifts of energy, ideas, time, and money generously given by caring residents to make meaningful and lasting impacts in their neighborhoods and communities all across the province.

Our People

Vancouver Foundation attracts individuals across a broad range of knowledge and experience, who contribute their time, leadership and financial expertise to help people give back where their communities need it most. Get to know us!