We connect diverse communities around common concerns,
creating space and respecting rights, so that we understand and value lived experiences.
We hear the wisdom of BC communities, donors, non-profit partners, expert advisers, and neighbours, relying on them to tell us how things could be better, and what needs to change.
We spark community action by connecting ideas with the money, energy and expertise they need to flourish, inspiring immediate change, and meaningful long-term impact.
We celebrate the strength, resiliency and creativity of diverse voices. We lift up the passionate work of non-profits
because their inspiration invigorates our communities.
Connect & Engage
Five years ago, our Connections and Engagement report described Metro Vancouver as a hard place to make friends, our neighbourhood connections as cordial, but weak, and a declining level of participation in community life.
In 2017, we wanted to dig deeper. Our new report revisits some old themes to see if anything has changed, but it also explores new lines of enquiry to expand our understanding.
Now that important progress has been made, Vancouver Foundation is returning the Fresh Voices initiative to the community that inspired it.
Open Licensing Initiative
Vancouver Foundation's Open Licensing Policy is designed to promote intentional sharing of socially innovative ideas, resources, and knowledge across the charitable sector. Our goal is to explore how this approach will encourage more collaboration, innovation, replication, and broader exposure of the good ideas we encounter every day.