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Greenest City Fund

It's not easy becoming the world's greenest city. That's why the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Foundation teamed up to create the $2 million Greenest City Fund to support community projects that will help make Vancouver the greenest city in the world by 2020.

The Greenest City Fund was a partnership between The City of Vancouver and Vancouver Foundation from 2012 to 2015. During that time we teamed up to create a four year fund to support community-led green projects – and distributed almost $2 million to projects in Vancouver that support the City’s Greenest City Action Plan.

2017 Greenest City Grants now available from the City of Vancouver

The City of Vancouver has opened grant applications for 2017 Greenest City Grants. This year you must apply directly to the City of Vancouver, and not Vancouver Foundation. 

Grants are available of up to $100,000 for projects and programs by registered charities or registered BC societies that aim to establish, test, or build on ideas or actions that support Greenest City targets. The grants are administered by the City of Vancouver's Social Policy and Sustainability groups. 

Visit the City of Vancouver website for more information and to apply.

Please contact Angela Danyluk, City of Vancouver Sustainability Specialist, at, if you have any questions.

Generation Green Grants

Provided up to $100,000 per year to fund Vancouver youth-led projects.

Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants

Provided up to $70,000 per year to fund projects created by Vancouver residents that benefit their neighbourhood. 

Greenest City Community Grants

Provided up to $330,000 per year to fund Vancouver projects led by community-based charitable organizations.

The grants support projects in the following Greenest City Action Plan target areas:

  •  Climate Leadership: climate change adaption or renewable energy strategies
  •  Green Buildings: reducing energy use
  •  Green Transportation: enabling active transportation
  •  Zero Waste: increasing composting, re-use and recycling
  •  Access to Nature: increasing the urban forest, creating habitat and natural spaces
  •  Lighter Footprint: promoting low  impact food and purchasing choices
  • Clean Air: enabling electric vehicles
  • Clean Water: conserving drinking water
  • Local Food: increasing local food supply
  • Green Economy: supporting social enterprises and greening businesses