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At Vancouver Foundation we understand that innovation is key to building a better future. In its broadest sense, innovation is the desire to make things better … but it encompasses so much more. While innovation can be somewhat defined, how it touches people’s lives cannot be confined. This is...
Vancouver Foundation’s 2019 Vital Signs Report surveyed almost 8,000 British Columbians to learn more about the state of community participation across the province. We hope this report will serve as a barometer for British Columbia on who is participating in community, who isn't, and what's...
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We are pleased to share our 2018 Year In Review . Inside you will learn about the impact that donors are making in our community and read the highlights of the projects that are being supported through our granting programs.
In 2018, we commissioned an external evaluation to be conducted by Lumiere Consulting and Broadleaf Consulting, which examined the Social Innovation Grants Program from 2015 to 2017, and stakeholder perspectives on the 2018 iteration of Systems Change Grants to better understand if and how the...
Social isolation is a complex issue to solve, but building social connections can be straightforward. It’s as simple as getting together with people. To mark our 75th anniversary, instead of hosting a community event ourselves, we asked people to step up and host their own. This subtle shift made a...
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The purpose of this report is to gather what has been learned about hosting deep youth engagement initiatives as a community foundation. Many foundations, funders and nonprofit organizations have approached Vancouver Foundation over the years wanting to know more about its role in Fresh Voices,...
At Vancouver Foundation, we are inspired by you – from the big-thinkers who started all this, to everyone who shows up today with heart and energy to spare.We have celebrated, grown, and rallied together through war, peace, hard times, and economic booms. We don’t just believe in what B.C. is made...
Vancouver Foundation worked with an external research uncover our key lessons from two youth engagement initiatives: Fostering Change and Fresh Voices. They dug through over 5,000 strategy, project, and campaign documents, caught up on our grantmaking activities, and conducted interviews and focus...
Vancouver Foundation is proud to have been certified as Living Wage employer . This means we meet or exceed the Metro Vancouver Living Wage rate of $20.62 an hour for all our direct and contract staff. To learn more about the Living Wage for Families Campaign and how you can take action, see http...
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...

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