September 6, 2017
Preparing for the Big One Lourette Swanepoel works as an urban planner , and so she was very aware that her neighbourhood was lacking one key plan: earthquake preparedness. “I didn’t have my act together,” she says. “Everyone says they should but nobody does.” So in the summer of 2015, with a $500...
September 1, 2017
Vancouver Foundation and our partners in Clayoquot Sound, Britannia Beach and Squamish are proud to announce that Neighbourhood Small Grants are open for 2017! This year we’re launching Neighbourhood Small Grants in Britannia Beach and Squamish with our partners at the Squamish Foundation, and...
July 4, 2017
One day soon after the November 2015 terrorist attack in Paris, Shazia Suleman was walking home from a neighbourhood park with her two young children when a man started yelling at her. “Go back to your country! Go back to your country!” “He’s right behind us and yelling,” she says, recalling how...
April 19, 2017
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February 17, 2017
Vancouver Foundation and our partners are proud to announce that Neighbourhood Small Grants are back for 2017! Communities across the lower mainland have just opened for applications, and we can't wait to see what you come up with. Make this the year you join us to build a sense of belonging in...
February 16, 2017
Community can start with carrots —along with rosemary, squash, rhubarb and pumpkins. That’s been the experience of Carlson Hui, Matt Cooke and other residents at a 155-unit condo complex called James. Located in Olympic Village, the 14-storey high-rise has managed to transform the pervasive sense...
October 27, 2016
We are pleased to release the Fall 2016 edition of the Vancouver Foundation Magazine, The Nature of Belonging. Vancouver Foundation Magazine brings you stories of modern philanthropy. It features the people and organizations that are making a difference in communities across British Columbia. We...
October 11, 2016
Image: UBC Communications & Marketing/Martin Dee Are you a University of British Columbia student, staff, faculty member or member of the Musqueam community with a great idea for a community building project? Vancouver Foundation's Neighbourhood Small Grants program is excited to announce the...
April 25, 2016
Vancouver Foundation is pleased to announce Neighbourhood Small Grants are available again in Victoria (Hillside-Quadra). These grants are made possible through a partnership between Vancouver Foundation, Victoria Foundation , and Quadra Village Community Centre . The Neighbourhood Small Grants...
March 2, 2016
Vancouver Foundation’s ongoing learning series - Community Causes - is designed to inform and inspire donors and community members about a variety of community issues. Through story-telling and site tour visits, we are proud to showcase our funding partnerships with charities. In February, we...
February 15, 2016
Vancouver Foundation, in partnership with local community organizations across the lower mainland and the City of Vancouver, are very proud to announce that Neighbourhood Small Grants and Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants are back! Grants are open for residents living in 17 communities...
January 21, 2016
The Neighbourhood Small Grants team is excited to announce grant applications will open soon across many communities in the lower mainland. After an amazing 2015 full of new projects, new project leaders, and some inspiring efforts to build community, we can’t wait to see what you come up with in...
November 2, 2015
We are pleased to release the Fall 2015 edition of the Vancouver Foundation Magazine, Finding Inspiration in Generosity . Vancouver Foundation Magazine brings you stories of modern philanthropy. It features the people and organizations that are making a difference in communities across British...
Who can apply for Neighbourhood Small Grants?
October 9, 2015
Our eligibility criteria are designed to ensure that Neighbourhood Small Grants support a diverse range of community-focused projects. You must live in Burnaby, Clayoquot Sound, the North Shore, New Westminster, North Surrey, Richmond, Vancouver, or Victoria (Hillside-Quadra). Main applicants can...
How do I apply for a Neighbourhood Small Grant?
October 9, 2015
Please visit the Neighbourhood Small Grants website and read the guide to find out when grant applications open, if you are eligible for a grant, and how to apply. Visit the NSG Website for more information: Neighbourhood Small Grants
September 2, 2015
Vancouver Foundation is proud to announce the expansion of the Neighbourhood Small Grants program into two new communities through co-funding partnerships with Clayoquot Biosphere Trust and Victoria Foundation . Residents in Clayoquot Sound and Victoria (Hillside-Quadra) can apply for a small grant...
June 10, 2015
For the past six years Judie Cummer has been getting together with her neighbours to plan an annual block party, supported by a grant from Vancouver Foundation’s Neighbourhood Small Grants program. The block party draws up to 200 neighbours from the surrounding area and members of the local police...
June 9, 2015
On May 21 st Vancouver Foundation’s Neighbourhood Small Grants team hosted a one-day event to bring together coordinators, Resident Advisory Committee members and project leaders representing all the communities with whom we currently partner. The Summit included opportunities to connect and share...
March 30, 2015
Neighbourhood Small Grants: Untapping your creativity Video of Neighbourhood Small Grants: Untapping your creativity Neighbourhood Small Grants is Vancouver Foundation’s unique partnership program that helps build community and strengthen connections right where people live. We distribute funds to...
March 2, 2015
Vancouver Foundation's Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) program is based on a simple but powerful idea: when people feel a sense of connection and belonging to their neighbourhood, they are more likely to be engaged in activities that make it a better place to live. Neighbourhood Small Grants help...
February 26, 2015
Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Foundation is proud to announce the return of its Neighbourhood Small Grants program. Both Neighbourhood Small Grants and Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants are now accepting applications for 2015. Neighbourhood Small Grants help connect and engage residents in their...
February 2, 2015
Sometimes vegetable stew includes turnips. Usually it has potatoes, onions and carrots, but it might also include grains and seasonal farmers market produce like squash or zucchini. Each time it’s made in one of the workshops put on by Collin van Uchelen, PhD, it’s different. It all depends on what...
October 30, 2013
The story of two women who built a community in the streets of Surrey. January 2012: An idea is born It’s a dismal winter night. Linda Kompauer and Laura Krowchenko are taking friends home through Whalley, a densely populated community in Surrey. Kompauer is driving while Krowchenko navigates. They...
June 14, 2013
The best-known sign in Deaf culture, the one for “I love you,” was a big hit at a Surrey housing complex during a five-day workshop last summer. Posters and T-shirts were emblazoned with the gesture – one hand with the thumb, index finger and pinky finger pointing up, and the ring and middle...
June 10, 2013
Indonesians have been creating colourful and intricate patterns on fabrics since the seventh century. Called batik , it’s used for everything from ceremonial attire to textiles that bring luck to modern high-fashion. The process can be elaborate and lengthy, but has a special way to bring people...