February 11, 2020
Today, Vancouver Foundation is launching the new brand and website for Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) as we open applications for the spring cycle of NSG grants. The program is based on the idea that the best people to effect change in a community are the ones within it. So we provide small...
August 2, 2019
The Neighbourhood Small Grants Learning Day is a one-day community event that brings together Project Leaders (grantees), the Neighbourhood Grant Committee members that review applications, and program coordinators from the 26 communities in which the Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) program is...
January 22, 2019
On The Table BC Through the research we conduct and the work we do throughout BC, we know that people are longing for a deeper connection to their neighbours and community. We closed our 2017 Connect and Engage report with a call to action: for everyone to build a greater sense of welcome and...
December 13, 2018
The Neighbourhood Small Grants program is a 50/50 co-funding partnership between Vancouver Foundation and communities around the province to support projects that help people connect with one another and make neighbourhoods a better place to live. However, we’ve heard from many communities about...
February 20, 2018
Neighbourhood Small Grants is back for 2018! Vancouver Foundation, and our partners across the province, are excited to announce that Neighbourhood Small Grants are open for application in more communities than ever before across the lower mainland and beyond – including Abbotsford, Maple Ridge,...
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 About Neighbourhood Small Grants Neighbourhood Small Grants is Vancouver Foundation’s grassroots grantmaking program that helps build community and strengthen connections right where...
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...