September 8, 2021
Story by Madeline Barber For the better part of her career, multidisciplinary artist and CultureBrew.Art Creative Director Valerie Sing Turner has been a point person for connecting people in the arts community with Indigenous and racialized artists. While she has been thrilled to promote her...
August 19, 2021
Story by Meera Eragoda In June and July alone, BC has seen 90% of the town of Lytton burn down, over 250 wildfires, and a record-breaking heat wave, leading to the province declaring a state of emergency. Fire has become, quite literally, a hot topic. Wildfires are increasing in both size and...
July 16, 2021
Illustration by Scott Knowles Design At the root of most community challenges you’ll find a system that needs work. That’s why Vancouver Foundation is committed to address the behaviors, routines, authority, and beliefs that contribute to the vibrancy and inclusion of communities across BC. Each...
July 12, 2021
Starting in 2020, Vancouver Foundation developed “Flippin' Logic” cards for Systems Change grant advisors as part of our work to make the granting process more equitable . This card deck helps advisors keep in mind eight common biases and offers eight alternative ways to consider. This helps...
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August 5, 2020
At the beginning of 2020—prior to the pandemic—Vancouver Foundation partnered with InWithForward on a project called BetaPhil , to better understand systems change grantmaking and re-imagine ways to recognize and shift the power imbalances within it. An independent evaluation of the Systems Change...
November 29, 2019
To give those applying for a short-term grant clarity on when they can expect to hear back on their grant application, Vancouver Foundation will now have four distinct grant cycles per year for the Develop and Convene grants. We’ve made this change, because clear deadlines make planning smoother...