November 21, 2016
Header Image CC 0 via Pexels . In every project there’s a moment where planners have to face ‘things we didn’t know we didn’t know’. Those moments, in the words of our stakeholders, can make the difference between ‘creating an inspiring change with great impact’, or designing something that ‘nobody...
September 26, 2016
Our third stakeholder session with multiple grantee organizations was the most highly anticipated session we have held to date. We spent two hours with several representatives of organizations that Vancouver Foundation has funded in the past, and matched their contributions with input from our...
September 21, 2016
Download the Policy OPEN LICENSING POLICY STATEMENT [PDF] About the Policy In 2017, Vancouver Foundation joins a global movement of public institutions, governments, and charitable organizations who have chosen to adopt open licensing policies that allow them to contribute to a shared pool of...
September 2, 2016
Our third stakeholder session with multiple grantee organizations was the most highly anticipated session on Open Licensing we have held to date. We spent two hours with several representatives of organizations that Vancouver Foundation has funded in the past, and matched their contributions with...
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August 24, 2016
Welcome to our third blog post in a series designed to share our highlights (and some of our challenges) as we move closer to defining our Open Licensing Policy, due to launch in January 2017. Vancouver Foundation asked our Advisory Committee members to help us take a ‘big picture’ look at our...
August 11, 2016
Welcome to our second blog post in a series designed to share our highlights (and some of our challenges) as we move closer to defining our Open Licensing Policy, due to launch in January 2017. As we mentioned before , we are engaging in multiple stakeholder meetings with staff, advisory committee...
August 2, 2016
Vancouver Foundation is Community Inspired. What this means to us is that community ideas, goals and interests guide us in every aspect of the work we do, and the work that we do is better when community is involved. Every year, through the generous support of our donors, we fund hundreds of...
Does this change the criteria Vancouver Foundation uses to make granting decisions?
January 16, 2016
No. This does not change how advisory committees will evaluate applications. Vancouver Foundation will not ask grantees to create materials that were not originally planned for in order to qualify for a grant. However, if a grantee produces materials that are beneficial to share, then grantees are...
Can I use the Publications I download from your website?
October 9, 2015
In 2015, Vancouver Foundation announced it would become the first Canadian community foundation to join the Open Licensing movement. As part of this initiative, Vancouver Foundation has committed to apply a Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC BY 4.0) to its own intellectual property, including...
May 7, 2015
May 7, 2015 Vancouver Foundation becomes the first Canadian community foundation to join the Open Licensing movement. VANCOUVER, BC - Vancouver Foundation today announced that, beginning in 2017, it will adopt an open licensing policy for projects funded through its community granting programs. The...
May 6, 2015
As the disaster unfolds in Nepal, I think of my time at CARE Canada in terms of the challenges to overcome as humanitarians seek to bring life-saving and meaningful assistance to the communities in need of support. The limited resources of food, water and medicine have yet to reach everyone in need...