March 8, 2017
Insights and learning from The Greenest City Fund Partnership, between Vancouver Foundation and the City of Vancouver from 2012 to 2015. This report focuses on the experience of participants in the Greenest City Community Grants stream, a novel program and unique collaboration.
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March 15, 2016
We depend on bees for a lot more than honey. In fact, bees pollinate the plants that supply up to one-third of the food we eat, so it’s important to both global food security and our local economy to protect their habitat. And yet, even the very act of beekeeping can be to our own benefit – a fact...
February 18, 2015
2014 Greenest City Community Grant Recipients For immediate release. [ PDF Version ] Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Foundation and the City of Vancouver are pleased to announce the recipients of our 2014 Greenest City Community Grants Program, which supports community-led projects that help make...
October 30, 2013
While South Granville is known for its designer shops, live theatre and award-winning restaurants, affordable produce can be hard to find. Populated by many seniors, some of whom have been living in the area for decades, the South Granville area of Vancouver is known for its designer shops, live...
June 14, 2013
When you think about bees, what comes to mind? Honey? Hives? Yellow and black stripes? Stings? Well, Tanya Otero would like you to think again, and introduce you to BC’s native pollinator: the mason bee. “These are truly West Coast bees,” Otero explains. “They’re the only bees that work in the rain...
January 20, 2013
Greenest-city.jpg The Greenest City Fund was a partnership between The City of Vancouver and Vancouver Foundation from 2012 to 2015. During that time we teamed up to create a four year fund to support community-led green projects – and distributed almost $2 million to projects in Vancouver that...
December 17, 2012
You can be forgiven for thinking the Henderson Spirit Garden is an eerie place full of cobwebs, ghosts and apparitions. Actually, nothing could be further from the truth. The garden takes its name from the students’ council of a south Vancouver elementary school—the Henderson Spirit Team. The...
November 18, 2012
Initiatives.jpg Community Research Our research tells us that people today feel a lack of togetherness in community life. A lack of belonging. Through community consultations and independent research, we’ve heard a hunger for social connections, and a desire among people from different ethnicities...