June 29, 2015
Community Foundations of BC Gathering In November, Vancouver Foundation was proud to host the Community Foundations of BC Gathering, a three day workshop designed to inspire learning, develop shared knowledge and further collaboration amongst BC’s 53 community foundations. The gathering featured...
June 22, 2015
Screen Shot 2015-09-25 at 4.15.51 PM.png To meet the people behind the numbers, please read our 2014 Year In Review
May 21, 2015
We are pleased to release the 2014 Year-In-Review. Inside the report you’ll get an overview of initiatives we undertook this past year as well as discover the impact that donors have made in our community. Thank you for continuing to place your trust in Vancouver Foundation. Together we are...
January 5, 2015
$1 billion. That’s the staggering amount of money Vancouver Foundation has granted to worthy projects since its inception in 1943. It’s an impressive milestone, but the Foundation doesn’t take all of the credit and it certainly doesn’t see it as the finish line – far from it. Achieving this...
December 11, 2014
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November 19, 2014
UPDATE: Vancouver Foundation thanks the Vancouver Mayor's Office and Mayor Gregor Robertson for officially proclaiming December 2nd, Giving Tuesday in Vancouver. Giving Tuesday is a new Canadian movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Cyber Monday. The “opening day of the...
November 17, 2014
Kevin McCort grew up on a farm in Ontario, with no conscious career goal except not to be a farmer. Little did he know that his eventual career choices would make him a potential kidnap target, see him caught in cross fire in a war zone and experience being charged by a large hippo (not all on the...
October 15, 2014
More than half of Canadian donors say they would increase their giving if there were better tax incentives. The Stretch Tax Credit is an innovative proposal that would give British Columbians the incentive to give more and would encourage them to think more strategically about their life-long...
December 31, 2013
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October 30, 2013
Vancouver Foundation’s new president and CEO, Kevin McCort, is ready to connect and engage with the community Kevin McCort assumed the reins as new president and CEO of Vancouver Foundation in September, following the retirement of Faye Wightman. A seasoned veteran of the not-for-profit sector,...
June 4, 2013
In this issue of Vancouver Foundation magazine, you’ll find a recurring theme of transition – whether it is a life transition, a physical move or a change in one’s environment. With every transition, we leave a mark in that space of time, signifying a shift – like a landmark on a journey. In...
June 3, 2013
After eight years at the helm of Vancouver Foundation, Faye Wightman has announced that she will retire from the Foundation this year in order to spend more time with family. She describes her time at Vancouver Foundation as being “among the most exciting and rewarding years of my career.” But...
January 12, 2013
Vancouver Foundation encourages all our grant recipients to build awareness of their projects. News releases, newsletters, posters, flyers and advertising are all ways your organization can share the impact of your work. You can also acknowledge Vancouver Foundation on social media by using...