July 28, 2009
July 28, 2009 -- The family of renowned architect Arthur Erickson has established a scholarship fund at Vancouver Foundation to help future students of architecture. Erickson died on May 20, 2009 at the age of 84 after a long and successful career as an architect. His work is known around the world...
July 13, 2009
July 13, 2009 -- Through the generosity of an anonymous donor, Vancouver Foundation is offering dollar for dollar matches on donations of $1,000 or more to its Community Impact Fund. "This the first time we've been able to offer this type of incentive to donors," says Faye Wightman, Vancouver...
July 7, 2009
July 7, 2009-Vancouver Foundation has approved an emergency grant of $7,500 to the Richmond Cat Sanctuary to help cope with a sudden influx of 100 farm cats and kittens at the facility. The cats were recently discovered in the barn of a local farm, and were suffering from a variety of ailments...
June 15, 2009
June 15, 2009--Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) today announced the appointment of Faye Wightman, President and CEO of Vancouver Foundation, as Chair of CFC’s Board of Directors. “On behalf of CFC I want to welcome Faye to her new role as Board Chair,” said Monica Patten, CFC President and CEO...
June 2, 2009
June 2, 2009 Ground-breaking youth survey gives Vancouver the grades DOWNLOAD PDF The results of Youth Vital Signs – a ground-breaking survey designed by youth and capturing the perceptions and experiences of 1,700 youth in Vancouver age 15 to 24 – were released today. The survey explored 12 issues...
March 15, 2009
In the Business of Reducing Homelessness One corporate leader is spearheading efforts to solve the housing crisis Helping the homeless? Business used to leave that to government and non-profits. But that’s changing, at least in Vancouver, where the business community is increasingly becoming a...
February 2, 2009
February 2, 2009 Streetohome Foundation contributes $750,000 of private donations to address homelessness DOWNLOAD PDF Streetohome Foundation officially launched today and gave $750,000 in private funding to projects that address homelessness. The Foundation’s aim is to help ensure that, by 2015,...
January 29, 2009
January 29, 2009 Vancouver Foundation approves $203,000 for Interior and Columbia/Kootenay non-profits DOWNLOAD PDF The Board of Vancouver Foundation has approved $203,200 in funding for eight unique projects that address a variety of community issues in BC’s Okanagan, Thompson and Columbia/...
January 20, 2009
January 20, 2009 Vancouver Foundation gives $745,000 to help homeless youth DOWNLOAD PDF Vancouver Foundation will distribute $745,000 in multi-year grants to local organizations that provide innovative housing solutions for homeless youth. The grants will support programs that help at-risk youth...
January 12, 2009
Jan. 12, 2009 Ministry of Housing and Social Development DOWNLOAD PDF VISIT THE WEBSITE $5M FUND MEANS BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR DISABILITY CLIENTS VANCOUVER – The Province is providing a $5-million grant to the Vancouver Foundation to help British Columbians with disabilities increase their savings for...
July 3, 2008
Vancouver Foundation is funding 25 unique projects that address a variety of community issues on Vancouver Island. [ More ] DOWNLOAD PDF July 3, 2008 Vancouver Foundation approves $622,000 for Island non-profits The Board of Vancouver Foundation has approved $622,000 in funding for 25 unique...
May 15, 2008
A BC Business article on Vancouver Foundation as it celebrates 65 years of philanthropy. DOWNLOAD PDF
April 10, 2008
April 10, 2008 Vancouver Foundation targets youth homelessness DOWNLOAD PDF Vancouver Foundation today announced that it will focus on a new area -- youth homelessness – and has approved $414,000 in initial funding for two programs that address this important issue. Every day in Vancouver, 400-600...