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Donor Information Session - April 6th, 2017
April 6, 2017
In early April, Vancouver Foundation hosted our annual Donor Information Session. Tom Bradley and David Christopher , members of our Investment Committee and our new Vice President of Investments,...
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Event: How to Apply for a Grant - Funding Social Innovation
March 8, 2017
Vancouver Foundation administers the funds of more than 400 charitable agencies of all sizes and types across British Columbia. It is our goal to support these organizations and the services they...
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Fostering Change - Support The 700
What happens when youth from foster care turn 19? In BC, approximately 700 youth age out of the foster care system each year on their 19th birthday. Leaving government care – their “public parent” –...
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Tom Bradley, Fund Advisor and Board member
For almost 75 years , Vancouver Foundation has depended on the prudent management of its endowment—$1.1 billion as of 2016—to help fund its work across the province. And few know the challenges of...
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Binners' Project, Michael Leland
Every Monday , Michael Leland cycles to the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, towing a bike trailer. The trailer sports his own modifications: its load capacity has been expanded thanks to a freezer rack...
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VICTORIA - The Province has announced investment of $24 million to support community programs, increase access to fresh food, offer dental and hearing care for B.C.’s most vulnerable children, and...
Community Social Services Awareness Month
March is “Community Social Services Awareness Month.” Why should that matter? After all, it might be tempting to view this as another cause proclaimed for the cure of what ails us. One more awareness...
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Each year, Vancouver Foundation’s Grants and Community Initiatives team works closely with our volunteer Advisory Committee members to make discretionary grants to charities and other qualified...
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February 16, 2017
In February, we celebrated Vancouver Foundation’s 36 years of support for The Cultch through a collaborative Community Causes Learning Series event. These events are designed to inform and inspire...
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When we published our last blog post in late November of 2016, we had just shared that we had a ‘stop moment’ realization. What we were trying to accomplish and for whom wasn’t as clear as it could...
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Vancouver Foundation and our partners are proud to announce that Neighbourhood Small Grants are back for 2017! Communities across the lower mainland have just opened for applications, and we can't...
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Cultivating Friendships with Neighbourhood Small Grants
Community can start with carrots —along with rosemary, squash, rhubarb and pumpkins. That’s been the experience of Carlson Hui, Matt Cooke and other residents at a 155-unit condo complex called James...
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Canada's 150th
In 2017 Canada marks the 150th anniversary of confederation – an historic moment with the power to bring people and places together as we dream big about what our communities and our country could be...
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Vancouver Foundation CEO Kevin McCort As the world seemed to change overnight – becoming smaller, more exclusionary, less generous in word and deed – I couldn’t help but reflect on Vancouver...
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Miller Thomson LLP sparking growth in the community
Miller Thomson LLP provides comprehensive legal help in 11 communities across Canada. Established in 1957, they work along side private clients, charities and businesses of every shape and size...
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Estate Planning Seminar
January 24, 2017
Vancouver Foundation’s ongoing learning events are designed to inform and inspire fund advisors, donors and community members about a variety of topics to help shape their charitable plans. Through...
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Vancouver Foundation Magazine Fall 2016 - Girl Guides of Canada
Vancouver Foundation manages endowment funds on behalf of more than 400 charitable agencies across B.C. A charitable agency endowment fund provides for prudent capital growth coupled with a...
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Fresh Voices 2016 Awards
On December 5, 2016, over 200 young immigrants, refugees, and adult allies descended on the Terminal City Club for Vancouver Foundation’s 2016 Fresh Voices Awards. Our Fresh Voices initiative Awards...
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Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program
In January 2016, Kevin Wong was a 23-year-old criminology student who, inspired by cop movies, wanted to become a police officer. Ian Desrosier was a 41-year-old inmate at the Nanaimo Correctional...
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Marcel Duruisseau
Victoria’s Red Barn Market, on the corner of Vanalman and Glanford Avenues, is a bustling place. Customers come and go, day in, day out, some grabbing a smoked-meat sandwich for lunch, others picking...
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MEC - Mountain Equipment Co-op
Mountain Equipment Co-op's commitment to sustainability runs deep. Among its many initiatives, the retail co-operative has donated millions of dollars in grants towards environmental causes,...
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Outward Bound Canada
“ My 10-day journey of Clayoquot Sound was a total of 33 nautical miles. I learned how to tie different knots, take bearings on a compass, read charts and make a fire. I also learned a lot more about...
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Donation Calculator
Vancouver Foundation is pleased to introduce a new, easy to use, interactive web tool for you to learn how powerful your donation can be. Our Donation Calculator enables you to immediately see the...
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Giving Tuesday
There’s a global movement taking place and we’d like you to be a part of it! You’ve probably heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday – two days where frenzied shoppers annually kick-off the holiday...
Upcoming Grant & Donation Deadlines
If you are considering making a donation before the end of the year to ensure a 2016 tax receipt, please keep in mind the following dates: Friday, December 16th - Deadline for securities donations...
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