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Emergency Community Support Fund
UPDATE: June 26, 2020 Vancouver Foundation has granted the full funding available to our community through the ECSF. We are unfortunately no longer accepting applications. Since the start of the...
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Staff at House of Omeed preparing and delivering food baskets
Moving to a new country can be challenging in the best of times but during a pandemic, it can be even harder. House of Omeed , a charity in Burnaby, has been on the frontlines of immigrant and...
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Artist at Oxygen Art Centre reviewing their painting and sketches
The arts have a profound way of bringing people together through creative expressions that capture imaginations, challenge the way we think about our world, and provide meaning during difficult times...
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Report: Arts organizations, sports and recreation groups, environmental organizations and social service agencies may disappear in the next few months. At Vancouver Foundation, we’re serious about...
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Mom2Mom staff delivering essential items to low-income moms and children
Mothers are the pillars of our communities and during these times of uncertainty, they are especially important in offering stability and care. Organizations like Mom2Mom Child Poverty Initiative are...
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At the heart of community foundations is a powerful idea: that each community knows best how to respond to its own local needs and priorities. Through a $1.5 million grant from our Community Response...
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When this pandemic hit, Vancouver Foundation jumped to act. Together with major partners from all sectors, we launched the Community Response Fund to get rapid relief where it’s needed most. In just...
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Update May 4, 2020: You've helped us raise $104,300 for the Community Response Fund! Thank you so much to everyone who has participated over this weekend. Support charities with a tweet For the next...
Zero Ceiling youth smiling together while snowboarding
Job loss, housing instability, and social isolation. These have been some of the top challenges that youth organizations like Zero Ceiling have been tackling during this pandemic. For more than two...
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Who's In Your Heart? Share who's in your heart with our ten colouring pages. Print them out, get artistic, and even put them on your window to brighten the days of people walking by. These colouring...
In Our Hearts
We’re all feeling it lately. Our concern for one another is growing. Beyond family and friends, the circle of who and what we care about these days is widening. This pandemic is a powerful reminder...
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Downtown Eastside Heart
Some of the most inspiring examples of people coming together to confront adversity during this pandemic are coming out of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES). One of the lifelines of the community...
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Over the course of one week, neighbourhood houses have stepped up to get creative and rapidly shift services and programs to support their communities through the uncharted territory of COVID-19...
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The Community Response Fund deploys essential relief to charities in BC that provide health and social services and arts, culture, and community benefits that have been impacted by COVID-19 and its...
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Overview Vancouver Foundation has joined Vancity Credit Union, United Way Lower Mainland, and the City of Vancouver to launch the Community Response Fund (CRF) to support community through the COVID-...
UPDATE: Vancouver Foundation has joined a multi-sector partnership to launch a Community Response Fund to support community through this unprecedented time. The Fund will rapidly deploy essential...
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Vancouver Foundation has been recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers (2020). We’re proud to be a name from the charitable sector on this year’s list. See our full profile page on the BC’s Top...
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Child doing cartwheels at a Neighbourhood Small Grants event
Today, Vancouver Foundation is launching the new brand and website for Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) as we open applications for the spring cycle of NSG grants. The program is based on the idea...
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Monty Jang Vancouver Foundation Fund Holder
“Walk a Little, Rest a Little, Smile for a While, Enjoy” This poem is placed on a park bench on the Vancouver seawall donated by philanthropist and Vancouver Foundation donor Monty Jang. Right next...
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We have approved $5.4 million to fund BC communities in support of systems change projects. In the same round, we also approved $587,000 in funding in support of participatory action research...
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Donor Advised Fund at Vancouver Foundation Helps Students Send Flatworms into Space
Megan Poteryko, Parker Davie, and Abigail Sitler recently graduated from Nanaimo District Secondary School with a distinction few other alumni can lay claim to: making history in outer space...
Vancouver Foundation is proud to announce our role as a regional partner to Community Foundations of Canada in the Investment Readiness Program (IRP), a federally funded initiative for social purpose...
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Ken Haycock of 100 Gay Men for a Cause
When Ken Haycock came across a post on social media for the charity 100 Women Who Care it sparked something in him, so he decided to delve a little deeper. “The charity seemed to combine my interest...
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Key Dates for Develop/Convene Grants in 2020
To give those applying for a short-term grant clarity on when they can expect to hear back on their grant application, Vancouver Foundation will now have four distinct grant cycles per year for the...
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The Poetry of Myra Pierre | A DTES Small Arts Grants Recipient
Written by Laura Walker Photography and video by Marina Dodis WATCH: Myra Pierre recites "Eagle Feather" and shares about her history as a residential school survivor >> Every year, Vancouver...

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