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“The work that we are doing is SO exciting and it feels as though my passion and my work have finally met in a project that I feel so strongly about. The process that we went through in the cohort,...
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BC Community Foundations: 2019 Projects
Earlier this year, we launched a granting program for BC’s community foundations to build capacity and strengthen their community leadership role. In 2019, our granting pool was $150,000. We are so...
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Vancouver Foundation's Legacy Donor Appreciation Event at the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art.
July 30, 2019
For this year’s Legacy Donor Appreciation event, we teamed up with the Gordon & Marion Smith Foundation for Young Artists to create a bright, cheerful lunch social experience. These events are...
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Dara Parker, VP, Grants & Community Initiatives, Vancouver Foundation
On the heels of a successful inaugural year, Vancouver Foundation is presenting its innovative On the Table conversation series again in 2019. This September 26, hosts from across the province will...
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Vancouver Foundation staff at the Neighbourhood Small Grants Learning Day: Trilby Smith, Natalie Ord, Vincent Tom, Andrew Kohlgrueber, Esther Tung, Lidia Kemeny, Meseret Taye, Jenny Lee-Leugner, Dara Parker
May 22, 2019
The Neighbourhood Small Grants Learning Day is a one-day community event that brings together Project Leaders (grantees), the Neighbourhood Grant Committee members that review applications, and...
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Vancouver Foundation Grants, Systems Change, PAR, Fostering Change
Vancouver Foundation is proud to announce over $5-million in new grants to support projects that will help build stronger communities across BC. We believe the best solutions to local challenges come...
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In our 75th year, we challenged ourselves to walk the talk and engage with community in new ways. We launched On the Table BC, inviting people to get together and share a meal and talk about what...
Vancouver Foundation manages 700 endowment funds for 500 charities across Canada. We are honoured to support these charities with their long-term success.​ I recently sat down with Dee Dee Sung,...
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C&E
Vancouver Foundation has released today Connect & Engage Mini-Reports , a new research series that takes a closer look at the state of connection and engagement in Metro Vancouver. Drawing on the...
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In 2018, Vancouver Foundation launched LEVEL Youth Granting, a grant program to promote youth leadership within the non-profit and charitable sectors by creating pathways for staff and governance...
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Since 2015, systems change grantmaking has become the primary focus of Vancouver Foundation’s responsive, discretionary granting. From 2015 to 2017, Social Innovation Grants (renamed to ‘Systems...
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Written by Vi Nguyen and Trilby Smith In 2018, Vancouver Foundation launched LEVEL -- a youth engagement initiative that builds on what we've learned through our work on past youth initiatives: Fresh...
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This story was originally published in the 2018 issue of the Vancouver Foundation Magazine . Written by Robin Brunet Restaurants may be a risky proposition in as competitive a place as Vancouver, but...
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Many donors want to improve our communities and feel the best way to do that is to leave it to the expert advisors at Vancouver Foundation. Did you know that through a Donor Advised Fund at Vancouver...
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How would you choose to spend your 100th birthday? I suppose that is not a question we often ponder. For centenarian Vivian Henning, the youngest of two daughters, born in Saskatchewan and raised in...
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Women Deliver is the world’s largest conference on the health, rights, and wellbeing of women and girls. It brings together more than 6,000 advocates and allies from all sectors across the globe to...
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This story was originally published in the 2018 issue of the Vancouver Foundation Magazine . Written by Stacey McLachlan Director/writer Corey Payette was in the audience, watching an early showing...
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Grey squirrels, AnimalKind
We interviewed Dr. Sara Dubois, lead researcher of the Humane Wildlife Control Accreditation project (now AnimalKind), which received a Test Grant in 2016 and a Scale Grant this year. This project...
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Senior couple walking in park
Did you know? Surprisingly most people spend more time researching a vehicle purchase than they do for retirement planning. To help shed some light on retirement planning, we invited Michael Erez,...
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Totems to Forest Carver
This story was originally published in the 2018 issue of the Vancouver Foundation Magazine . Written by Robin Brunet Engaging at-risk youth has been a long-time concern of the Haida First Nation. So...
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November 20, 2018
Legacy Donor Appreciation Events are a chance to show our gratitude to donors who have left a gift in their will to Vancouver Foundation, and to showcase our community partners. Legacy gifts help to...
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This story was originally published in the 2018 issue of the Vancouver Foundation Magazine . Written by Stacey McLachlan Twenty million dollars: that’s the amount that B.C. universities spend...
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The Neighbourhood Small Grants program is a 50/50 co-funding partnership between Vancouver Foundation and communities around the province to support projects that help people connect with one another...
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We’ve heard from many organizations that a significant barrier to applying for funding at Vancouver Foundation is the 50% fund matching requirement. So, we’re making some changes. Starting 2019, both...
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If you are considering making a donation before the end of the year to ensure a 2018 tax receipt , please keep in mind the following dates: December 14th - Deadline to request a grant and for...
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