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Clasina van Bammel's fund has benefited nonprofits like Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver and the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre.
This story was originally published in the 2018 issue of the Vancouver Foundation Magazine . Written by Natalie Bruckner-Menchelli | Photo by Robert Karpa "You never know what’s possible until you go...
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Vancouver Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of LEVEL, our new youth engagement initiative. This new initiative will seek to level the playing field by empowering young Indigenous and...
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BC Community Foundations Gathering - Oct 10 and 11, 2018
October 10, 2018 to October 11, 2018
The 2018 Gathering represents an opportunity for BC community foundations to meet and share stories and knowledge and build capacity to ensure stronger communities for years to come. REGISTRATION...
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June 20, 2018 to June 21, 2018
Vancouver Foundation and The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada a 1.5 day summit in Vancouver for funders to co-explore innovative approaches in community investment and social...
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June 7, 2018
Vancouver Foundation's Community Causes Learning Series seeks to inform and inspire on a variety of community issues. Through storytelling and site visit tours, we are honoured to showcase Vancouver...
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Red Cross Society decades ago
This story was originally published in the 2018 issue of the Vancouver Foundation Magazine . When he established Vancouver Foundation, Whitford VanDusen was already adept at orchestrating charitable...
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Vancouver Foundation is turning 75 this year. It’s a big milestone — and we want to celebrate with people like you who have been part of our journey over the years. That's why this September 13th, we...
This story was originally published in the 2018 issue of the Vancouver Foundation Magazine . Written by Robin Brunet No matter how much media attention it receives, the opioid crisis is still too...
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We've just released our latest edition of Vancouver Foundation magazine. In addition to recognizing our 75th anniversary, this issue highlights people who are making a real difference in communities...
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New grant guidelines - out now
Vancouver Foundation is pleased to announce that our evolution from Field of Interest Grants to two new grant programs: Participatory Action Research Grants and Systems Change Grants is ready for...
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Vancouver, BC – As politicians and policy makers grapple with transit, jobs, and affordability ahead of municipal elections, an important new study offers insight into what immigrant and refugee...
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Through a different lens
In February, we shared the news that Vancouver Foundation is enhancing the way we respond to community needs by evolving our current Field of Interest Grants to two new grant programs: Participatory...
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April 8 to 16 is Make a Will Week
A well prepared, up-to-date Will is important so that you can make your final wishes known. Your Will can ensure the financial security of your family and provide a gift for your community...
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Estate planning seminar with Nicole Garton
There are many things to consider in estate planning, which can be a barrier for the one third of adults in Canada that have not yet created a will. There is also the misconception that without a...
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Over the next two months, Terra, Dave and Mike will travel to over 15 communities to connect with staff from a wide variety of charitable organizations. They're sharing presentations and holding...
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Neighbourhood Small Grants Now Open 2018!
Neighbourhood Small Grants is back for 2018! Vancouver Foundation, and our partners across the province, are excited to announce that Neighbourhood Small Grants are open for application in more...
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Over the last three years, Vancouver Foundation’s Field of Interest Grants program has focused on funding projects that address the root causes of pressing issues, and we’ve referred to these kinds...
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Since 2011, Vancouver Foundation has invested significant time, energy, ideas and money in bringing together foster care youth and immigrant and refugee youth, listening to them, and empowering them...
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Jason McLean and Kevin McCort
In early December, the Vancouver Foundation Board held its last meeting of 2017. As with many events nearing year-end, the timing offered opportunity for reflection. Our guest speaker that day – Vu...
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2017 Connect & Engage Report – Media Release
Vancouver, BC – According to new research published today by Vancouver Foundation, falling participation in community activities and greater vulnerability to social isolation among some groups means...
2017 Connect & Engage Report – out now!
Are we feeling more isolated than five years ago? Do we know our neighbours well enough to ask for help? Are we participating in community life? In 2012, our first Connections and Engagement report...
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Money, Meaning, and Mindfulness - Estate Planning Seminar
In November, Tracy Themes, Financial Advisor and Co-Founder of Sophia Financial Group , led an engaging discussion about Money, Meaning,and Mindfulness. Money is the currency of modern life, and yet...
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Stephanie Tait and Matt Hill, Run for One Planet
Ten years ago , Matt Hill and Stephanie Tait laced up their sneakers and left Vancouver to run a marathon. The next day they ran another, and then another – and about a year later they had completed...
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Fostering-Victoria
What an incredibly powerful day. On October 24th, Vancouver Foundation's Fostering Change initiative and First Call BC joined forces for an amazing day of dialogue between youth in-and-from foster...
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Upcoming Grant & Donation Deadlines
If you are considering making a donation before the end of the year to ensure a 2017 tax receipt , please keep in mind the following dates: Friday, December 15th - Deadline for securities donations...
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