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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...
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...
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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...
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In Our Hearts
July 27 Update: Note: We are no longer accepting donations or new applications to the Community Response Fund at this time. We encourage further donations to address pressing community needs, such as...
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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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Last updated: October 5, 2020 Note: We are no longer accepting donations or new applications to the Community Response Fund at this time. We encourage further donations to address pressing community...
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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-...
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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...
Young woman presenting her policy project
From now until December 12, the LEVEL Youth Policy Program (LEVEL YPP) is accepting applications for its second cohort. The LEVEL Youth Policy Program is a six-month leadership program for a cohort...
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We've just released our latest edition of our magazine. At Vancouver Foundation, we're building a better future through innovation and this issue highlights people who are making a real difference in...
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This story was originally published in the 2019 issue of the Vancouver Foundation Magazine . Written by Natalie Bruckner. Photos: Claudette Carracedo While on a seven-hour train ride from Leiden,...
Vital Signs 2019 is a snapshot of community participation in BC. Photo is of a young girl, gesturing with her hands, talking to an older woman.
Vancouver Foundation’s Vital Signs 2019, launched today, is a report with data that gives us a better understanding of what community participation looks like for BC residents. This is important data...
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