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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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This story was originally published in the 2018 issue of the Vancouver Foundation Magazine . It’s natural to donate to a cause that has personal meaning. The owners of a beloved dog or cat might feel...
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LEVEL Youth Policy Program participants at one of their modules, taking place in BC Legislature in Victoria.
By Esther Tung, Communications Manager - If I didn’t work at Vancouver Foundation, I’d have applied for LEVEL’s Youth Policy Program this year. Giving racialized youth* the tools to shape policy? Yes...
LEVEL Youth Policy Program Participants of 2019
June 12, 2019
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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At the Emerge Festival 2019 showcase of art by Downtown Eastside Small Arts grants recipients, a woman looks at the artwork on the walls.
At Emerge Festival this year, 45 artists from the Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grants (DTES Small Arts Grants) programs revealed their newest pieces. Go to the full photo album >> This annual...
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Our President and CEO, Kevin McCort has been appointed to Canada’s Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector (ACCS), which was announced on Friday, August 23 by the Minister of National Revenue...
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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
Nov.7 update: Learn about what kinds of projects we fund on our social media channels. Every Monday and Wednesday on Twitter ( @vancouverfdn ), we'll post a new #GrantAtAGlance highlighting a project...
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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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