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VANCOUVER, BC, March 18, 2016 – Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) is pleased to announce a $500,000 contribution from the Welcome Fund for Syrian Refugees (Welcome Fund) to the Vancouver...
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VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Foundation today announced that its fund holders have granted $544,000 to charitable projects and charities across British Columbia in support of the annual Giving Tuesday...
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May 7, 2015 Vancouver Foundation becomes the first Canadian community foundation to join the Open Licensing movement. VANCOUVER, BC - Vancouver Foundation today announced that, beginning in 2017, it...
Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Foundation is proud to announce the return of its Neighbourhood Small Grants program. Both Neighbourhood Small Grants and Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants are now...
This week, Vancouver Foundation had the opportunity to connect with the leaders of diverse organizations with international reach – all of whom are focused on a common goal of creating healthy...
The City Of Vancouver is committed to becoming a healthier city. The 2025 Healthy City strategy outlines 12 long term goals and targets in areas ranging from early childhood education, affordable...
Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Foundation has contributed close to $1.07 million to 16 community employment projects throughout the province that help meet the Community Action Employment Plan’s goal of...
March 3, 2014 - Vancouver Foundation today announced that its popular Neighbourhood Small Grants program (NSG) is open for 2014 applications to help make metro Vancouver neighbourhoods even better...
FEBRUARY 26, 2014, Vancouver, B.C. – A public opinion study released today by the Real Estate Foundation of BC and Vancouver Foundation found that only 38 per cent of respondents say that current...
$20,000 donation from the Syd Vernon Foundation supports Giving in Action Society’s Endowment 150 program Residents in northern BC with disabilities recently received a welcome push along the road to...
Some might say family is never more important than when helping young people find solid footing as adults. This Family Day, Vancouver Foundation is pleased to announce it has approved $700,000 in...
Today the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Foundation announced the community grant recipients of the second cycle of the Greenest City Fund, which will help support projects related to the City’s...
Diamonds may be forever, but having a roof overhead can make an everlasting difference in the life of a vulnerable youth at risk of becoming homeless. Britton Diamonds in Vancouver has committed one...
Vancouver Foundation congratulates former President and CEO, Faye Wightman, and former Board member Robert Lee on receiving Giving Hearts Awards today from the Vancouver chapter of the Association of...
Vancouver Foundation today released Youth Vital Signs , a report card on quality of life in metro Vancouver from a youth perspective. This comprehensive survey, co-sponsored by Coast Capital Savings...
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In its first year of operation, the Vancouver Rent Bank (VRB) program has prevented evictions for over 200 people through the use of small, interest-free loans to help them through a temporary...
Vancouver, BC − The majority of British Columbians want to extend the age of government support to youth in foster care from 19 to at least age 21, a new province-wide survey conducted by Vancouver...
Vancouver, BC – Immigrant and refugee youth are calling upon the B.C. Ministry of Education to allow English Language Learning (also known as English as a Second Language) courses to count toward...
Vancouver, B.C. – Gord MacDougall, Board Chair of Vancouver Foundation, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin McCort as President and Chief Executive Officer of Vancouver Foundation. McCort...
Vancouver Foundation today announced the appointment of Sarah Morgan-Silvester, Chancellor of the University of British Columbia, to the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Ms. Morgan-Silvester has...
June 4, 2013 -- Vancouver Foundation embraced His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada’s call to build a more “smart and caring” nation by launching a $4 million...
Vancouver -- May 30, 2013 -- Faye Wightman, President and CEO of Vancouver Foundation, announced that she will retire later this year as the head of Canada's largest community foundation, a position...
May 28, 2013 -- Members of the public will get a glimpse of life on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) through the eyes of its resident artists at a visual arts exhibit starting May 29 at the...
May 23, 2013 -- Vancouver heiress Judith Jardine bequeaths $40 million to three beneficiaries Vancouver Foundation, the University of British Columbia and the BC Conference of The United Church of...
May 8, 2013 -- Vancouver Foundation and its donors provided more than 4,000 grants and distributions totaling more than $46 million to registered charities across Canada in 2012 — a 12 per cent...

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