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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...
May 7, 2013 -- Metro Vancouver youth aged 15 to 24 will have an opportunity to provide their views and perspectives on important social issues such as homelessness, health and education through the...
May 2, 2013 -- Vancouver Foundation announced today that it has extended the application deadline for its Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) program in Surrey to May 31, 2013. The Neighbourhood Small...
May 1, 2013 -- Gordon MacDougall, Chair of Vancouver Foundation, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason McLean, President and Chief Executive Officer of the McLean Group, to the Foundation’s...
April 16, 2013 -- Vancouver Foundation Statement on its Support for the Carnegie Community Action Project Vancouver Foundation has a long history of funding worthwhile projects in the Downtown...
March 11, 2013 -- Vancouver Foundation President and CEO Faye Wightman commended the BC government for its $2 million funding commitment for the Giving in Action Society (GIA), which was announced...
February 13, 2013 -- “Our Neighbourhood Small Grants program started in Vancouver in 1999, with one neighbourhood,” says Vancouver Foundation President and CEO Faye Wightman. “It soon expanded to...
February 12, 2013 - Helping families connect to nature near their home; making small Vancouver businesses more energy efficient; holding bike skills courses for low-income individuals; and creating a...
February 7, 2013 -- The City of Vancouver and Vancouver Foundation today announced the 17 recipients of the 2012 Community Grants from the Greenest City Fund, who will receive a total of $391,500 in...
VANCOUVER (BC), February 6, 2013—As the first ever Family Day approaches, the YMCA of Greater Vancouver, Vancouver Foundation, YWCA Metro Vancouver, United Way of the Lower Mainland, Boys & Girls...
January 31, 2013 -- Metro libraries are not the hushed mausoleums of yore. Some are talking about selling books, hosting knitting workshops, scattering book lending boxes throughout neighbourhoods,...
November 28, 2012 -- Vancouver Foundation announced today that “Gen Why Media” is the winner of a special $5,000 grant inspired by the findings of the Foundation’s 2012 Connections and Engagement...
October 22, 2012 -- The family of Amanda Todd has created two different funds at Vancouver Foundation in honour of their daughter. The 15-year-old Port Coquitlam girl died last week after years of...
October 10, 2012 -- Today’s launch of the Vancouver Rent Bank means low-income residents facing potential eviction or loss of essential utilities due to a temporary financial crisis will be able to...
October 4, 2012 -- (Vancouver, B.C.) Today, in preparation for the Seventh Annual Homelessness Action Week (October 7 – 13), the Greater Vancouver Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness released...
Connections and Engagement, A Closer Look: When we feel we have nothing to offer One of the most surprising findings from our Connections and Engagement Survey came from a question that we thought we...
August 9 , 2012 --The City of Vancouver has set out a plan to become the greenest city in the world by 2020. Today, Vancouver Foundation announced a call for proposals from community organizations...
Connections and Engagement, A Closer Look: The benefits of neighbourliness A neighbourhood is so much more than a geographically localized area. It is the place we call home, where our children play...
June 27 , 2012 -- Vancouver Foundation today announced the recipients of the first round of Generation Green Grants for 2012. Six projects will benefit from grants totalling $37,460. One of those...
One in three people living in metropolitan Vancouver say it can be difficult to make friends here. Seventy per cent have never had a neighbour over. And 47 per cent do not trust or do not know if...
June 4 , 2012 --Today, Vancouver Foundation joined other charities, organizations and individuals across Canada in expressing concern about the federal government’s proposed legislation in Bill C-38...
June 4 , 2012 -- Vancouver Foundation and Family Services of Greater Vancouver are working together to expand a popular community-building program into New Westminster. Neighbourhood Small Grants (...
May 22 , 2012 -- Vancouver Foundation and Carnegie Community Centre co-sponsor a group show of 48 emerging artists from the Downtown Eastside. The artists are part of Vancouver Foundation’s Downtown...
May 8, 2012 - Vancouver Foundation is one of the first charities in Canada to be accredited under new national standards for non-profit organizations. The Foundation was recently granted the...
April 17, 2012—The City of Vancouver and Vancouver Foundation today announced an innovative partnership that will help Vancouver become the greenest city by 2020, with both organizations contributing...

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