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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...
The Representative together with the Vancouver Foundation brought together more than 120 immigrant and refugee youth from more than 30 countries at the 2011 Fresh Voices from Long Journeys Summit...
February 9, 2012—In 2011, Vancouver Foundation,through its Giving in Action Society (GIA), gave out $4.8 million to 137 BC families who care for a family member with a disability. This money helped...
November 25, 2011—Vancity and Vancouver Foundation today announced the launch of the Resilient Capital Program, which includes a new product for depositors who want to make a guaranteed fixed return...
October 31, 2011—Nineteen winners of Vancouver Foundation’s Generation Green Awards showcased their completed projects to a crowd of 500 local philanthropists and dignitaries at a recent community...
July 11, 2011—Whistler—Sea to Sky Community Services is pleased to announce the award of a $30,000 grant from the Vancouver Foundation in support of a new Mentorship Employment Program in Whistler...
June 27, 2011—Vancouver Foundation announced today it is partnering with the City of Vancouver to expand its Neighbourhood Small Grants program in the Downtown Eastside communities. “We are delighted...
June 13, 2011 — To mark its 50th anniversary, the National Theatre School of Canada (NTS), in conjunction with Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) and Vancouver Foundation, will support young...
May 18, 2011 - VANCOUVER – Picture a grant that will help children and youth with special needs gain greater access to their community, have more mobility and independence, and supports their...
May 11, 2011 - VANCOUVER – The Vancouver Foundation will be facilitating a roundtable discussion between His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and youth in...
May 7, 2011 -- Trikes with cargo bins designed to provide courier services in downtown Vancouver. Kids on bikes picking up organic waste from local businesses to turn into compost for the community...
January 17, 2011 -- Vancouver Foundation today launched the Generation Green Awards -- a special, 
one-time initiative that will provide cash awards of up to $12,500 for environmental projects...
December 2010 - Vancouver Sun Charity Profile on Vancouver Foundation and Alex Weir If Oppenheimer Park sounds familiar, it is because it’s an infamous park, a park with a 100-year-plus history, a...
BC’s non-profit sector is still struggling with financial challenges but the majority of organizations feel prepared for the future, according to a survey of 575 charities conducted by Vancouver...
SEPT 2010 - Measures of success - by Faye Wightman, CEO, Vancouver Foundation "There is a long-standing debate in philanthropy about measuring success and measuring impact. On the one hand, there is...
April 07, 2010 - Vancouver Foundation held its first-ever forum on youth homelessness today. Youth workers shared the successes and challenges they’ve experienced trying to link young people who are...
Vancouver Foundation has been honoured with two top awards from the Council of Foundations in the United States. Every year, COF holds the Wilmer Shields Rich Awards, which recognize excellence in...
For 2010, the Foundation will provide $800,000 in grants to arts and culture groups -- more than double its contribution in 2009. In education, $600,000 has been allocated for 2010 -- an increase of...
January 25, 2010 Despite a challenging financial picture in 2009, Vancouver Foundation continued to support important community projects throughout British Columbia. Fraser Valley Kelowna Lower...
January 19 - 2010 -- In 2009, Vancouver Foundation, through its Giving in Action Society (GIA), gave a total of $7.3 million to 224 families in BC who care for a family member with a disability. The...
January 18 - 2010 -- Vancouver Foundation today announced the details of four projects it recently funded for a total of $825,000. The following projects are designed to specifically address the...
October 26 - 2009 -- Vancouver Foundation released its report Weathering the Storm today. It is the first definitive study to examine the effects of the economic downturn on charities in BC. The...
In May 2009, the HR Council for the Voluntary & Non-profit Sector and Vancouver Foundation hosted a provincial forum to examine labour force issues in the nonprofit sector. More than 40...
August 5, 2009 -- The Downtown Eastside is normally a hotbed of artistic activity. But this fall, it will be even busier, as Vancouver Foundation and the Carnegie Community Centre have announced the...
July 28, 2009 -- The family of renowned architect Arthur Erickson has established a scholarship fund at Vancouver Foundation to help future students of architecture. Erickson died on May 20, 2009 at...

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