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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Senior couple walking in park
Did you know? Surprisingly most people spend more time researching a vehicle purchase than they do for retirement planning. To help shed some light on retirement planning, we invited Michael Erez,...
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The Neighbourhood Small Grants program is a 50/50 co-funding partnership between Vancouver Foundation and communities around the province to support projects that help people connect with one another...
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We’ve heard from many organizations that a significant barrier to applying for funding at Vancouver Foundation is the 50% fund matching requirement. So, we’re making some changes. Starting 2019, both...
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If you are considering making a donation before the end of the year to ensure a 2018 tax receipt , please keep in mind the following dates: December 14th - Deadline to request a grant and for...
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In 2017 Vancouver Foundation released our second report on loneliness and social isolation, called Connect & Engage . Through this research, we learned that people are yearning for connection;...
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A new research report entitled Doing Good for Business: The Inclusion of Philanthropy in The Canadian Professional Advisor’s Business Practice, and funded in part by Vancouver Foundation, closely...
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As service to Vancouver Foundation fund advisors and grantees remains our top priority, we are monitoring the situation closely. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us . To obtain...
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Artist at loom
Vancouver Foundation, in partnership with the BC Arts Council, is launching the Arts and Social Innovation Program intended for arts and culture not-for-profit organizations interested in developing...
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LEVEL logo
Vancouver Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of LEVEL, our new youth engagement initiative. This new initiative will seek to level the playing field by empowering young Indigenous and...
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New grant guidelines - out now
Vancouver Foundation is pleased to announce that our evolution from Field of Interest Grants to two new grant programs: Participatory Action Research Grants and Systems Change Grants is ready for...
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Through a different lens
In February, we shared the news that Vancouver Foundation is enhancing the way we respond to community needs by evolving our current Field of Interest Grants to two new grant programs: Participatory...
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April 8 to 16 is Make a Will Week
A well prepared, up-to-date Will is important so that you can make your final wishes known. Your Will can ensure the financial security of your family and provide a gift for your community...
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Estate planning seminar with Nicole Garton
There are many things to consider in estate planning, which can be a barrier for the one third of adults in Canada that have not yet created a will. There is also the misconception that without a...
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Over the next two months, Terra, Dave and Mike will travel to over 15 communities to connect with staff from a wide variety of charitable organizations. They're sharing presentations and holding...
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Neighbourhood Small Grants Now Open 2018!
Neighbourhood Small Grants is back for 2018! Vancouver Foundation, and our partners across the province, are excited to announce that Neighbourhood Small Grants are open for application in more...
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