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Artist at loom
Vancouver Foundation, in partnership with the BC Arts Council, will be launching the Arts and Social Innovation Program intended for arts and culture not-for-profit organizations interested in...
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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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Over the last three years, Vancouver Foundation’s Field of Interest Grants program has focused on funding projects that address the root causes of pressing issues, and we’ve referred to these kinds...
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Since 2011, Vancouver Foundation has invested significant time, energy, ideas and money in bringing together foster care youth and immigrant and refugee youth, listening to them, and empowering them...
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Jason McLean and Kevin McCort
In early December, the Vancouver Foundation Board held its last meeting of 2017. As with many events nearing year-end, the timing offered opportunity for reflection. Our guest speaker that day – Vu...
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2017 Connect & Engage Report – out now!
Are we feeling more isolated than five years ago? Do we know our neighbours well enough to ask for help? Are we participating in community life? In 2012, our first Connections and Engagement report...
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Money, Meaning, and Mindfulness - Estate Planning Seminar
In November, Tracy Themes, Financial Advisor and Co-Founder of Sophia Financial Group , led an engaging discussion about Money, Meaning,and Mindfulness. Money is the currency of modern life, and yet...
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Upcoming Grant & Donation Deadlines
If you are considering making a donation before the end of the year to ensure a 2017 tax receipt , please keep in mind the following dates: Friday, December 15th - Deadline for securities donations...
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My Philanthropy video
We are excited to unveil a new one minute video that explains one of the benefits of having an endowment fund. My Philanthropy is Vancouver Foundation's secure online portal that gives fund advisors...
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DTES Small Arts Grants
Vancouver Foundation, in partnership with the Carnegie Community Centre , is proud to announce the Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grants program opens for applications on Monday October 16, 2017 . For...
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Vancouver Foundation and our partners in Clayoquot Sound, Britannia Beach and Squamish are proud to announce that Neighbourhood Small Grants are open for 2017! This year we’re launching Neighbourhood...
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Support the 700 Fostering Change
In the run-up to the 2017 BC Provincial Election, Vancouver Foundation's Fostering Change initiative launched a new awareness campaign - #SUPPORTTHE700 - to encourage all election candidates to sign...
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#LOSTVOTESYVR is a campaign to make our local government accountable to everyone who lives in Vancouver
Vancouver Foundation’s Fresh Voices initiative offers a way for immigrant and refugee youth from across B.C. to engage in dialogue and action to identify and remove barriers to their success. One of...
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Canada Cultural Investment Fund Matching Opportunity
The Canadian Heritage endowment fund matching program is an opportunity for arts and culture organizations to receive funding - up to a dollar for each dollar raised, depending on the availability of...
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The anti-hate campaign, ‘Combating Hate, Advancing Inclusion’ aims to empower budding Muslim filmmakers to challenge prejudice and help foster greater inclusion of Muslim youth within Canadian society.
Vancouver Foundation’s Fresh Voices initiative has joined a new national campaign to address Islamaphobia. The anti-hate campaign, ‘Combating Hate, Advancing Inclusion’ aims to empower budding Muslim...
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2017 Connections and Engagement Survey
How do you feel about your neighbourhood? How easy do you find it to make friends? Do you know your neighbours well enough to ask for help? How would you describe your sense of belonging? In 2012,...
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The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada is an open network to promote giving, sharing, and philanthropy in Aboriginal communities across the country. The Circle connects with and...
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On May 18th, nearly 200 people filled Vancity Theatre for My Mother’s Home 2017, a celebration of migration, motherhood, and diversity, and the first event of the 2017 Fresh Voices speaker series...
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2016 Year In Review
2016 was another excellent year of learning, sharing and evolving. And as we look back at our activities and achievements, we cannot help but acknowledge that we are only successful in our endeavours...
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