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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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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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