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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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Preparing for the big one - neighbourhood disaster preparedness
Preparing for the Big One Lourette Swanepoel works as an urban planner , and so she was very aware that her neighbourhood was lacking one key plan: earthquake preparedness. “I didn’t have my act...
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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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Act of Faith - Hijab Awareness Day
One day soon after the November 2015 terrorist attack in Paris, Shazia Suleman was walking home from a neighbourhood park with her two young children when a man started yelling at her. “Go back to...
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Fez-on-a-chaise
Vancouver Foundation and our partners are proud to announce that Neighbourhood Small Grants are back for 2017! Communities across the lower mainland have just opened for applications, and we can't...
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Cultivating Friendships with Neighbourhood Small Grants
Community can start with carrots —along with rosemary, squash, rhubarb and pumpkins. That’s been the experience of Carlson Hui, Matt Cooke and other residents at a 155-unit condo complex called James...
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Vancouver Foundation Magazine Fall 2016
We are pleased to release the Fall 2016 edition of the Vancouver Foundation Magazine, The Nature of Belonging. Vancouver Foundation Magazine brings you stories of modern philanthropy. It features the...
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Image: UBC Communications & Marketing/Martin Dee Are you a University of British Columbia student, staff, faculty member or member of the Musqueam community with a great idea for a community...
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People in Hillside-Quadra Community
Vancouver Foundation is pleased to announce Neighbourhood Small Grants are available again in Victoria (Hillside-Quadra). These grants are made possible through a partnership between Vancouver...
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February 24, 2016
Vancouver Foundation’s ongoing learning series - Community Causes - is designed to inform and inspire donors and community members about a variety of community issues. Through story-telling and site...
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Vancouver Foundation, in partnership with local community organizations across the lower mainland and the City of Vancouver, are very proud to announce that Neighbourhood Small Grants and Greenest...
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The Neighbourhood Small Grants team is excited to announce grant applications will open soon across many communities in the lower mainland. After an amazing 2015 full of new projects, new project...
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Vancouver Foundation Magazine Fall 2015
We are pleased to release the Fall 2015 edition of the Vancouver Foundation Magazine, Finding Inspiration in Generosity . Vancouver Foundation Magazine brings you stories of modern philanthropy. It...
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Vancouver Foundation is proud to announce the expansion of the Neighbourhood Small Grants program into two new communities through co-funding partnerships with Clayoquot Biosphere Trust and Victoria...
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Judie Cummer. Legacy Donor
For the past six years Judie Cummer has been getting together with her neighbours to plan an annual block party, supported by a grant from Vancouver Foundation’s Neighbourhood Small Grants program...
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On May 21 st Vancouver Foundation’s Neighbourhood Small Grants team hosted a one-day event to bring together coordinators, Resident Advisory Committee members and project leaders representing all the...
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Vancouver Foundation's Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) program is based on a simple but powerful idea: when people feel a sense of connection and belonging to their neighbourhood, they are more...
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Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Foundation is proud to announce the return of its Neighbourhood Small Grants program. Both Neighbourhood Small Grants and Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants are now...
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Sometimes vegetable stew includes turnips. Usually it has potatoes, onions and carrots, but it might also include grains and seasonal farmers market produce like squash or zucchini. Each time it’s...
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The story of two women who built a community in the streets of Surrey. January 2012: An idea is born It’s a dismal winter night. Linda Kompauer and Laura Krowchenko are taking friends home through...
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The best-known sign in Deaf culture, the one for “I love you,” was a big hit at a Surrey housing complex during a five-day workshop last summer. Posters and T-shirts were emblazoned with the gesture...
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Indonesians have been creating colourful and intricate patterns on fabrics since the seventh century. Called batik , it’s used for everything from ceremonial attire to textiles that bring luck to...
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When Tricia Keith and her family moved to a new housing development in Whalley, they felt, like their neighbours, that the area needed some fresh energy. It needed some inspiration and a little...
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When Judy Kenzie set out to spread the word about the benefits of growing your own food in small spaces, she took her message to the streets of Vancouver… in the back of a pick-up truck. Kenzie...
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Nathan Coburn is the Origami Kid – and a stealth community nurturer. The enthusiastic 11-year-old with the nimble fingers paws through a vat of his brightly coloured origami creations to show off...
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