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Three preschool aged children graduating from the Indigenous HIPPY program
Parenting has seen one of the biggest shifts in everyday life since the pandemic began in March. With childcare and schools closed, children at home full time, and the uncertainty of what’s to come,...
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After more than a year of planning to launch, Vancouver Food Runners could never have anticipated all that hard work would culminate in responding to a global pandemic. Vancouver Food Runners is a...
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Illustration by Dawn Lo of a multi-generational family
Throughout the pandemic, accurate and timely information has been a critical part of BC’s progress in flattening the curve. But essential information has been inaccessible to some communities — and...
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PADS puppies
When Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS) had to cancel their largest fundraiser in March due to COVID, they knew it was critical for them to find new ways to raise funds and continue their...
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Emergency Community Support Fund
UPDATE: June 26, 2020 Vancouver Foundation has granted the full funding available to our community through the ECSF. We are unfortunately no longer accepting applications. Since the start of the...
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Staff at House of Omeed preparing and delivering food baskets
Moving to a new country can be challenging in the best of times but during a pandemic, it can be even harder. House of Omeed , a charity in Burnaby, has been on the frontlines of immigrant and...
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Artist at Oxygen Art Centre reviewing their painting and sketches
The arts have a profound way of bringing people together through creative expressions that capture imaginations, challenge the way we think about our world, and provide meaning during difficult times...
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Report: Arts organizations, sports and recreation groups, environmental organizations and social service agencies may disappear in the next few months. At Vancouver Foundation, we’re serious about...
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Mom2Mom staff delivering essential items to low-income moms and children
Mothers are the pillars of our communities and during these times of uncertainty, they are especially important in offering stability and care. Organizations like Mom2Mom Child Poverty Initiative are...
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At the heart of community foundations is a powerful idea: that each community knows best how to respond to its own local needs and priorities. Through a $1.5 million grant from our Community Response...
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When this pandemic hit, Vancouver Foundation jumped to act. Together with major partners from all sectors, we launched the Community Response Fund to get rapid relief where it’s needed most. In just...
Update May 4, 2020: You've helped us raise $104,300 for the Community Response Fund! Thank you so much to everyone who has participated over this weekend. Support charities with a tweet For the next...
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Zero Ceiling youth smiling together while snowboarding
Job loss, housing instability, and social isolation. These have been some of the top challenges that youth organizations like Zero Ceiling have been tackling during this pandemic. For more than two...
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Who's In Your Heart? Share who's in your heart with our ten colouring pages. Print them out, get artistic, and even put them on your window to brighten the days of people walking by. These colouring...
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In Our Hearts
July 27 Update: Note: We are no longer accepting donations or new applications to the Community Response Fund at this time. We encourage further donations to address pressing community needs, such as...
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Downtown Eastside Heart
Some of the most inspiring examples of people coming together to confront adversity during this pandemic are coming out of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES). One of the lifelines of the community...
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Over the course of one week, neighbourhood houses have stepped up to get creative and rapidly shift services and programs to support their communities through the uncharted territory of COVID-19...
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Last updated: July 21, 2020 Note: We are no longer accepting donations or new applications to the Community Response Fund at this time. We encourage further donations to address pressing community...
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Overview Vancouver Foundation has joined Vancity Credit Union, United Way Lower Mainland, and the City of Vancouver to launch the Community Response Fund (CRF) to support community through the COVID-...
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UPDATE: Vancouver Foundation has joined a multi-sector partnership to launch a Community Response Fund to support community through this unprecedented time. The Fund will rapidly deploy essential...
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