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Discover what's new at Vancouver Foundation, including our most recent stories, media releases, updates, and events. You can search for older stories using the search bar below or you can click the filters in the sidebar to explore by topics and programs.

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Stephanie Tait and Matt Hill, Run for One Planet
Ten years ago , Matt Hill and Stephanie Tait laced up their sneakers and left Vancouver to run a marathon. The next day they ran another, and then another – and about a year later they had completed...
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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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Derek Wills - Donor's Vision
“Deep inside, I’ve always had a close connection to giving back to the community,” says Derek Wills. His compassion for others was inspired by his parents who spent many hours volunteering with...
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June 13, 2017
This June we partnered with the Local Economic Development Lab (LEDlab) to hold a Community Causes Learning Event. LEDlab is working to increase the personal incomes of downtown eastside residents by...
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The Legacy 150 Celebrations Society reached out to us last year to help them process donations in support of their Canada 150 Atlantic to Pacific Celebration being held on July 1st, 2017. The...
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Donor Information Session - April 6th, 2017
April 6, 2017
In early April, Vancouver Foundation hosted our annual Donor Information Session. Tom Bradley and David Christopher , members of our Investment Committee and our new Vice President of Investments,...
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Tom Bradley, Fund Advisor and Board member
For almost 75 years , Vancouver Foundation has depended on the prudent management of its endowment—$1.1 billion as of 2016—to help fund its work across the province. And few know the challenges of...
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February 16, 2017
In February, we celebrated Vancouver Foundation’s 36 years of support for The Cultch through a collaborative Community Causes Learning Series event. These events are designed to inform and inspire...
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Miller Thomson LLP sparking growth in the community
Miller Thomson LLP provides comprehensive legal help in 11 communities across Canada. Established in 1957, they work along side private clients, charities and businesses of every shape and size...
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Estate Planning Seminar
January 24, 2017
Vancouver Foundation’s ongoing learning events are designed to inform and inspire fund advisors, donors and community members about a variety of topics to help shape their charitable plans. Through...
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Vancouver Foundation Magazine Fall 2016 - Girl Guides of Canada
Vancouver Foundation manages endowment funds on behalf of more than 400 charitable agencies across B.C. A charitable agency endowment fund provides for prudent capital growth coupled with a...
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MEC - Mountain Equipment Co-op
Mountain Equipment Co-op's commitment to sustainability runs deep. Among its many initiatives, the retail co-operative has donated millions of dollars in grants towards environmental causes,...
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Outward Bound Canada
“ My 10-day journey of Clayoquot Sound was a total of 33 nautical miles. I learned how to tie different knots, take bearings on a compass, read charts and make a fire. I also learned a lot more about...
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Donation Calculator
Vancouver Foundation is pleased to introduce a new, easy to use, interactive web tool for you to learn how powerful your donation can be. Our Donation Calculator enables you to immediately see the...
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Giving Tuesday
There’s a global movement taking place and we’d like you to be a part of it! You’ve probably heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday – two days where frenzied shoppers annually kick-off the holiday...
1. CONSIDER YOUR CHARITABLE INTERESTS What are you passionate about? Arts and culture? Helping children? Medical research? When you establish a Donor Advised Fund at Vancouver Foundation, you will...
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Community Causes Learning Series - Social Services: Support for Immigrants and Refugees
November 1, 2016
This fall, Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISS of BC) opened their doors and invited our guests in for a tour of their new multi-service Welcome Centre. Please watch their grand opening video here...
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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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Out On Screen and Qmunity
July 6, 2016
In July, we held a Community Causes: Support for the LGBTQ Community event! This was an opportunity to celebrate Vancouver Foundation’s funding to the LGBTQ Community, with $1 million of support over...
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May 11, 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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Monty Jang Vancouver Foundation Fund Holder
“Walk a Little, Rest a Little, Smile for a While, Enjoy” This poem is placed on a park bench on the Vancouver seawall donated by philanthropist and Vancouver Foundation fund holder Monty Jang. Right...
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April 13, 2016
Vancouver Foundation hosted an Investment Overview Presentation to personally connect with our charitable agency fund holders and to highlight the investment performance of their endowment funds...
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April 10 to 16, 2016, is Make-a-Will Week in British Columbia. It is time to write your will or bring an existing will up-to-date! There are certain significant events in life that cause reflection...
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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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