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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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The Community Response Fund was created to rapidly deploy essential relief to charities that provide frontline services to those that are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and its economic...
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Like many of you, we’ve been closely following the impact of COVID-19 on our province. We know the demands this has placed on the charitable and public health sectors and can only anticipate the long...
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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Vancouver Foundation has been recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers (2020). We’re proud to be a name from the charitable sector on this year’s list. See our full profile page on the BC’s Top...
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Child doing cartwheels at a Neighbourhood Small Grants event
Today, Vancouver Foundation is launching the new brand and website for Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) as we open applications for the spring cycle of NSG grants. The program is based on the idea...
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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 donor Monty Jang. Right next...
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We have approved $5.4 million to fund BC communities in support of systems change projects. In the same round, we also approved $587,000 in funding in support of participatory action research...
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Donor Advised Fund at Vancouver Foundation Helps Students Send Flatworms into Space
Megan Poteryko, Parker Davie, and Abigail Sitler recently graduated from Nanaimo District Secondary School with a distinction few other alumni can lay claim to: making history in outer space...
Vancouver Foundation is proud to announce our role as a regional partner to Community Foundations of Canada in the Investment Readiness Program (IRP), a federally funded initiative for social purpose...
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Ken Haycock of 100 Gay Men for a Cause
When Ken Haycock came across a post on social media for the charity 100 Women Who Care it sparked something in him, so he decided to delve a little deeper. “The charity seemed to combine my interest...
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Key Dates for Develop/Convene Grants in 2020
To give those applying for a short-term grant clarity on when they can expect to hear back on their grant application, Vancouver Foundation will now have four distinct grant cycles per year for the...
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The Poetry of Myra Pierre | A DTES Small Arts Grants Recipient
Written by Laura Walker Photography and video by Marina Dodis WATCH: Myra Pierre recites "Eagle Feather" and shares about her history as a residential school survivor >> Every year, Vancouver...
Young woman presenting her policy project
From now until December 12, the LEVEL Youth Policy Program (LEVEL YPP) is accepting applications for its second cohort. The LEVEL Youth Policy Program is a six-month leadership program for a cohort...
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We've just released our latest edition of our magazine. At Vancouver Foundation, we're building a better future through innovation and this issue highlights people who are making a real difference in...
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This story was originally published in the 2019 issue of the Vancouver Foundation Magazine . Written by Natalie Bruckner. Photos: Claudette Carracedo While on a seven-hour train ride from Leiden,...
Vital Signs 2019 is a snapshot of community participation in BC. Photo is of a young girl, gesturing with her hands, talking to an older woman.
Vancouver Foundation’s Vital Signs 2019, launched today, is a report with data that gives us a better understanding of what community participation looks like for BC residents. This is important data...
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This story was originally published in the 2018 issue of the Vancouver Foundation Magazine . It’s natural to donate to a cause that has personal meaning. The owners of a beloved dog or cat might feel...
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LEVEL Youth Policy Program participants at one of their modules, taking place in BC Legislature in Victoria.
By Esther Tung, Communications Manager - If I didn’t work at Vancouver Foundation, I’d have applied for LEVEL’s Youth Policy Program this year. Giving racialized youth* the tools to shape policy? Yes...
LEVEL Youth Policy Program Participants of 2019
June 12, 2019
Vancouver Foundation's Community Causes Learning Series seeks to inform and inspire on a variety of community issues. Through storytelling and site visit tours, we are honoured to showcase Vancouver...
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At the Emerge Festival 2019 showcase of art by Downtown Eastside Small Arts grants recipients, a woman looks at the artwork on the walls.
At Emerge Festival this year, 45 artists from the Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grants (DTES Small Arts Grants) programs revealed their newest pieces. Go to the full photo album >> This annual...
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Our President and CEO, Kevin McCort has been appointed to Canada’s Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector (ACCS), which was announced on Friday, August 23 by the Minister of National Revenue...
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“The work that we are doing is SO exciting and it feels as though my passion and my work have finally met in a project that I feel so strongly about. The process that we went through in the cohort,...
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BC Community Foundations: 2019 Projects
Earlier this year, we launched a granting program for BC’s community foundations to build capacity and strengthen their community leadership role. In 2019, our granting pool was $150,000. We are so...
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