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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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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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Older Women's Dialogue Project
Empowering older women In 2012, Krista James first met with a group of two dozen elderly Chinese women from Richmond, most of them immigrants and grandmothers, to ask them what sort of change they...
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Marie Clements
Ava, a 22-year-old UBC law student, motors along Highway 16 just west of Prince George in the pouring rain. As the car head- lights illuminate the outline of an Aboriginal girl hitchhiking by the...
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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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September 28, 2017 to September 29, 2017
Hosted by Vancouver Foundation, with support from Central Okanagan Foundation and Community Foundations of Canada, the 2017 Regional Gathering represents an opportunity for BC community foundations...
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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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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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Ann Dyke established memorial funds to honour her ancestors
Ann Dyke is the fourth generation in a long line of adventurous—and often seafaring—Lower Mainland women. Her great-grandmother Rosalia Pittendrigh, for example, arrived in New Westminster in 1874...
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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The anti-hate campaign, ‘Combating Hate, Advancing Inclusion’ aims to empower budding Muslim filmmakers to challenge prejudice and help foster greater inclusion of Muslim youth within Canadian society.
Vancouver Foundation’s Fresh Voices initiative has joined a new national campaign to address Islamaphobia. The anti-hate campaign, ‘Combating Hate, Advancing Inclusion’ aims to empower budding Muslim...
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2017 Connections and Engagement Survey
How do you feel about your neighbourhood? How easy do you find it to make friends? Do you know your neighbours well enough to ask for help? How would you describe your sense of belonging? In 2012,...
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Vancouver Foundation’s Fresh Voices initiative recognizes the outstanding contributions that immigrant and refugee youth make to their communities. One form of recognition is through the annual Fresh...
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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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Legacy Donor Appreciation Event at MOV
June 1, 2017
This year the Museum of Vancouver graciously hosted our annual Legacy Donor Appreciation Event. This event allows us the opportunity to express our gratitude to a group of thoughtful community...
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The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada is an open network to promote giving, sharing, and philanthropy in Aboriginal communities across the country. The Circle connects with and...
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Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grants Group Show Postcard
June 8, 2017 to July 14, 2017
Vancouver Foundation and Carnegie Community Centre are proud to present the 2017 Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grants Group Show. The show is free to enter, and runs from June 8 to July 14 at the...
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On May 18th, nearly 200 people filled Vancity Theatre for My Mother’s Home 2017, a celebration of migration, motherhood, and diversity, and the first event of the 2017 Fresh Voices speaker series...
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2016 Year In Review
2016 was another excellent year of learning, sharing and evolving. And as we look back at our activities and achievements, we cannot help but acknowledge that we are only successful in our endeavours...
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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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Event: How to Apply for a Grant - Funding Social Innovation
March 8, 2017
Vancouver Foundation administers the funds of more than 400 charitable agencies of all sizes and types across British Columbia. It is our goal to support these organizations and the services they...
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Fostering Change - Support The 700
What happens when youth from foster care turn 19? In BC, approximately 700 youth age out of the foster care system each year on their 19th birthday. Leaving government care – their “public parent” –...
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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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