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This story was originally published in the 2018 issue of the Vancouver Foundation Magazine . Written by Stacey McLachlan Director/writer Corey Payette was in the audience, watching an early showing...
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Grey squirrels, AnimalKind
We interviewed Dr. Sara Dubois, lead researcher of the Humane Wildlife Control Accreditation project (now AnimalKind), which received a Test Grant in 2016 and a Scale Grant this year. This project...
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Senior couple walking in park
Did you know? Surprisingly most people spend more time researching a vehicle purchase than they do for retirement planning. To help shed some light on retirement planning, we invited Michael Erez,...
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Totems to Forest Carver
This story was originally published in the 2018 issue of the Vancouver Foundation Magazine . Written by Robin Brunet Engaging at-risk youth has been a long-time concern of the Haida First Nation. So...
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November 20, 2018
Legacy Donor Appreciation Events are a chance to show our gratitude to donors who have left a gift in their will to Vancouver Foundation, and to showcase our community partners. Legacy gifts help to...
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This story was originally published in the 2018 issue of the Vancouver Foundation Magazine . Written by Stacey McLachlan Twenty million dollars: that’s the amount that B.C. universities spend...
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The Neighbourhood Small Grants program is a 50/50 co-funding partnership between Vancouver Foundation and communities around the province to support projects that help people connect with one another...
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We’ve heard from many organizations that a significant barrier to applying for funding at Vancouver Foundation is the 50% fund matching requirement. So, we’re making some changes. Starting 2019, both...
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If you are considering making a donation before the end of the year to ensure a 2018 tax receipt , please keep in mind the following dates: December 14th - Deadline to request a grant and for...
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In 2017 Vancouver Foundation released our second report on loneliness and social isolation, called Connect & Engage . Through this research, we learned that people are yearning for connection;...
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Janice Loomer Margolis on October 18, 2018 - Empowering Philanthropy: Benefits for Your Clients and Your Business
October 18, 2018
Vancouver Foundation values its relationship with professional advisors, who play an important role in supporting the charitable sector. To learn about our services and upcoming events for...
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A new research report entitled Doing Good for Business: The Inclusion of Philanthropy in The Canadian Professional Advisor’s Business Practice, and funded in part by Vancouver Foundation, closely...
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Surrey Art Gallery's Youth Engagement Strategy
Surrey Art Gallery's Youth Engagement Strategy The City of Surrey welcomes 1,000 new residents every month, 50 percent of whom are under 24 years of age. Given this, the Surrey Art Gallery is...
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As service to Vancouver Foundation fund advisors and grantees remains our top priority, we are monitoring the situation closely. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us . To obtain...
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Artist at loom
Vancouver Foundation, in partnership with the BC Arts Council, is launching the Arts and Social Innovation Program intended for arts and culture not-for-profit organizations interested in developing...
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Vancouver Foundation launched Fostering Change in 2013 with the goal of addressing homelessness by providing opportunities and support for youth transitioning out of foster care. Over the next five...
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LEVEL Youth Granting is now open and accepting applications until September 10, 2018. This grant is intended for qualified organizations and charities in B.C. that want to create opportunities for...
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Clasina van Bammel's fund has benefited nonprofits like Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver and the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre.
This story was originally published in the 2018 issue of the Vancouver Foundation Magazine . Written by Natalie Bruckner-Menchelli | Photo by Robert Karpa "You never know what’s possible until you go...
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LEVEL logo
Vancouver Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of LEVEL, our new youth engagement initiative. This new initiative will seek to level the playing field by empowering young Indigenous and...
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BC Community Foundations Gathering - Oct 10 and 11, 2018
October 10, 2018 to October 11, 2018
The 2018 Gathering represents an opportunity for BC community foundations to meet and share stories and knowledge and build capacity to ensure stronger communities for years to come. REGISTRATION...
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June 20, 2018 to June 21, 2018
Vancouver Foundation and The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada a 1.5 day summit in Vancouver for funders to co-explore innovative approaches in community investment and social...
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June 7, 2018
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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Red Cross Society decades ago
This story was originally published in the 2018 issue of the Vancouver Foundation Magazine . When he established Vancouver Foundation, Whitford VanDusen was already adept at orchestrating charitable...
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Vancouver Foundation is turning 75 this year. It’s a big milestone — and we want to celebrate with people like you who have been part of our journey over the years. That's why this September 13th, we...
This story was originally published in the 2018 issue of the Vancouver Foundation Magazine . Written by Robin Brunet No matter how much media attention it receives, the opioid crisis is still too...
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