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At the beginning of 2020—prior to the pandemic—Vancouver Foundation partnered with InWithForward on a project called BetaPhil , to better understand systems change grantmaking and re-imagine ways to...
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In December 2019, Vancouver Foundation partnered with Community Foundations of Canada to launch the Investment Readiness Program (IRP) . The program supports social purpose organizations like...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Vancouver Foundation Grants, Systems Change, PAR, Fostering Change
Nov.7 update: Learn about what kinds of projects we fund on our social media channels. Every Monday and Wednesday on Twitter ( @vancouverfdn ), we'll post a new #GrantAtAGlance highlighting a project...
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Vancouver Foundation manages 700 endowment funds for 500 charities across Canada. We are honoured to support these charities with their long-term success.​ I recently sat down with Dee Dee Sung,...
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In 2018, Vancouver Foundation launched LEVEL Youth Granting, a grant program to promote youth leadership within the non-profit and charitable sectors by creating pathways for staff and governance...
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Since 2015, systems change grantmaking has become the primary focus of Vancouver Foundation’s responsive, discretionary granting. From 2015 to 2017, Social Innovation Grants (renamed to ‘Systems...
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Many donors want to improve our communities and feel the best way to do that is to leave it to the expert advisors at Vancouver Foundation. Did you know that through a Donor Advised Fund at Vancouver...
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How would you choose to spend your 100th birthday? I suppose that is not a question we often ponder. For centenarian Vivian Henning, the youngest of two daughters, born in Saskatchewan and raised in...
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Women Deliver is the world’s largest conference on the health, rights, and wellbeing of women and girls. It brings together more than 6,000 advocates and allies from all sectors across the globe to...
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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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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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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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