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Over the next two months, Terra, Dave and Mike will travel to over 15 communities to connect with staff from a wide variety of charitable organizations. They're sharing presentations and holding...
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Neighbourhood Small Grants Now Open 2018!
Neighbourhood Small Grants is back for 2018! Vancouver Foundation, and our partners across the province, are excited to announce that Neighbourhood Small Grants are open for application in more...
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Over the last three years, Vancouver Foundation’s Field of Interest Grants program has focused on funding projects that address the root causes of pressing issues, and we’ve referred to these kinds...
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Since 2011, Vancouver Foundation has invested significant time, energy, ideas and money in bringing together foster care youth and immigrant and refugee youth, listening to them, and empowering them...
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Jason McLean and Kevin McCort
In early December, the Vancouver Foundation Board held its last meeting of 2017. As with many events nearing year-end, the timing offered opportunity for reflection. Our guest speaker that day – Vu...
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2017 Connect & Engage Report – Media Release
Vancouver, BC – According to new research published today by Vancouver Foundation, falling participation in community activities and greater vulnerability to social isolation among some groups means...
2017 Connect & Engage Report – out now!
Are we feeling more isolated than five years ago? Do we know our neighbours well enough to ask for help? Are we participating in community life? In 2012, our first Connections and Engagement report...
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Money, Meaning, and Mindfulness - Estate Planning Seminar
In November, Tracy Themes, Financial Advisor and Co-Founder of Sophia Financial Group , led an engaging discussion about Money, Meaning,and Mindfulness. Money is the currency of modern life, and yet...
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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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Fostering-Victoria
What an incredibly powerful day. On October 24th, Vancouver Foundation's Fostering Change initiative and First Call BC joined forces for an amazing day of dialogue between youth in-and-from foster...
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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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Fresh Voices at VAFF
November 2, 2017
Our Fresh Voices initiative ‘My Mother’s Home’ film celebrating migration, motherhood, and diversity is being screened this Thursday night at the Vancouver Asian Film Festival! Each year VAFF...
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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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Margaret H. Mason | Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright I meet frequently with individuals and families who are bringing thoughtful consideration to their philanthropy and are contemplating whether a...
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Culinary Connections
We've just released our latest Vancouver Foundation Magazine - The Gifts of Inclusion . This issue highlights people who are making a real difference in communities across BC. We also tell the...
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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Canada Cultural Investment Fund Matching Opportunity
The Canadian Heritage endowment fund matching program is an opportunity for arts and culture organizations to receive funding - up to a dollar for each dollar raised, depending on the availability 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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