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Vancouver Foundation, in partnership with local community organizations across the lower mainland and the City of Vancouver, are very proud to announce that Neighbourhood Small Grants and Greenest...
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February 11, 2016
On February 11th, the Trevor Linden Foundation joined First Call and Vancouver Foundation's Fostering Change initiative to celebrate young people and advocates all across British Columbia working to...
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2016 Youth in Transitions Survey
Vancouver Foundation's Fostering Change initiative is pleased to release early results from our 2016 Youth Transitions Survey – a public opinion survey of perceptions among British Columbians towards...
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January 19, 2016 to March 16, 2016
In January, we invited donors and community members to join us at Lu'ma Native Housing Society for our Community Causes learning series. These learning series are designed to inform and inspire...
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January 26, 2016
On January 26th, 2016, Vancouver Foundation hosted a special meeting about the current state of refugee settlement in BC. As one of the worst humanitarian issues of our time continues to unfold and...
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The Neighbourhood Small Grants team is excited to announce grant applications will open soon across many communities in the lower mainland. After an amazing 2015 full of new projects, new project...
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One of the most rewarding experiences working at Vancouver Foundation is exploring the connections and relationships that tie us together as a community. Our Annual Reports , which we have recently...
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Fostering Change Invests $1.1
Vancouver Foundation’s Fostering Change initiative has approved over $1.1M in grants to local organizations across the lower mainland to deliver education, housing, and social supports for young...
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Dal Richards, Canada's King of Swing at age 90
Dal Richards was known to Canada as our own "King of Swing". He presided over a music career spanning eight decades from the 1930's until 2015. Although Dal passed away on New Year's eve 2015 at the...
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Diego appearing on CBC News
With the arrival of Syrian refugees in B.C. high on the mainstream news agenda, Fresh Voices Youth Advisory Team members Dina Ganan and Diego Cardona have been speaking to the media about how the...
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GivingTuesday.ca and Vancouver Foundation celebrate Giving Tuesday
VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Foundation today announced that its fund holders have granted $544,000 to charitable projects and charities across British Columbia in support of the annual Giving Tuesday...
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Catherine M. Carmack Memorial Scholarship Fund
Carolyn Finlay remembers her son Eric’s first cello lesson vividly. His teacher, Catherine Carmack, offered to show the five-year-old a new way to slice an apple. She bisected the fruit sideways...
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Kevin McCort and Calvin Fong hold Vancouver's Giving Tuesday proclamation.
Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that happens each year after Black Friday and Cyber Monday and marks the opening day of the giving season. It’s a time when Canadians, charities and...
Fostering Change is an initiative of Vancouver Foundation to improve policy, practice and community connections for young people transitioning from foster care to adulthood. We’re working in...
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Community Causes Learning Series - Fostering Change
November 18, 2015
Community Causes is an ongoing learning series to inform and inspire donors and community members about a variety of community issues. Through story-telling and site tour visits, we are proud to...
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Michael Gordon, city planner
Michael Gordon wears many hats. He’s an avid skateboarder, a professor and an amateur documentary filmmaker. He’s also a City of Vancouver planner, and has devoted his career to shaping the city and...
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If you are considering making a donation to any of Vancouver Foundation’s charitable causes or to your endowment fund before the end of the year, please keep in mind the following deadlines: December...
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Vancouver Foundation Magazine Fall 2015
We are pleased to release the Fall 2015 edition of the Vancouver Foundation Magazine, Finding Inspiration in Generosity . Vancouver Foundation Magazine brings you stories of modern philanthropy. It...
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Image credit: Kamloops Art Gallery Facebook Page Jann Bailey was a valued member of Vancouver Foundation’s Arts and Culture Advisory Committee, from 2012 up until her death in October of this year...
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Freshvoices new website
Vancouver Foundation’s Fresh Voices initiative has launched a new website: freshvoices.ca The Make-It-Count campaign website has served us very well. An amazing 2,399 signatures to our petition, and...
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Mark Gifford of Fostering Change initiative on Global TV News
On Thursday October 8, 2015, Mark Gifford, Director of Grants and Community Initiatives and the Fostering Change Initiative at Vancouver Foundation spoke about leadership requirements to address...
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Fresh Voices 2015 Awards
Vancouver Foundation proudly announced the winners of the 2015 Fresh Voices B.C. Awards and the 2015 National Fresh Voices Artivism Award to a packed crowd of young people, community members,...
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Vancouver Foundation, partnership with the Carnegie Community Centre, is proud to announce the Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grants program is now accepting fall 2015 applications. For many years, we’...
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Rita Cheng is President of Superior Tofu
Superior Tofu is a Vancouver based business that works hard to combine family and community values into their business practices. Rita Cheng is President of Superior Tofu and is heir to two...
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Legacy Donor Appreciation Event at Bard on the Beach
September 16, 2015
Each year we hold a Legacy Donor Appreciation event by partnering with local arts and cultural organizations that we have supported in the past. This is a great way for us to showcase these...
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