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Community Impact Fund

Community needs are always evolving and trends can be hard to anticipate. That’s why the Community Impact Fund is our fund of choice for donors who want to support responsive grant making. Your gift allows the experts and advisors at Vancouver Foundation maximum flexibility to nimbly direct the funds where they are needed most. 

Your donation will help to address a range of priority social, cultural, and environmental issues in the community—now and into the future.


Learn about the great work that the Community Impact Fund fund supports, like this project:

Peace River in the Fall
Caribou in the snow

Upstream, DownStream

The Peace region in northeast B.C. is a hotbed of industrial activity, with a large fracking industry, multiple pipeline projects, coal mines, extensive forestry, and road-building. Unfortunately, our industrial activities have a combined effect on habitats, sometimes creating disastrous results for communities and wildlife alike.

In 2016, we received an application from the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative to pilot test an innovative type of land use planning for the Peace region’s Murray River watershed—led by First Nations—that provides a voice for the community members. Our Community Advisors agreed this was a good idea.

Donors like you made possible a $55K grant to create a framework that provides guidance for regional land-use that is rooted in First Nations’ Treaty rights and protects the environmental, cultural, and economic health of the region.

Over the past five years, the Community Impact Fund has provided top-up funding to all of our focus areas when and where support is needed. It has also supported Vancouver Foundation led initiatives like Neighbourhood Small Grants, LEVEL and Fresh Voices. 

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Please contact any of our Donor Services staff to answer your questions, help you make a donation, set-up a fund, or support one of our focus areas.

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Calvin Fong
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Why support the Community Impact Fund or a focus area?

Causes of concern today may not even exist tomorrow, but when you support one of these giving options, you join other like-minded donors and become a part of a powerful force in creating a healthier, more livable community. And because we bring together smart advisors —all experts in their respective fields — to review and select the best grant applications, you can be assured that your gift is being utilized in a way that has long-term impact. Learn more about the expert advisors who are putting your gift to work.