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Vancouver Foundation Community Grants support thousands of projects every year to help build healthy, vibrant, and livable communities across BC.

Take a look at our 'Featured Grants' to learn more about the kinds of projects we fund, and see below to explore the funding available through our Grant Programs.

As we continue our work to shift and share power, please take a look at our Grant Program Updates for news on what our grantmaking will look like in 2022.

Featured Grants

West End Community Food Hub

When we call the problem of food insecurity ‘hunger’, we take focus away from the real issue: Poverty.

BEATS Magazine

BEATS Magazine gives young people from immigrant and refugee families a place to creatively express what it’s...

Check Your Head: Youth Building a New Economy

Young people can create a more just economic system. They just need the right tools.


The DisPLACEment program gives Indigenous, migrant, and refugee youth the skills and tools to share their own...
Grant Programs


Our Grant Programs

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Systems Change Grants

Grants for charities and other qualified donees with projects that take action to address the root causes of pressing social, environmental or cultural issues in BC.

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Participatory Action Research Grants

Grants to support research that is co-led by community members and researchers to learn more about the root causes of pressing issues impacting the health of communities.

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LEVEL Youth Granting

Grants for charities and other qualified donees across the province to engage Indigenous and racialized immigrant and refugee young people in staff leadership and board governance.

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Neighbourhood Small Grants

Grants of up to $500 for individuals with ideas to help connect and engage residents in their neighbourhood. Because small is beautiful. And small things can have a big impact.

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DTES Small Arts Grants

Grants of up to $1,000 for artists who live or work in the downtown east side. Show your connections to the downtown east side, and take your art to the next level.

Grants Guided by Research

We make sure the projects we fund address pressing issues in BC through community dialogues, independent research, youth engagement activities, and our relationships with donors, charities, and other organizations.

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Our Commitment

Vancouver Foundation believes in fair and transparent processes, and being accountable for our actions.

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Grant Search

Search a directory of all the projects we’ve funded in recent years through our Community Grants.