Vancouver Foundation Update on 2021 Grants

Program Link: www.vancouverfoundation.ca/grants/grant-program-updates

Sponsor: Vancouver Foundation

Description: Vancouver Foundation is making changes to their grant programs in 2021. Please see a summary below. For more information, please visit the website here and feel free to contact a member of the appropriate grant team by visiting their staff directory.

Why are we making changes?
We’ve long heard from community the need to center justice in our work and we’re taking this to heart by centering justice and equity as our core purpose. As a result, our grantmaking will look a bit different this year as we create space to engage with community on reimagining our programs and initiatives that better align with our emerging purpose. By 2022, we will have a clearer vision for what our grantmaking will look like and are committed to providing you with regular updates as this work unfolds. Click here to read more about this work.

What changes are we making?
Rest assured, how much we grant in 2021 will not change. What will change is that we’ll be offering fewer grant cycles and finalize granting decisions as early as possible. This also means that current grant cycles will be supporting more projects than ever before. All grant cycles for 2021 are listed in the schedule below.

Have questions? Want to stay updated?
We know the last year has been uniquely challenging and so we are here to chat through any questions, comments, or concerns about our grant programs. We invite you to contact a member of the appropriate grant team by visiting our staff directory.

We’ll be sharing regular updates on this work by email, as well as on our website here if you’d like to follow along or learn about how you can get involved.

Contact: If you have any questions, contact Nandini Maharaj.