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Give Where You Live

Give Where You Live


This year is unlike any other. Now is the time to make local giving a priority. COVID-19 has touched everyone, with the impact on those most vulnerable in our community unprecedented. Your gift will help charities and organizations support our community today, and tomorrow. 


Give now, in our community

 North Shore COVID Response Fund

This fund supports local charitable organizations serving those disproportionately affected on the North Shore by the COVID-19 pandemic. Key priorities are programs or projects that address food security, safe shelter, mental & physical wellness, and the social & economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, for vulnerable North Shore residents.  Donate here >>


Caring Community Fund

The Caring Community Endowment Fund provides funding to our largest grant stream, the Community Grant program. Community Grants support a wide range of community programs and projects that create connection and belonging for the North Shore community. The focus is on community needs identified in our VitalSigns report, a report that identifies trends and emerging areas of need in our community.  Donate here>>

Give Where You Live Guide

The West Vancouver Foundation’s Give Where You Live Guide is a short list of some of the organizations and projects we have our eyes on. They are mostly small(er) and mid-sized, but they are mighty. It’s the first of what we hope will be an annual publication and we invite you to share it widely.

Click here for a copy of the guide.

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Community Giving Made Easier

Donate online, by email, e-transfer, or contact us to gift publicly traded shares. The West Vancouver Foundation is a leader in community-based philanthropy, working with individuals, families and charities for maximum community impact.
    Call 604-925-8153
    Mail: 775 15th Street, West Vancouver, BC, V7T 2S9
If you would like to Leave a Legacy, by providing a gift in your will, find out more here. 

Impact in the Community

Thanks to the generosity of so many in our community - from single donations, bequests in wills, setting up a family fund, donating securities and more, we have been able to make a difference in our community. See some of the impact these donations have made. 

Charities We Work With

There are so many wonderful charities serving those in our community. Some have funds at the Foundation and many we have granted to. 

Charity Funds at the Foundation

Charities That Have Received Grants in 2019 and 2020

  • Avalon Recovery Society
  • Backpack Buddies
  • Canadian Iranian Foundation
  • Canadian Mental Health 
  • Canadian National Institute for the Blind
  • Capilano Community Services
  • City of North Vancouver
  • City of North Vancouver Library
  • Crisis Intervention BC
  • District of North Vancouver Libraries
  • District of West Vancouver
  • Enhance West Vancouver
  • Family Services North Shore
  • Harvest Project
  • Hollyburn Family Services
  • House of Omeed
  • JDRF
  • Kay Meek Arts Society
  • Lighthouse Park Preservation Society
  • Lions View Seniors Network
  • Mothers Matter
  • North Shore Celtic Ensemble
  • North Shore Community Resources
  • North Shore Disability Resources
  • North Shore Keep Well 
  • North Shore Meals on Wheels
  • North Shore Multicultural Society
  • North Shore Restorative Justice
  • North Shore Stroke Recovery
  • North Shore Volunteers for Seniors
  • North Shore Women's Centre
  • Ocean Ambassadors Canada
  • Pacific Spirit Choir
  • Parkgate Community Services
  • Pathways Serious Mental Illness Society
  • PLEA Community Services - Children of the Street
  • Polygon Gallery
  • Reconciliation Canada
  • Red Fox Healthy Living
  • Sharing Abundance
  • Silver Harbour Seniors' Centre
  • Spectrum Mothers
  • Squamish Nation
  • Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports
  • Westcoast Family Centres
  • West Vancouver Memorial Library
  • West Vancouver Seniors' Activity Centre
  • West Vancouver Art Museum
  • West Vancouver Community Arts
  • West Vancouver Marine Rescue
  • West Vancouver Police Department
  • West Vancouver Streamkeepers
  • Zajac Ranch for Children

Give Hope


Donate Now

Choose from one of our many charity partners, donate to one of our field of interest funds, or donate to the North Shore COVID19 Response Fund.

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Create Your Own Fund

Establishing a family fund allows you to customize your charitable giving and improve the lives of others in your community over time. 


Leave a Legacy

Ensure your generosity impacts the community for years to come by updating your will to include a gift to the West Vancouver Foundation.