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

Caring Community Fund

The Caring Community 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. 

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.

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.

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. 

  • 138 grants were made in 2020.  See the full list of grant recipients here. 
  • Read about some of the impact stories, from the charities, here. 

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. 

  • First Aid Ski Patrol Fund
  • Harvest Project
  • Kay Meek Arts Centre Development Fund
  • North Shore Keep Well Society Fund
  • North Shore Rescue Team: Endowment Fund, Spend Down Fund, Tim Jones Legacy Fund
  • North Shore Stroke Recovery Centre Fund
  • Paul Sugar Palliative Support Foundation
  • Rotary Club of West Vancouver Sunrise Fund
  • Squamish Search and Rescue Foundations Fund
  • St. Francis in the Wood Fund
  • 365Give Fund
  • West Vancouver Marine Rescue Society Fund
  • West Vancouver Police Department Fund
  • West Vancouver School District’s Enhanced Learning Opportunities Fund
  • West Vancouver United Church Endowment Fund
  • West Vancouver Youth Band Fund
  • Avalon Recovery Society
  • Backpack Buddies
  • BC SPCA
  • 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 Caring Community Fund.

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.