Community Grants

West Vancouver Foundation supports charitable organizations working to create and sustain a healthy and vibrant North Shore, where everyone is valued, contributes and feels they belong. Community Grants support a wide range of community programs and projects that create connection and belonging for the North Shore community.

If you have questions about Community Grants, please contact Denise Howell.


For 2021, we received 59 applications and were able to fund 44 initiatives for over $230,000. The grant recipients are featured below.  You can learn more about some of the featured grant recipients here: Cycling Without Age, Butterfly Garden, The Welcoming Pole, Spectrum Mothers Support Program, Hollyburn Family Services. 

In 2020, the process was modified due to COVID-19. Some recipients that were originally selected to receive funding were unable to modify their programming and their project was cancelled. In total, 29 grants were issued for $189,000. Grant Recipients 2020. You can find out more about the impact the grants have had in the community on our Impact page

In 2019, we received applications requesting a total of $330,000 and were able to award $180,000 to thirty-seven projects: 2019 Community Grants


For the 2021 cycle, we received 59 applications and are happy to announce that we were able to fund 44 initiatives. Here is the list of the 2021 recipients:


Thank you to the donors that make these grants possible, including:

If you would like to donate to an existing fund, or perhaps open your own fund, visit these pages for more information:


Community Impact

Read more about the impact your donations have in the community, through our grant programs. 

Grants Committee for 2022

The purpose of the volunteer Grants Committee is to adjudicate the grants applications that are submitted to the West Vancouver Foundation for funding, ensuring that the generosity of donors is directed to the causes that inspire them and to the issues that matter most in West Vancouver. Our 2022 Grants Committee is:

  • Justin Yoo, chair
  • Alex Chunn
  • Dierdre Ert
  • Hoon Choi
  • Dr. Janis McCaffrey
  • Nancy Farran
  • Yang Wang