COVID-19 Response Grant

This program has issued 37 grants for $145k. In addition to urgent and emergency programs, the grant program also covers recovery, rebuilding and program modification, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The North Shore COVID-19 Response Grant is for local charitable organizations serving those disproportionately affected on the North Shore (with priority given to charities that serve West Vancouver) by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants will be made based on need, reach and available funding.

If you have questions please contact Denise Howell.

Please note that this grant is funded by the new North Shore COVID-19 Response Fund and the amounts available to grant will depend on the amounts donated to the fund. 


West Vancouver Senior’s Activity Centre – Multiple food security programs for seniors

Harvest Project – Food security/grocery program

BC Crisis Centre  – COVID Emergency Response program 

Enhance West Van – Food security/grocery programs for families 

BC SPCA – COVID Emergency Response program

Silver Harbour Seniors’ Activity Centre – Food security program for seniors

North Shore Community Resources – Responsive Better at Home Program

Hollyburn Family Services – Women Fleeing Violence Program

North Shore Women’s Centre – COVID response for low income/homeless women/families

CNIB – Phone Mate Program for almost 600 North Shore vision impaired residents

JDRF – Increased outreach to those with Type 1 diabetes, during the pandemic

House of Omeed. Food basket program for newcomers and refugees 

North Shore Restorative Justice Society – Virtual & Restart Restorative Justice for Youth and Families program

Avalon Women’s Centre  – Re-Opening COVID-19 Safety program.

North Shore Community Resources – Farsi Assistance with Food Security and Better at Home Services

Lionsview Seniors Planning Society – Seniors Organizational Emergency Response to the COVID-19 crisis: Seniors Working Group

Sharing Abundance Association – Re-opening meal ‘to go’ program

Canadian Mental Health Association North & West Vancouver – Homeless Outreach during COVID-19

North Shore Stroke Recovery Centre – Exercise Equipment & Winter Blues Care Packages, due to COVID-19

North Shore Women’s Centre – COVID-19 Tech Support Response