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Community Grants

Community Grants


"It's not simply about living together, it's about thriving together." - 2017 Vital Conversations Participant

Our 2016 Vital Signs Report inspired us to take a deeper dive in our 2017 research to explore what it takes to create a vibrant community where everyone is engaged and feels they belong. Based on what we learned, we have initiated a redesign of the foundation's Grants Program to ensure that the West Vancouver Foundation's philanthropy has the highest possible impact.

Our goal is to better support the agencies doing work at the community level while better connecting donors with projects that matter most.

Grant Application Timeline

We will begin accepting grant requests end-November 2018 until the end of January 2019. We will be awarding grants in Spring, 2019. Please continue to monitor this page for program updates.

Final Report Instructions

If you have previously received a Community Grant, you are required to submit a Final Report upon completion of your project. Reporting helps the West Vancouver Foundation and your organization learn from your experience and understand the impact of the grant on your organization and the community.

Contact Info

If you have questions about Community Grants, please contact Jenn Meilleur.

Community Grant Highlights

In 2017, we awarded more than $250,000 to forty-six projects: 2017 Community Grants