GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE
The West Vancouver Foundation is a Community Foundation and registered charity. We are leaders in community-based philanthropy and, together with our donors, we invest in the people ideas and activities that strengthen our community. With a focus on philanthropy, grants, and leadership, our vision is for a healthy and vibrant West Vancouver, where everyone is valued, contributes and feels they belong.
COVID-19 EMERGENCY RESPONSE FUND
The West Vancouver Foundation has created a new fund to facilitate grants to charitable organizations serving those affected on the North Shore by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants will be made based on need and available funding.
WAYS TO GIVE
There are many ways to give including cheques, online, securities, bequests and more. Learn about ways to give here.
Each year, the West Vancouver Foundation receives requests from a broad range of community groups. Due to funding we are only able to fund roughly one-third of funding requests submitted for community project grants.
If you would like to support the community grants program please select Caring Community Endowment Fund from the drop down menu below or go here.
FIELD OF INTEREST
If you have a specific field of interest you would like to direct your gift to, we have Field of Interest Funds in the below areas:
- Caring Community ARTS Fund
- Caring Community ENVIRONMENT Fund
- Caring Community HEALTH, WELLNESS & SAFETY Fund
- Caring Community SPORT & RECREATION Fund
- Caring Community YOUTH Fund
To provide long term support for grants across the North Shore please select: Caring Community Fund- Long term initiatives (Endowment)
To support the ongoing growth of the West Vancouver Foundation please select: WVCF Capacity Building & Growth
To support one of our charitable agency partners please select from the alphabetical menu listing in the below drop down menu.
If you are interested in leaving a legacy gift, read more here.
CanadaHelps assesses a 3.5 percent transaction fee on all donations. This amount is deducted before the donation is sent to the West Vancouver Foundation. This fee covers all credit card merchant fees, transaction fees, banking costs, receipting, reconciliation and disbursement. For more information on their fee structure, please see the CanadaHelps website. If you have questions about CanadaHelps.org, please refer to their Frequently Asked Questions.
For large donations, please consider sending a cheque or contact us to make arrangements to ensure the Foundation receives the full value of your gift.
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