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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.


WAYS TO GIVE

There are many ways to give including cheques, online, securities, bequests or legacy gifts, and more.  Learn about ways to give here


CanadaHelps assesses a 3.5% 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 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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Not sure where to give? Here are some of our top funds to donate to. You will find them all on the drop down in the donation form. 

NORTH SHORE COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND

The West Vancouver Foundation's North Shore COVID-19 Response Fund was created to support charitable organizations serving those affected on the North Shore by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants will be made based on need and available funding. 

COMMUNITY NEED

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

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:

SUSTAINED GIVING

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

CHARITABLE PARTNERS

To support one of our charitable agency partners please select from the alphabetical menu listing in the below drop down menu.

MORE FUNDS

To see a full list of our funds, click here.