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.
$1,500 - $10,000
The 2021 program will open November 16, 2020 - January 29, 2021.
Who Can Apply
A non-profit is eligible to apply if it serves the West Vancouver community and is a registered charity or qualified donee with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
If you are not a registered charity but wish to apply for funding, we encourage you to develop a formal and genuine partnership with a registered charity whose mandate is similar. The registered charity would apply for funds for the proposed project on your behalf. CRA recommends that the relationship between the registered charity and the non-charitable organization is documented. Click here to visit CRA’s website for more details.
Community Grants aim to support connection and belonging for the North Shore community and will support a wide range of organizational needs. Organizations must have submitted a final Impact Report for previous WVF grants before submitting a new application.
- Must be charitable in nature;
- Fall within the Impact Areas as listed above;
- Must be for the benefit of the community of West Vancouver;
- Improve connection and belonging for the West Vancouver Community.
How to Apply
1. Read the Grant Guidelines and assess your program/project eligibility.
2. Applications will be submitted on our online grants portal. The portal will open November 16, 2020.
Staff may contact you to discuss your application or to set up a site visit. The Grants Committee will meet to recommend grants for approval by the Board of Directors. By the end of March 2021, you will receive an email notifying you if your grant request was approved or denied.
We will be holding webinars, to review the program, application process, and answer questions, on the below dates. Registration is required.
- November 24, 2020. 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. Register here.
- January 13, 2021. 1:00 - 2:00 pm. Register here.
If you have questions about Community Grants, please contact Denise Howell.
Community Grant Highlights
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.
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