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2021 Granting & Programs

The North Shore COVID-19 Response Grant program was rapidly created to respond to the increasing needs of many local charities that serve vulnerable residents, affected by the pandemic.  The needs keep growing for this grant program and more donations are still needed. To donate to this fund, go to North Shore COVID-19 Response Fund.

The Responsive Neighbourhood Small Grant program is now open. This program has been revised to include more virtual events (limited physical gatherings), with the goal of building community and resiliency. Read more>>

The 2021 Community Grant program will fund 44 North Shore initiatives this year. The recipient list can be found here

Spring 2021, the Foundation will bring the Thriving Non Profits program to charities on the North Shore. Thriving Non Profits helps organizations build a diversified financial model and entrepreneurial revenue streams. 

2020 Grants & Programs

The Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) aimed to provide additional and much-needed assistance to charities and non-profit organizations serving vulnerable populations affected by COVID-19. The West Vancouver Foundation managed the funding for North Vancouver and West Vancouver. Read more>>

The Community Grants program had just closed when the pandemic hit.  As a result, the operations of many charities has changed and therefore the granting had to change.  For those charities, that were selected to receive a grant, that have been able to modify their operations and continue offering their programming, grants have been issued.  You can see the full list of recipients on this list.  

The West Vancouver Foundation, in conjunction with the community foundations in the Greater Sea to Sky and Howe Sound region, proudly presented a free, online learning series for charities and non-profits during this time of recovery and rebuilding due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Recordings and resources from the Leadership Labs can be found on that page. 

2019 Grants

See the 2019 Community and Neighbourhood Small Grants that were given out, here


Inter-Cultural Events

Belonging. It is what we all strive for-it makes us stronger and more kind as individuals and as a community.

The West Vancouver Foundation is committed to actively encouraging a stronger sense of belonging across and between cultural groups in our community. Many of our grant recipients have included inter-cultural events. Sharing in and understanding each other's cultural celebrations is an exciting way to establish new friendships, new insights, and be part of the collective "we" in West Vancouver.

Visit the North Shore Multicultural Society's website for many upcoming workshops