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2020 Grants

The North Shore COIVD-19 Emergency 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. For updates visit our COVID-19 Response page. 

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 new Responsive Neighbourhood Small Grant program was opened April 15th and will run until October 30th. This program has been revised to include more virtual events (no physical gatherings), with the goal of building community and resiliency. 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.  

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