27 May 2020
Helping groups in need across Metro Vancouver
Our donation is helping Vancouver Foundation offer relief to charities providing housing, food and front-line services.
Since 1943, Vancouver Foundation has supported a diverse range of charities and groups across British Columbia through a range of grants. The organization matches donors with causes that best align with the donor’s priorities. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Vancouver Foundation partnered with organizations like Vancity Credit Union, United Way Lower Mainland, and the City of Vancouver to establish a Community Response Fund to offer rapid relief to charities providing housing, food, and frontline services, as well as supporting the arts, culture, and other essential community benefits.
Vancouver Foundation works closely with volunteer community advisors whose expertise directs funds to organizations where they will make the greatest difference. This helps the Foundation track how the pandemic is affecting communities, adapt to meet needs as they arise, and anticipate issues as they emerge.
Our gift of $25,000, of which 100% goes directly to charities, has been distributed to help groups such as Zero Ceiling support vulnerable youth in the Lower Mainland and Sea-to-Sky region who have experienced job loss, housing instability and social isolation due to the pandemic. Our funding has also assisted groups such as Mom2Mom, a charity that supports low-income mothers and children in Vancouver, with grocery deliveries and providing other supplies like hygiene products, face masks, books, and crayons.
If you’re in Vancouver, please consider helping Vancouver Foundation support vital services through the crisis.
“While this has been a challenging time for BC, the work charities are doing to support our communities has been inspiring,” said Kevin McCort, CEO of Vancouver Foundation. “Through generous contributions from donors like Grosvenor, we’re able to support these vital organizations in both the short- and long-term so they can continue playing pivotal roles in their community’s resiliency and ultimate recovery.”