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|Founded||incorporated 1943 (established by act of the Provincial legislature, 1950)|
|Board Chair, Jason McLean; President & CEO, Kevin McCort|
|Slogan||Mission Statement: to harness the gifts of energy, ideas, time, and money to make meaningful and lasting impacts in communities.|
The Vancouver Foundation is an organization based in Vancouver, British Columbia. It administers over 1,600 funds and assets totalling $930 million, on behalf of individuals, families, corporations and charities.
Whitford Julian VanDusen oversaw the establishment and incorporation of Vancouver Foundation. VanDusen added $10,000 to the endowment and encouraged nine friends to match his own gift. In 1950, the Foundation was incorporated by the Legislature of British Columbia in a Special Act.
Vancouver Foundation, in partnership with its donors, has distributed more than $1 billion to community projects and programs. In 2014, Vancouver Foundation and its donors made more than 4,900 grants, and distributions totalling approximately $57 million, to registered charities across Canada.
Grant recipients range from social services to medical research groups, to organizations devoted to arts and culture, the environment, education, children and families, youth, and animal welfare.
- "Don Cayo: Vancouver Foundation endows $1 million a week, in amounts as small as $100". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 2016-03-28.
- "Vancouver Foundation Act". bclaws.ca.
- Hager, Mike (2015-05-18). "Vancouver Foundation to make its research available for free". Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2016-01-06.
- Vancouver Foundation | Recognition