Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Van Sun Kids Fund Grants

Grants and In-Kind Support to British Columbia Schools in the
Lower Mainland for Special Projects to Meet Student Needs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund - Adopt-A-School Program

Deadline Date:



Request a Grant Writer

Grants and in-kind support to British Columbia schools in the Lower Mainland for specific projects needed to address the needs of students. Funding and volunteers are made available to local schools so that they can provide for students' basic needs, such as clothing, utilities, bus tickets, rent, supplies, equipment, and grocery gift cards.

Last year, the Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund, which administers Adopt-A-School (AAS), distributed $604,000 in emergency funds to 86 schools across the province to help alleviate the most two most common forms of suffering — hunger and lack of proper clothing.

And while much of the money was spent in this way, there were also grants to help teachers heal some of the psychological damage to children whose lives are so blighted by poverty that they are arriving in school at their wit’s end.

Money was spent on supplying and equipping sensory rooms where children can decompress and be soothed into a state where they can function and learn, and on other therapeutic programs that teachers need.

AAS has:

- Provided money for emergency food vouchers.
- Supported programs that distribute food in order to get impoverished families through the weekend.
- Bought beds to get children off the floor, or to replace those infested with bedbugs.
- Bought lice kits.
- Provided money to a special unit that deals with the most vulnerable students in danger of being sexually exploited or tempted to join gangs for no other reason than not having enough money to buy a meal or a decent winter coat.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 138547

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Schools in British Columbia's Lower Mainland are welcome to apply.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for applications for the 2018/2019 Adopt-a-School campaign is October 9, 2018.

If your school has more immediate needs that Vancouver Sun readers may be able to help with, such as winter coats, school supplies, boots or food, email and you will be added to the ‘schools in need’ map.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For the online application, see the URL For Full Text link below.

Cathy Stooshnov, Fund Administrator

Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund
Adopt-a-School Project
2985 Virtual Way, Suite 400
Vancouver, B.C. V5M 4X7

Grant Coverage Areas:

Lower Mainland

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

Canada: British Columbia