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Grants to British Columbia Registered Charities in West
Vancouver and North Shore for Community Building Initiatives

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West Vancouver Foundation (WVF)

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Grants ranging from $1,500 to $10,000 to British Columbia registered charities in West Vancouver and North Shore for programs and projects that create belonging and connection in the community. Eligible program areas include environment, youth and education, arts, heritage and culture, sport and recreation, and health, wellness, and safety.

West Vancouver Foundation supports charitable organizations working to create and sustain a healthy and vibrant North Shore, where everyone is valued, contributes and feels they belong. Community Grants aim to support connection and belonging for the North Shore community and will support a wide range of organizational needs. 

Eligible initiatives:

  • Must be charitable in nature;
  • Fall within the Impact Areas as listed above;
  • Must be for the benefit of the community of West Vancouver or the North Shore;
  • Improve connection and belonging for the West Vancouver and North Shore Community.

Belonging has two interrelated parts and both are supported with Community Grants: Building Community creates the conditions and places for people to connect – such as building structures and infrastructure – our built environment; and Community Building connects hearts and minds through programs - opportunities for arts, culture, recreation, and for connection, inclusion, participation, and contribution.

For Grant Assessment Criteria, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164626

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant Amount: $1,500 - $10,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Who Can Apply:
- A non-profit is eligible to apply if it serves the West Vancouver community and is a registered charity or qualified donee with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
- Organizations that are not registered charities but wish to apply for funding are encouraged to develop a formal and genuine partnership with a registered charity whose mandate is similar. The registered charity would apply for funds for the proposed project on their behalf. CRA recommends that the relationship between the registered charity and the non-charitable organization is documented. Visit CRA’s website for more details:

The following initiatives are ineligible:
- Deficit reduction (e.g. debts or loans);
- Building an endowment;
- Primarily benefitting individuals (such as scholarships);
- Expenses incurred before the date of grant approval;
- National or provincial initiatives without specific benefit to West Vancouver;
- Religious activities or services that focus on only one spiritual tradition;
- Political activity that is prohibited by the Canada Revenue Agency.

Pre-proposal Conference:

There will be a Q&A Webinar session on January 8th, 2020 at 10:00 AM PST.

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Pre-Application Information:

Applications will be accepted until January 24, 2020.

Staff may contact you to discuss your application or to set up a site visit. The Grants Committee will meet to recommend grants for approval by the Board of Directors. By mid-March 2020, you will receive an email notifying you if your grant request was approved or denied.

On October 24th there was an online webinar on the Grants programs and the application process. The presentation can be viewed in Supporting Documents below.

Contact Information:

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

Submit your application as a PDF or .doc to

If you have questions about Community Grants, please contact Denise Howell at

Grant Coverage Areas:

West Vancouver and North Shore

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: British Columbia: West Vancouver and North Shore;

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