West Vancouver Foundation

Community Benefit


The West Vancouver Foundation is a community foundation that was founded in 1979 by a group of West Vancouver residents that wanted to inspire and steward local philanthropy for local benefit. The West Vancouver Foundation receives donations from local philanthropists & community members and is then able to provide funding to local charities, through various granting programs, to support programs that address community needs.

Our Impact

For over 40 years, the West Vancouver Foundation has been granting to charities that serve those located on the North Shore (North Vancouver and West Vancouver). In 2020 over $1 million was granted out, through 138 grants, through various granting programs including Community Grants, North Shore COVID-19 Response Grant, Neighbourhood Small Grants and the Emergency Community Support Fund (funded by the Government of Canada).

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Bequests in a will go to the causes you care about.  You can select specific causes, field of interest or contribute to one of our existing funds such as the Caring Community Fund which supports a wide range of important charitable causes and ensures your gift is directed to the areas of greatest need based on the West Vancouver Foundation’s VitalSigns research and ongoing assessments.

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West Vancouver Community Foundation

Charity Number

13217 1679 RR0001

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