VCF Staff at the MegaPhone Breakfast 2016
Loutet Farm
ABOUT VANCITY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Vancity Community Foundation was founded on the belief that if we work together, we will have the resources we need to build a thriving, vibrant community.

Our Model

Everything we do is an investment in community. We believe that if all our assets are invested in building healthy communities, where cooperative principles and practices are flourishing and social justice and environmental sustainability are enhanced, the world will be a better place and our community well-being will be enhanced.

Our Model Diagram
How We Work
Our Story
Vancity City Centre

Building on our track record of supporting community in a progressive and engaged way, we have the added advantage of being connected to Canada's largest community-based credit union.

Our People
VCF Staff at megaphone breakfast 2016

With the business acumen of the credit union and deep connections in the progressive charitable sector, we define success as building and strengthening our relationships in our community to help build a future of shared success.

Our Services
Common Thread

Whether you are seeking support from us for your impact business or real estate project or you would like to make a difference through a donation or bequest; we would love to connect with you so that we can build a more vibrant future together.

By the Numbers
Family

Last year, more than 1000 members of our community donated through Vancity Community Foundation, bringing us to over 175 Donor Advised Funds. Together we supported more than 1,000 organizations to make a more inclusive, just and sustainable world.

Money

We provided a total of $350,000 of direct support to social enterprises meeting community needs and addressing poverty by increasing jobs or access to goods and services in underserved communities.

Building

We invested in 7 impact real estate initiatives that promise to house individuals and organizations, increase and/or retain community ownership and assets, and build opportunities for shared spaces.

Care

We increased the proportion of our assets held as direct impact investments to more than 26%. That’s more than $1 in every $4 invested. 

Stories of Change
Program Related Investments Allow Orgs to Own Real Estate
For the last quarter century, Vancity Community Foundation has been creating impact in a number of forward-thinking ways. One such example is by making Program Related Investments...
FFCF & Young Agrarians Prove Future is Ripe with Possibility
We want to grow the next generation of ecological farmers in BC. Our ideal future would be that new and young farmers are able to thrive, and that people everywhere –from all socio...
When it Comes to Farmed Salmon, KUTERRA Goes Against the Current
They said it couldn’t be done. After all, who knew that salmon could be farmed in a way that is environmentally friendly, as well as antibiotic-, and hormone-free – completely outs...