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

In 2016, more than 1200 members of our community donated through Vancity Community Foundation, bringing us to over 195 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 $271,054 of direct support to social enterprises meeting community needs and addressing poverty by increasing jobs or access to goods and services in under served communities.

Building

We invested in 9 social purpose real estate initiatives that promise to house individuals and organizations, increase and/or retain community ownership and assets, and build opportunities for shared spaces.

Stories of Change
Lohbrunner Farm & The Foodlands Cooperative
There is growing public awareness and enthusiasm around building a sustainable local food and agriculture system in BC. By supporting the establishment of the Foodlands Cooperative and contributing to the acquisition of its first farm, we are helping lead the way to make foodland more accessible.
Impact Investing
Back in 2012, Central City Foundation approached Vancity and Vancity Community Foundation about financing the purchase of a building in New Westminster. Central City Foundation was interested in providing a low cost lease option to a local non-profit, Aunt Leah’s.
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...