BGH Community Fund supports programs and initiatives that promote community economic development. Priority will be given to projects which help alleviate poverty, foster self-reliance (self sufficiency) and help recipients gain confidence and power.
Give to this Fund
Donations of $20 or more will receive an official tax receipt. Official tax receipts will be issued to the individual or organization named on the credit card.
About the Fund
Beatrix Handlbauer immigrated to Canada from Austria in 1990. As a single parent she felt lucky to have an excellent job at Vancity while she established a network of friends in Metro Vancouver.
When looking back over the years, Beatrix thinks there can sometimes be a fine line between things working out or not, and believes a particular event, someone's encouragement or personal influence can make all the difference. Beatrix felt motivated to find a vehicle to give something back to her community and in 2005, created the BGH Community Fund.