BGH Community Fund

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.


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.

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