Since 1999, we’ve seen small amounts of money make a visible difference in communities across BC. We see and feel the ripple effect of the grants in the book exchanges, benches and community gardens people have built.
What also matters are the waves and smiles from neighbours. Each tells the story of safer, more inclusive and connected communities. Though our grants are small, the results are powerful. Each project creates new relationships and a better tomorrow.
Indigenous Territorial Acknowledgement
In the spirit of right relations, the Neighbourhood Small Grants program and its partners acknowledge that we live, work, and play in the unceded and traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples — xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
We recognize that our growing program takes place across multiple Indigenous lands and traditional territories within British Columbia. Acknowledging territory shows recognition of and respect for Indigenous people – both past and present. Recognition and respect are essential elements of establishing healthy, reciprocal relations which are the key to right relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.
A Program by Vancouver Foundation
Vancouver Foundation is a community foundation dedicated to creating healthy, vibrant and livable communities across BC. Since 1943, in partnership with our donors, we have distributed more than $1 billion to charities. From arts and culture to the environment, health and social development, education, medical research and more, we exist to make meaningful and lasting improvements to communities in BC.
Neighbourhood Small Grants was created by Vancouver Foundation through local partnerships to builds community and strengthen connections right where people live.
Our Four Beliefs
Our grants are given with trust, autonomy, and support to give people a chance to see what they’re capable of and learn new skills along the way.
The Neighbourhood Small Grants program runs on the basis of four beliefs. First, small ideas are beautiful ideas. Then, we believe everyone has a gift to offer to those around them. Third, the project you create is yours — you choose how you want it to look and feel like. And finally, we hope that through the Neighbourhood Small Grants program that you will find your chosen family.
1. Small is Beautiful
2. Everyone Has Something to Offer
3. It's Your Project
4. Create Your Chosen Family
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Find Your Community
Neighbourhood Small Grants is offered across BC. We’ve put it all into a map where you can easily search for which community you belong to using your postal code.