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Our mission is to work with individuals and organizations to help build a society that's inclusive, just, and sustainable. Using our experience, community knowledge, and Vancity network, we will work with you to develop a giving strategy that’s right for you and helps you to invest in people & organizations – big and small – that are making a difference.

Our focus areas include affordable housing, homelessness and social and economic innovation through projects like BC Rent Bank, Reaching Home, Living Wage for Families, Affordable Community Housing Program + Accelerator Fund and 312 Main.

Let's work together

Working with us to channel your charitable giving comes with its own set of unique advantages.
Here are just a few reasons to work with us:

Experience and Values

Experience and Values

Having access to the services, expertise, and network of Vancity means we’re able to build on the cooperative values and reputation of a legendary local institution, and join together to create even greater positive change in the community. 

Ethical & Impact Investing

Ethical & Impact Investing

When you work with us, you can take tremendous comfort knowing your dollars are invested ethically to achieve both financial and social returns.



Setting up a Donor Advised Fund is simpler than establishing a separate charitable foundation or dealing with individual charities. We take care of all the paperwork and administrative details.



Whether you establish a Donor Advised Fund, for short-term impact or a long-term legacy, or partner with us directly, we’ll work with you to contribute to the causes you care about.

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Ways to give
Ways to give


Whether you’re making a one-time donation or partnering with us over the long term, contributing to a Donor Advised Fund or establishing a Donor Advised Fund, there are many ways to give.

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Vancity Community Foundation hosts a wide range of Donor Advised Funds that support organizations and individuals in realizing their vision for community impact.

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Terran Bell
Manager, Donor Relations

Terran cares deeply about building community and finding innovative and creative ways to connect resources to community.

Professional Advisors

For Professional Advisors

Working with Vancity Community Foundation means access to a full service of philanthropic services, in addition to direct referrals to unique supports as a result of our close relationship with Vancity Credit Union.

Stories of Change
Nancy Hawkins and Bill Bargeman Fund
A fair world. Social justice. Thoughtful participation. These ideals inspire the generous giving of Bill Bargeman and Nancy Hawkins, retired teachers and union leaders who established a Donor Advised Fund through Vancity Community Foundation in 2014.
Catalyst Community Developments
No money changed hands. A contract was signed to acquire 31 new units of below market rental housing in the City of Richmond, BC. And all of the players received what they wanted in the ultimate win-win-win scenario for non-profit housing in this province.
Surrey Homelessness and Housing Society
In September 2017, a once-notorious establishment in Surrey, where sirens had rung out daily and women were profoundly exploited, underwent an incredible transformation with support from the Surrey Homelessness and Housing Society, which provided a $75,000 responsive grant for much-needed renovations.