The Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund Society, in partnership with the Vancouver Foundation, provides grants to registered charities in B.C. operating summer camps and out-of-school programs that directly serve the needs of children and youth (up to 18 years) with special challenges.

Grants range up to $5,000. Applications are reviewed by Vancouver Foundation staff and members of their Children, Youth and Families Advisory Committee.

The Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund Society was established in 1981 to help give needy children in B.C. a brighter future. Thanks to generous donations from our readers, earned interest from the Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund Endowment fund at the Vancouver Foundation, and its own trust fund, the following grants were disbursed in the 2007/2008 fiscal year.

• Wheelchair Sports Association

• British Columbia Professional Firefighters Burn Fund

• British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

• Camp Hornby Society

• Campbell River Hospice Society

• Canadian Mental Health Association Delta Branch

• Canadian National Institute for the Blind, B.C.-Yukon Division

• Central City Mission

• Community Ventures Society

• Delta Humane Society

• Down Syndrome Research Foundation and Resource Centre

• Enderby and District Community Resource Centre

• Family Services of Greater Vancouver

• Family YMCA of Prince George

• Fraser Canyon Hospice Society

• Fraserside Community Services Society

• Grandview Community Centre Association

• Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia

• Kidney Foundation of Canada, B.C. Branch

• Kids Up Front Foundation (Vancouver)

• KidSafe Project Society

• La Boussole, Centre Communautaire Francophone

• Learning Disabilities Association of British Columbia – Fraser

• Learning Disabilities Association of British Columbia – Vancouver

• Leave Out Violence “LOVE”

• Lower Mainland Purpose Society for Youth and Families

• Mainstream Association for Proactive Community Living

• Mennonite Central Committee Supportive C

• Mission Community Services Society

• Nanaimo Child Development Centre Society

• North American Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society

• North Shore Disability Resource Centre Association

• Northern BC Friends of Children Society

• Place Maillardville Society

• Power To Be Adventure Therapy Society

• Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children

• Richmond Committee on Disability

• Richmond Therapeutic Equestrian Society

• Ridge Meadows Child Development Centre Society

• Salvation Army Vancouver Community & Family Services

• Strathcona Community Centre Association

• Sumerland Asset Development Initiative

• Sunshine Coast Community Services Society

• Umoja Operation Compassion Society of BC

• United Ostomy Association Inc. Vancouver British Columbia Chapter

• UrbanPromise Ministries

• Vancouver Adapted Music Society

• Vancouver International Children’s Festival Society

• Vancouver Oral Centre for Deaf Children

• West End Community Centre Association

• Westcoast Parenting Resources and Education Projects Society

• Western Canadian Pediatric AIDS Society

• Youth Parliament of British Columbia Alumni Society

• YWCA of Vancouver

• Zajac Ranch Society

The Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund Society, in partnership with Vancouver Foundation, provides grants twice yearly to registered charities in British Columbia that directly serve the needs of children and youth (up to 18 years) with special challenges. Grants range from $100 to $5000 and recommendations are made by the Vancouver Foundation’s Children, Youth and Families Advisory Committee whose members have knowledge and experience in the fields of children’s physical, mental and emotional health.

Eligible applicants are B.C. registered charities and other qualified donees under the Income Tax Act. They must demonstrate fiscal responsibility and effective management. Grants are not made to individuals or businesses.

Organizations seeking grants may contact Vancouver Foundation at 604-688-2204.

For any other inquiries, please contact The Vancouver Sun promotions department at 604-605-2304.

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. May 28 2012

    Hi there,

    Just wondering when the next application deadline is?

    • vansun
      Oct 22 2012

      We’re gearing up for another round, likely in mid-November.


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