At Vancouver Foundation we know that small is beautiful. And that small things can have a big impact.
Neighbourhood Small Grants
Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) is Vancouver Foundation’s unique program that helps build community and strengthen connections right where people live - in their neighbourhoods. Our program supports residents like you: residents who have small but powerful ideas to bring people together and make your neighbourhood vibrant.
We currently operate our Neighbourhood Small Grants in sixteen neighbourhoods, in partnership with other community organizations.
Our grants range anywhere from $50 to $500 (with two grants of $1000 per neighbourhood) and are designed to help make your project a reality. A community garden, a canning workshop, an intergenerational storytelling project, a street party, and a book exchange - these are just some of hundreds of wonderful resident-driven ideas we fund each year.
Apply for a Grant
Visit our dedicated website to learn more about the Neighbourhood Small Grants Program and how you can apply for a grant in your neighbourhood.
Neighbourhood Small Grants Fund
Event a small donation can have big impact in the NSG program. You can support this program through a gift to the NSG Fund, or to your metro Vancouver neighbourhood fund. Click here to learn more or make a donation.
Greenest City Fund Neighbourhood Small Grants
The City of Vancouver and Vancouver Foundation have teamed up to help make Vancouver the greenest city by 2020. We’ve created the Greenest City Fund – a four-year, $2 million fund that will support community-led green projects. We want to go right into the heart of the community for ideas, and that’s why we’ve dedicated a portion of the Fund to support Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) that have a green focus. Our aim is to encourage local initiatives, designed and undertaken by residents, right in their community.
Your proposal needs to meet the criteria below and must benefit your Vancouver neighbourhood. Available Grants of Up to $1,000 Each.
Visit our dedicated website to learn more about the Greenest City Fund Neighbourhood Small Grants Program.
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