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November 15, 2021 - November 29, 2021

Indigenous Priorities Granting Program

Flexible grants up to $50,000 for Indigenous-led organizations to support initiatives that encourage community inclusiveness, belonging, and healing.

Vancouver Foundation is committing $750,000 to the Indigenous Priorities Granting Program (IPGP) to provide flexible, one-time grants to First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities, and Indigenous-led organizations operating in the lands now known as BC. Grants are available up to $50,000 and are to support Indigenous-led initiatives that encourage community inclusiveness, belonging, and healing.    The IPGP is part of Vancouver Foundation’s commitment to Indigenous priorities. IPGP is an Indigenous-led initiative to surface and address critical funding and capacity needs of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

The social issues affecting Indigenous communities today are deeply rooted in the historic and ongoing impacts of colonization. As a community foundation we are committed to examining how traditional models of philanthropy have contributed to systemic barriers that limit Indigenous communities and Indigenous-led organizations’ ability to access reliable and flexible funding.     IPGP seeks to uplift Indigenous priorities and explore how Vancouver Foundation can best listen, learn, and walk alongside Indigenous partners. 

November 15, 2021: Online applications open  November 29, 2021: Online applications close  December 16, 2021: Funding decisions communicated