Social enterprise grants

Experience tells us that sometimes social enterprises need grant support as well as financing, in order to progress from concept to growth. That’s why we provide grants for eligible social enterprises operated by not-for-profit organizations, co-operatives or First Nations/Métis government organizations. Learn more about our grant programs…

Community project grants

Vancity has a community project grants program focused on providing grants of up to $10,000. The grants support cooperatives, First Nations and not-for-profit organizations engaged in social justice and financial inclusion, environment and cooperative economy. Learn more.

Vancity Social Enterprise Portfolio Program

Vancity and Vancity Community Foundation award six to eight Portfolio Program grants to social enterprises each year. The program ensures that promising social enterprises have access to the financial and technical resources required for the start-up and growth phases of their operations. Learn more.

BC Social Venture Partners

We also partner with BC Social Venture Partners in the BC Social Enterprise Fund. Created in 2005, the fund provides: second-stage capital grants to not-for-profit social enterprises engaged in revenue generation businesses; advice; and support from a range of skilled professionals. Contact
Elizabeth_Green@vancity.com, 604.877.4920 for more information.