VCH Community Investments develops, manages, and administers a variety of health promotion grant programs in support of community organizations actively engaged in health promotion initiatives. In support of this work, the VCH Community Investments team also provides opportunities for organizational capacity building to funded agencies and the not-for-profit health promotion sector; engages in various fund development activities; conducts relevant research and evaluation; and facilitates relationships between the not-for-profit and health sectors.
Since 1997, VCH has provided more than $4 million dollars each year in grants across the
VCH region to support over a hundred community partners facilitating health promotion programs and projects designed to build on inherent strengths and meet diverse needs of communities. By partnering with community organizations and local governments, we hope to acknowledge, and raise awareness, of the significant value of upstream health promotion efforts and the critical role of community organizations in these efforts.
Over 90% of funding is currently committed to providing stable, long-term core operational funding to approximately 70 programs hosted by registered not-for-profit partners. The remainder is made available to fund one-time program enhancements, development and innovation, organizational capacity building, partnership and collaboration, and innovative projects responding to emergent health promotion priorities.
All activities aim to support community partners and community led initiatives designed to address underlying systemic barriers and issues that lead to health inequities and marginalization.
Communities empowered to be healthy.
Support community-driven initiatives that lead to greater equity in wellness by building on a community's social, cultural, environmental and economic foundations.
Read about our work in the following news stories.
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Vancouver Coastal Health Community Investments
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