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.
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.
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Vancouver Coastal Health Community Investments
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