Donate to VHF

Help VHF ensure heritage buildings and places are a part of Vancouver’s future.


VHF accepts donations year round, but in the late fall we make a special request to help support our educational projects, grants and more. Vancouver is known worldwide for its dramatic natural setting but it is also the distinctive neighbourhoods and historic places of our city that give it a unique character, connect us to the history and stories of this place every day, and offer opportunities to ensure a vibrant, culturally-rich and sustainable city for the future. We hope you will donate this fall so we can continue to take a leading role in championing our city’s heritage places, their conservation and the many public benefits they bring.

This year, we continued to provide real support for heritage places and their future:

  • We added to our rich online resources
  • We offered over 50 engaging events
  • We provided opportunities for young people including three internships, as well as reduced pricing and sponsored tickets
  • We offered grants to support eight building conservation projects and over 20 energy efficiency upgrades
  • We worked with City staff to enable alternative options for meeting Vancouver Building By-Law energy efficiency requirements in heritage and character homes

Please consider Vancouver Heritage Foundation in your annual donations. We can accept donations by phone, mail or simply click the “Donate Now” button above.

VHF is taking a leading role in championing our city’s heritage places. It is as important as ever to engage people with Vancouver’s diverse and rich history, promote the benefits of heritage conservation and provide practical support to those looking after Vancouver’s built heritage.

Please consider making a donation to Vancouver Heritage Foundation.

Your donation will help us deliver established and new programs and projects. Our annual house tours continue to be a popular source of heritage education. We are also committed to bringing heritage into the 21st century with a growing selection of online resources such as the Heritage Site Finder and the Community History Resource that make it easy for everyone to learn about Vancouver’s diverse and valued heritage places.

Your contribution helps us continue to enrich these resources and add new ones, including our initiative to create a VHF Schools Program with resources to engage school students with the history and built heritage in their city. With your help we can put this into action. Thank you for supporting VHF.

Nearly 25% of our annual budget comes directly from donations and fundraising efforts. Through partnerships, sponsorships and grant funding, we are able to leverage your donation to work even harder, while over 180 volunteers support events and projects helping us make your contribution go a long way.

All donations are tax deductible according to CRA regulations. An official receipt for income tax purposes is issued for donations of $20 or more. Those who donate over $1,000 during a single calendar year are considered Major Donors. For more information on our Major Donor program, click here.

VHF's registered charity number is 891765968.

  • DONATE BY TELEPHONE - call VHF's office at 604-264-9642

VHF also offers a monthly giving option with authorized automatic debits. For more information on how monthly giving works, please contact Caili Bell, Office and Program Coordinator at 604 264 9642 or email.

If you would like to discuss your gift to VHF in more detail please call Judith Mosley, Executive Director at 604-264-9642 or email.

As a charitable organization, we are grateful for all donations. Your support means we can promote appreciation of Vancouver’s unique history and built heritage, and support conservation projects with education, information and grants. Donors are acknowledged on our website and in our annual reports.

Memorial Donations

VHF is able to accept donations in memory of a specific person. If you would like us to send a personalized letter to the family or loved ones informing them of your gift, please indicate on the online form the name of the person the gift memorializes and the address where the letter should be sent. You can also contact us directly via email or phone 604 264 9642 to discuss your gift.

THANK YOU to the 2017 Friends of VHF whose contributions ensure our ability to offer unique, award-winning programs:

Witmar Abele, Susan Alexander, Bruce Allen, Andre and Brock Rowland Foundation, Andrew Mahon Foundation, Mamie Angus, Carmen Apted, Ric Arboit, Howard Ashton, Julie Backer, Gregg Baker, Elizabeth Ball & Douglas Welch, Andrea Baxendale, Gillian Beattie, Lorraine Bennett, Karin Bernauer, Stephen Best, Stacy Bhola-Reebye & Rajiv Reebye, Russel Black, Stephen Blaxland, Barbara Boehm, Janet Boeur, Simon Boisvert, Janine Bond, Ryan Bragg, Peter Brock, Dallas Brodie, Lorna Brown, Adrienne Brown, John Buckberrough, George Campbell, Stephanie Carlson, Sheila Carnahan, Mike Cates, Rebecca Catley, The Christopher Foundation, David Clarke & Fraser Norrie, Louisa Cohen, Linda Collins, Allan Cunningham, Jim Davidson, Pelar Davidson, Heather Deal, Brenda Doris, David Dove, Andrea Elvidge, D Margaret Etchell, Patricia Evans & John Stonier, James Evans, Herbert Evers, Marta Farevaag, Paul Fast, Jan Fialkowski, Peter Finch, Jessie Fischer, Charles & Lucile Flavelle, Marguerite Ford, Barbara Fromm, Daphne Frost, Pete Fry, Jake Fry & Elizabeth Seaton, Bonnie Gabel, Charles Gauthier, Michael Geller, Sue Gill, Carole Goldsmith, Chris Gorczynski, Heather Gordon, John Goundrey, Andrew & Melanie Graham, Connie Graham, Chris Graham, Andrew & Joan Grant, Nairn Grundy, Anne Guthrie-Warman, Judith & Poul Hansen, Imbi & Phillip Harding, Gordon Harris, Henry Hawthorn & Jane Durante, Richard & Carol Henriquez, Johanna Hickey, Ross Hill & Jane Irwin, Wendy & Ashley Hilliard, Andrew Hiscox, Jean Hodgins, John Holland, Jason Howell, Wendy Hunt, Lisa Isherwood, Sakura Iwagami, JJ Bean Coffee Roasters, Keith Jakobsen, Heather James, Elinor Janzen, Joseph & Elizabeth Jarvis, Lynn Kagan, Lynn Katey, Richard & Heather Keate, Lynne Kennedy, Larry & Sherry Killam, Hiroko King, Paul Kluckner, Cheryl Knopp, Christina Knudson, Edward Kolic, Frances Kolotyluk, Myrna Kozier, Virgina Kwan, Helena Lang & Steven Forbes Lang, Denny & Stephanie Lang, Paul Larocque, Lorey Lasley, Baila Lazarus, Robert Lemon, Imogene Lim, Pamela Lockhart, Barbara Lockyer, Lohn Foundation, Sheila Lovelock, Donald Luxton, Laverne MacFadden, Lisa MacFarlane, George MacIntosh, Janis Mack, Michael MacLean, Sylvia Mahal, Kathy Mair, Mollie Massie, Anne Mathisen, Euan McLean, Janet Mee, Sylvia Messer, Ann-Marie & Andy Metten, Mary Lou Miles, Rob Mitchell, Jane Mitchell, Cheryl Mitchell, David Mitchell, Janet & Andrew Morgan, Daryl Nelson, Marina Newson, Christine Nicolas, Penelope Noble, Anthony Norfolk, Cornelia Oberlander, Judy Oberlander, Toshi Oikawa, Adele Oliver, PCI Holdings Corp., Bernie Papke, Danielle Peacock, Sonja Pedersen, Eric Phillips, Anne Piternick, Britney Quail, Dan Quon, John Quinton, Madeleine Radford, Chris Ray, Janis Rea, Katherine Reichert, Ian & Viviane Reid, Sharon Revel, Virginia Richards, Margaret Richards, John Robinson, Judy Rogers & Grant Close, William & Ruth Ross, Graham Rudd & Pascale de Kerckhove, Jessie Rupp, Karen Russell, Lindsay Salt, Anthony Salvian, Jenny Sandy, Georgia Scott, Jo Scott Baxendale, Jean Scribner, Secret Garden Tea Company, Mark Shieh, Frank & Lorraine Shorrock, Cecil Sigal, Heidi Solanki, Peter & Rosa Stenberg, Jim Stiven, Judy & Daniel Stoffman, Mary Stott, Lesley Stowe, Strathcona Church, Sharon Street, Bruce & Margaret Stuart, Ronald & Wendy Stuart, Mary Sweeney, Diane & Phil Switzer, Andy Sylvester, Kaarina Talvila, Beverley Taylor, Anona Thorne, John Tobin, Colleen Torrison, Ross Turnbull, Phyllis Tyers, Dale Unrau, Barbara Vanderburgh, Elizabeth Walker, Bruno Wall, Rory Wallace, Margaret Walwyn, Kerri-Lee Watson, Bruce Watson, David & Elvi Whittaker, Anne Williams, Sheri Wisnowski, Jennifer Wolfe, Sue Womersley, John Wood, Monty Wood, Jamie & Claire Wright, Bruce Munro Wright