Donate to VHF

Support VHF's educational programming and grants through uncertain times

In uncertain times, the support of donors is vital to registered charities like Vancouver Heritage Foundation. In following public health authority guidelines, we cancelled most of our spring 2020 programming, a main source of funding for VHF. We are dedicated to finding new ways to continue our mandate of offering educational programming, free online resources and grants. If you are in a position to contribute at this time, we greatly appreciate any donations.

We accept donations year round to help support our educational projects, grants and more. Heritage places can connect us to our city and neighbourhoods, to local history and to each other. VHF works throughout the year to provide valuable opportunities to learn about and explore heritage in our communities, grow appreciation and provide direct support for places to be preserved, restored and maintained for the long term.

You can also support us by participating in our Fall Heritage Auction, an online silent auction of items and experiences donated by local businesses, organizations and individuals.

In 2019, we made exciting progress with new and renewed initiatives including:

  • Increased grants to support heritage buildings and sites. In 2019 we offered $30,000 to support 12 heritage restoration projects. With our new Heritage Conservation Grants Program we will increase that 700% starting this fall
  • Established the Yosef Wosk Publication Grant program, which supports new publications in a variety of media on topics related to local history and heritage
  • Developed a Heritage Study Guide to support teachers and their students in exploring local history and heritage places
  • Presented over 55 events including lectures, tours, workshops and community events
  • Hosted three internships and offered sponsored and discounted event access for students

Please donate to Vancouver Heritage Foundation and invest in the future of heritage places in our city. We can accept donations by mail or simply click the “Donate Now” button above.

Please consider making a donation to Vancouver Heritage Foundation.

Donations and fundraising events provide 25% of our annual budget, essential for sustaining our programs, creating positive change and growing direct support to heritage places. We need your help to deliver new initiatives, keep programs affordable to a wide audience, build and maintain free resources, give grants for heritage conservation, and help create a better environment for heritage projects.


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 - please note our office is currently closed due to COVID-19. If you would like a call back to place your donation, please contact us via email.

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 via email.

If you would like to discuss your gift to VHF in more detail please call Judith Mosley, Executive Director via 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 to discuss your gift.


THANK YOU to the 2019 Friends of VHF whose contributions ensure our ability to offer unique, award-winning programs:

Annette Anderson, Andre and Brock Rowland Foundation, Andrew Mahon Foundation, Joost Bakker, Megan Balmer, Bill Barazzuol, Andrea Baxendale, Gillian Beattie, Pall Beesla, Karin Bernauer, Ben Bialek, Russel Black, Janet Boeur, Janine Bond, John Buckberrough, George Campbell, Sheila Carnahan, Beth Carter, Elena Chepil, Deborah Cheslevy, Karen Clare, Brenda Clark, Marlene Conway, Sharon Cooper & Lance Read, Simon Cowell, Britney Dack, Elizabeth Denton, David Dove, Dr. Lloyd & Kay Chapman Charitable Foundation, Lesley Jeanne Durrant, Susan Easton, James Evans, Patricia Evans & John Stonier, Herbert Evers, Michael Evison, Marta Farevaag, Ruth Fast, Jessie Fischer, Charles & Lucile Flavelle, Marguerite Ford, Daphne & Anson Frost, Michael Geller, Katherine Gerson, Irena Glezer, GMR Foundation, Carla Graebner, Andrew & Melanie Graham, Andrew & Joan Grant, Judith & Poul Hansen, Nancy Heckman, Johanna Hickey, Ross Hill & Jane Irwin, Wendy & Ashley Hilliard, John Holland, Elizabeth Holt, Pattijean Irwin, Lisa Isherwood, Keith Jakobsen, Elinor Janzen, Elizabeth Jones, Phillip Jones & Lori-Ann Stromberg, Barb Jusiak, Lynn Kagan, Heather & Richard Keate, Margot Keate West, Lynne Kennedy, Tanya Kenny, Eva Keskula, Mira Keyes, Hiroko King, Margot Kiss, Paul Kluckner, Michael Kluckner & Christine Allen, Edward Kolic, Myrna Kozier, Jinny Ladner, Shona Lam, Robert Leader, Robert Lemon, Imogene Lim, William Lin, Mai Linde, Barbara Lockyer, Lohn Foundation, Therese Lord, Sheila Lovelock, Donald Luxton, Lisa MacFarlane, Kathy Mair, Nancy Margitan, Mollie Massie & Hein Poulus, Anne Mathisen, Alison McNeil, Sylvia Messer, Ann-Marie Metten, Stephen Mikicich, David Mitchell, Rob Mitchell, Cheryl Mitchell, Jane Mitchell, Janet & Andrew Morgan, Marian Myers, Alyssa Myshok & Matt Drown, Daryl Nelson, Christine Nicolas, Anthony Norfolk, Judy Oberlander & Mark Wexler, Adele Oliver, Larry Orr, George Pajari, Bernie Papke, PCI Developments, Terry Pask, Joan Patterson, Danielle Peacock, Ron Pears, Eric Philips, Anne Piternick, Justine Priestley, Sally Quinn, John Quinton, Chris Ray, Ian & Viviane Reid, Peter Rozee, Graham Rudd, Karen Russell, Mitch Sakumoto, Lindsay Salt, Jo Scott Baxendale, Elizabeth Seaton & Jake Fry, Shirley Sexsmith, Jane Shen, Frank & Lorraine Shorrock, Peter Sickert, Eric Siu, Dianne Slimmon, Michael Smith, Peter & Rosa Stenberg, Judy & Daniel Stoffman, Rick Stonehouse, Keith Stoneman, Sharon Street, Ronald & Wendy Stuart, Diane & Phillip Switzer, Kaarina Talvila, Linda Tenenbaum & Brian Wener, Susan Tha, The Christopher Foundation, The Ruth E. and William H. Ross Foundation, Patricia Thomson, Anona Thorne, John Tobin, Phyllis Tyers, Leslie Van Duzer, Barbara Vanderburgh, Eileen Vanderburgh, Vintage Woodworks, Margaret Walwyn, Bruce Watson, Lorraine & Morgan Weldrick, Margaret Wilson, Geoff Wing, Frank & Diane Winter, Sue Womersley, Glen Wong, John Wood