Donate to VHF

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

 VHF accepts donations year round 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 consider donating 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.

In 2018, 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 2018 Friends of VHF whose contributions ensure our ability to offer unique, award-winning programs:

Andre and Brock Rowland Foundation, Andrew Mahon Foundation, Ric Arboit, Carol Attenborrow, Joost Bakker, Megan Balmer, Andrea Baxendale, Gillian Beattie, Karin Bernauer, David Bishop, Russel Black, Janet Boeur, Janine Bond, Al & Diana Botteselle, Donna Brendon, Andy Broderick, Adrienne Brown, John Buckberrough, Giles Bugailiskis, George Campbell, Catherine Campbell McLean, Dr. Lloyd & Kay Chapman Charitable Foundation, The Christopher Foundation, Kyle Clapperton, David Clarke, Sharon Cooper, Jennifer Cutbill, Jim Davidson, Allan Diamond, David Dove, Tom Dragan, Jane Durant, Susan Easton, Andrea Elvidge, D Margaret Etchell, James Evans, Patricia Evans, Herbert Evers, Marta Farevaag, Paul Fast, Kathleen Ferns, Jessie Fischer, Charles & Lucile Flavelle, Marguerite Ford, Linda Fox, Ian Freeman, GMR Foundation, Charles Gauthier, Katherine Gerson, Sue Gill, Carole Goldsmith, Andrew & Melanie Graham, Andrew & Joan Grant, Colin Gray, Ian Gray, Eleanor Gregory, Nadia Grogan, Judith & Poul Hansen, Imbi & Phillip Harding, Patricia Harrison, Cheryle Harrison, Johanna Hickey, Ross Hill, John & Aileen Hollifield, Arlene Howard, Keith Jakobsen, Elinor Janzen, Joseph & Elizabeth Jarvis, Mary Lee Johnston, Philip Jones, Lynn Kagan, Heather & Richard Keate, Margot Keate West, Lynne Kennedy, Hiroko King, Margaret Kiss, Paul Kluckner, Myrna Kozier, John Kuharchuk, Denny & Stephanie Lang, Helena Lang, Lorey Lasley, Robert Leader, Robert Lemon, Imogene Lim, Barbara Lockyer, Lohn Foundation, Sheila Lovelock, Donald Luxton, Laverne MacFadden, Lisa MacFarlane, Michael MacLean, Kathy Mair, Nancy Margitan, Mollie Massie, Angus McIntyre, Phillip McNamara, Alison McNeil, Tricia Meneghello, Ann-Marie Metten, Iolanda Millar, Ruth Minchington, Rob Mitchell, Jane Mitchell, David Mitchell, Janet & Andrew Morgan, Shirley Morris, Robert Mullin, Norman Murray Fox, Daryl Nelson, Christine Nicolas, Penelope Noble, Judy Oberlander, Cornelia Oberlander, Elizabeth Oldham, Adele Oliver, Bernie Papke, Bhargav Parghi, Joan Parkin, PCI Developments, Danielle Peacock, Sonja Pedersen, Danielle Pepin, Eric Phillips, Anne Piternick, David Powley, Suelina Quan, John Quinton, Chris Ray, Janis Rea, Stacy & Rajiv Reebye, Katherine Reichert, Ian & Viviane Reid, Maggie Richards, Nancy Ross, Wendy Roth, Karen Russell, Lynn Sackville, Lindsay Salt, Jilian Scarth, Georgia Scott, Jo Scott Baxendale, Elizabeth Seaton, Jane Shen, Frank & Lorraine Shorrock, Patricia Simpson, Brenda Sine, Dianne Slimmon, Peter & Rosa Stenberg, Judy & Daniel Stoffman, Sharon Street, Ronald & Wendy Stuart, Bruce & Margaret Stuart, Diane & Phillip Switzer, Kaarina Talvila, Beverley Taylor, Linda Tenenbaum, Susan Tha, Fred Tischler, John Tobin, Hope Todd, Colleen Torrison, Ross Turnbull, Leslie Van Duzer, Barbara Vanderburgh, Simone Vermette, Elizabeth Walker, Walsh Foundation, Bruno Wall, Rory Wallace, Kerri-Lee & Tim Watson, David & Elvi Whittaker, Margaret Wilson, Geoff Wing, Frank Winter, Larry Wong, Glen Wong, John Wood, Bruce Munro Wright, Jamie & Claire Wright, and Janet Wurzbach