Donate to VHF

Help VHF sustain and grow real support for heritage places

In uncertain times, the support of donors is vital to registered charities like Vancouver Heritage Foundation. In following public health authority guidelines, we have cancelled or tentatively rescheduled 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.

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 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