SMART AND CARING COMMUNITY FUND
In 2017 the Foundation launched a new fund, designed to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday. This Fund was created in honour of His Excellency, the Governor General of Canada, David Johnston who, on a visit to West Vancouver, reminded us that , "a caring community is one that recognizes the measure of any society's success lies in its ability to help others, particularly the vulnerable and marginalized among us."
The fund was seeded with an initial contribution of $50,000 from a bequest to the Foundation. To celebrate the launch of this Fund, an additional contribution was made by the Foundation's Board of Directors.
The Smart and Caring Community Fund provides a wonderful opportunity for others to join with the Foundation in the celebration of philanthropy and to directly support the many agencies that work to improve the lives of our most vulnerable citizens. We hope that this initial contribution is only the beginning, and that other citizens from across the community will join us to build a fund that speaks to the compassion and caring that all of us have for those in need. Together we can create a smart and caring legacy for future generations.