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What is YAHU?

We are the Youth Philanthropy Council of the West Vancouver Community Foundation. Run by a passionate and dedicated group of West Vancouver students with the help of the Foundations Board, staff and volunteers. The Council is dedicated to supporting youth initiatives in West Vancouver by promoting community volunteerism and philanthropy. The Youth Endowment Fund provides grants for projects involving youth in the West Vancouver community. YAHU students fundraise to continually add monies to this fund.

Our Mission

West Vancouver Community Foundation exists through a philanthropic partnership with donors who establish endowment funds to provide grants to local charities.Grants are awared for projects/programs with a special emphasis on animal welfare, arts, culture & heritage, children, youth & families, seniors, education, environment, health & recreation and social wellbeing. 


ENHANCE the quality of life for youth in West Vancouver.
SUPPORT programs which encourage dignity, inclusiveness, equality, and empathy for all.
CREATE opportunities to enhance the self-esteem, leadership skills, and life skills of youth.
ENCOURAGE volunteerism, citizenship, community involvement and philanthropy by youth.


To apply for a grant from YAHU, you must have charitable status, or be sponsored by an organization that is registered as a charity. This may be a school, service club, church or other community group. Sponsors must be willing to assume the legal and financial responsibility for the project and grant. Grants are not made to individuals or businesses. The grant application deadline for 2018 will be announced in due course.

Get Involved

YAHU welcomes students interested in bettering the West Vancouver community. Currently we have students from West Vancouver Secondary School, Rockridge Secondary, Sentinel Secondary, Collingwood School and Mulgrave School. Interested? Please email

2016-2017 YAHU MEMBERS

YAHU Members:

  • Hannah Boon: Grade 12, Sentinel, Co-President
  • Jesse Boon: Grade 11, Sentinel, Outreach Liaison
  • Jamie Cross: Grade 11, Mulgrave, Member
  • Anna Edmonds: Grade 10, Mulgrave, Outreach Liaison
  • Isabella Edmonds: Grade 12, Mulgrave, Co-President
  • Cobb Hu: Grade 11, West Vancouver Secondary, Member
  • Lillian Huang: Grade 10, Mulgrave, Member
  • Laelia Lei: Grade 10, Mulgrave, Member
  • Quillan O'Neill: Grade 11, Rockridge, Secretary
  • Alison Shang: Grade 9, Sentinel, Member
  • Taydon Sinopoli: Grade 11, Rockridge, Treasurer
  • Shanil Verjee: Grade 12, Mulgrave, Co-President
  • Ken Yang: Grade 10, Mulgrave, Member
  • Andre Zou: Grade 9, Rockridge, Member