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Funding & How We Give

YVR Cares

In 2024, we are thrilled to welcome back community grant and funding requests while expanding employee giving and volunteer opportunities. We will be accepting requests for donations and sponsorships of community programs, volunteer opportunities and gifts in-kind to community-based organizations. We are proud to invest in community organizations or events that are working towards Empowering People, Supporting Communities or Creating a Sustainable Future.  

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The YVR Social Impact Program focuses on three key components: YVR Cares Grants, Employee Giving and Employee Volunteering.

Funding/Grants

We will be accepting online grant applications from community organizations and events throughout the year with intake guidelines listed in the table below. Applications submitted by organizations outside of the intake window will be accepted; however, they may not be evaluated until the following review period. This means an application submitted in March may not get reviewed until the June/July review period.

 Application Intake  Review Period:
 February 1 - February 29, 2024  March 1 - April 30, 2024
 May 1 - May 31, 2024  June 1 - July 31, 2024
 August 1 - August 31, 2024 September 1 - October 31, 2024
 November 1, - November 15, 2024  November 16 - December 31, 2024

YVR Cares Community Investment Grants do not support:

  • Sports teams or organizations
  • Galas and golf tournaments
  • Support for individuals
  • Travel, accommodation or meals
  • Advertising in yearbooks, handbooks, journals, event programs or recruitment initiatives
  • Advocacy or lobbying for narrow or specific interests
  • Endowments, contingency funds or deficit campaigns
  • We will promote diversity, but do not promote organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion or lifestyle
  • Political parties, projects or programs
  • Private foundations, clubs, elementary and secondary schools, private universities, and private schools
  • Religious or faith-based projects or programs (exceptions to this include supporting faith-based organizations at YVR including the local chaplaincy)
  • Service clubs, fraternal organizations or commercial third-party fundraising groups
  • Vancouver Airport Authority Board of Directors, employees or members of their families
  • Organizations with conflicting mandates and agendas to the interests of the Airport Authority
  • Major capital projects and campaigns

In very rare and specific cases, we fund existing partnerships that may fall under what is listed above.

Click here to submit your application!

It can typically take up to three months to fully develop partnerships, so please submit applications early to take this timing into account.  In consideration of the high volume of requests we receive each year, funding applications up to a maximum of $20,000 are recommended unless your organization has a current or previous partnership with YVR.

If you are looking for volunteer support specifically, please email [email protected]

 

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