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Success story: Raven

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Public Relations Class from Kwantlen Polytechnic University raises $14,000 for STAND at Growth Gala

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STAND is a public foundation whose purpose is to support the enhancement of skills, knowledge and livelihoods of marginalized young adults in the Greater Vancouver area.

Through our grants, STAND helps young people access education and skills training to realize their vocational goals and build economic self-sufficiency. Click here to learn more.

Success Stories

The STAND Foundation has had a profound impact on the lives of dozens of students in Metro Vancouver.

Learn more about how the foundation has changed these students’ lives by reading about their personal stories. Click here to learn more.

STAND Fast Facts

As of September 2018:

The STAND Foundation has awarded a total of $303,328 in scholarships to 107 youth averaging $3,000 per scholarship.

An additional 240 students have benefited from a certificate program that includes First Aid, Food Safe, Fork Lift Training and World Host. Total cost per certificate averages $110.

65% of money raised to date has been placed in a permanent scholarship fund with the Vancouver Foundation.

Total assets in STAND’s scholarship have grown to approximately $600,000.

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STAND Foundation Receives $12,000 Donation for Post-Secondary Grants

STAND Foundation Receives $12,000 Donation from Recruiting Firm to Help Vulnerable Youth...

Success story: Raven

Raven Hall is truly one of STAND’s most inspirational stories. Raven comes from the...

Success Story: Tai

Growing up in a large family, Tai Nguyen saw firsthand the struggle his parents dealt...

Success Story: William

Thanks to a generous grant by the STAND Foundation, William Vallejo, a Grade 12 student...

Success Story: Elaine

Thanks to the STAND Foundation, one of Van Tech’s busy volunteers will get a chance to...

Success Story: Marcus

When Marcus Pham fell asleep in his classes at Van Tech, he says the hardest thing for...

Success Story: Sunshine

Sunshine Dickinson is graduating this year with the best marks ever and she couldn’t...

FairTradeWorks fundraising event

On April 7, 2014, FairTradeWorks quarterly Ladies Construction Night celebration,...

Success Story: Brianna

Brianna Polos is on her way. She’s enrolled at Capilano University and studying for her...

Public Relations Class from Kwantlen Polytechnic University raises $14,000 for STAND at Growth Gala


Success Story: Caroline

The STAND Foundation is proud to offer support to many exemplary students that show...