Raven Hall is truly one of STAND’s most inspirational stories. Raven comes from the Timshian and Kitasso First Nations, a small community of around 500 located on Swindle Island in Northern B.C. Her family ended up moving to Nanaimo and then to Vancouver. Raven has overcome a...Read More
Growing up in a large family, Tai Nguyen saw firsthand the struggle his parents dealt with to provide for the family. Both parents worked year-round to make sure the family was taken care of, and that hard work ethic inspired Tai to reinvest his interest in his education. After...Read More
Thanks to a generous grant by the STAND Foundation, William Vallejo, a Grade 12 student at Van Tech is going to be able to pursue his dream of becoming a professional cook. Vallejo will be using his grant to pay for his ACE IT Culinary program. The money will cover the costs of...Read More
Thanks to the STAND Foundation, one of Van Tech’s busy volunteers will get a chance to take her business and organizing talents to a whole new level at Langara. Elaine Chuong is the latest recipient of a STAND Foundation grant of $4,393. The award will go a long way to helping...Read More
When Marcus Pham fell asleep in his classes at Van Tech, he says the hardest thing for him was the misunderstanding that he was lazy. Instead, Pham says he was bone weary after working 30 hours a week at MacDonald’s. The long hours he was stacking up in his part-time (sort of)...Read More
Sunshine Dickinson is graduating this year with the best marks ever and she couldn’t have done so without the little urban one room school house that’s Kiwassa Alternative Program. Dickinson story is an inspiring one. The naturally gifted artistic student started off in...Read More
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.
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.