Vancouver Foundation

Vancouver Foundation is Canada's largest and one of its oldest community foundations. Its mission is to create positive and lasting impacts in communities. It does this by bringing together generous donors (large and small, individuals, groups and corporations) and linking their contributions to important work that addresses the needs and improves the lives of communities across the province.

Today, the Foundation manages an endowment worth approximately $665 million. In 2008, the interest from that endowment allowed the Foundation to distribute $60 million to communities. To find out more visit:

If you would like to make a donation to STAND's endowment fund, please follow the directions on the following Vancouver Foundation website link:

Leede Jones Gable Scholarship

Leede Jones Gable is a mid-size national investment firm serving clients who appreciate personal advice tailored to their situation. The firm has 142 advisors, 18 portfolio managers and $2.8 billion in assets. One of the few full-service investment firms not owned by a bank or life insurance company, Leede Jones Gable is proud to be owned by its employees. In a recent Brokerage Report Card, Investment Executive ranked Leede Jones Gable the top investment firm in Canada.

Erin Spanevello Scholarship

Murdi Gras Scholarship

Founded by Murray Seitz in 2006, Murdigras is a mid-summer musical charity event. The primary attendees are individuals who work in the mining/exploration and financial industries, but it is open to all who want to celebrate a good time and be a part of supporting the Murdigras charities.

The Kovacevic Family Foundation

The Kovacevic Family Foundation was created with one clear objective: empower the young minds in our community to fulfill their dreams through scholastic development. Enhancing the long term prospects of our youth, irrespective of their social or economic background, begins with the fundamental building blocks of mentorship and a quality, employable education. Individual sustainability begins when personal satisfaction is attained by the earned achievement of learning useable skills. This inevitably leads to an improvement in life quality and collaterally leaves a recognizable impression within the wake of their lifetime experiences and overall sphere of influence.

Commencing the graduating year of 2010, we will provide tuition funding for two grade twelve students that have demonstrated the determination to succeed without the necessary resources to advance. This commitment affords those that will be sponsored by the annual grants, to be delivered annually in perpetuity, to realize and complete a secondary education in the field of their choice. Since their 1973 immigration from Croatia, the Kovacevic Family have been proud citizens of British Columbia. Through this initial endowment, in concert with their colleagues and friends, they will be the ambassadors of this effort by recognizing the accomplishments of those who strive for excellence. Together with the Stand Foundation, the Vancouver School Board and most importantly the many young students that will be affected by the impact of these efforts, we shall collectively improve our neighborhoods that we all cherish so dearly.

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