Community Investment Program
Port Metro Vancouver is Canada’s port, but we are also your neighbour and we strive to be a good one. Our jurisdiction covers nearly 600 kilometres of shoreline, bordering on 16 municipalities and one treaty First Nation and intersecting the traditional territories of several First Nations.
As we grow so too does our ability to support our neighbouring communities. Through our dynamic and broad-ranging Community Investment program, we dedicate up to 1 per cent of our net income to initiatives that matter to local communities. With our focus on three key pillars of Community Enrichment,
Education and Training
and Environmental Leadership, we believe these make the most difference in your community.
Our three core pillars
Our 2014 review meeting schedule
- February 11
- April 8
- June 10 - deferred to June 17
- August 12 - rescheduled to July 29
- October 14 - rescheduled to October 8
- December 9
Please submit your application at least two (2) business days but preferably five (5) business days prior to our scheduled meeting date.
With rare exceptions, Port Metro Vancouver does not support:
- Capital campaigns
- Political organizations or parties
- Lobbyist organizations
- Religious organizations (unless a program is open to and benefits people of all faiths)
- Individual projects
- Organizations already funded by the VFPA through its United Way campaign
- Exclusive organizations that bar participation on the basis of race, religion, culture, gender or sexual orientation
- Professional athletes, sports and recreation programs
- Travel for organizations, service and/or students clubs, sports teams, etc.
- 100% of a project’s budget
- Requests to support activities outside of Canada
- Organizations not registered with the government as charitable or not-for-profit
Thank you for your interest in our community investment program.
We are no longer considering applications for 2014, but we have begun accepting applications for 2015 initiatives and will begin to review them in the New Year.