REALTORS® CHARITABLE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES FIRST ROUND
OF GRANT RECIPIENTS
The Fraser Valley REALTORS® Charitable Foundation (FVRCF), one of the largest charitable foundations in the real estate sector in Canada, today announced $100,000 in grants supporting ten local charities working directly with marginalized and vulnerable youth in the Fraser Valley.
Each charity is receiving a $10,000 grant to support their work making a difference in the lives of the young people they serve in the communities of Surrey, Langley, Abbotsford, White Rock, North Delta, and Mission.
“Community is at our core, and we’re dedicated to transforming the Fraser Valley into a safe and supportive community for everyone,” says John Barbisan, Chair of the FVRCF Board of Directors. “It is a privilege for the FVRCF to offer grants to charities who are taking actionable steps to improve the lives of youth in the Fraser Valley.”
The recently established FVRCF announced their first round of available grants in March 2023 and received a total of $320,000 in requests for support.
“We were humbled by the response to our first round of grant applications,” says Christiane Hodson, Executive Director of the FVRCF. “It indicates the high level of need that exists among young people in our Fraser Valley communities, and the FVRCF is honoured to be in a position to help.”
The charities receiving grants through the FVRCF’s first round of granting represent organizations who are providing housing, education, employment opportunities, mental health support, mentorship programs, and so much more, to vulnerable youth in the Fraser Valley. The second round of available grants will be announced by the FVRCF in the fall of 2023.
Grant Recipients by Community:
Surrey and North Delta:
- SOS Children’s Village BC: https://www.sosbc.org/
- Mackie’s Place Youth Social Hub: https://www.mackiesplace.com/
- Kids Play Youth Foundation: https://kidsplayfoundation.com/
- Options Community Services: https://www.options.bc.ca/
- Pacific Community Resources Society: https://pcrs.ca/
- Sources Community Resources Society: https://www.sourcesbc.ca/
- Encompass Support Services Society: https://www.encompass-supports.com/
- Greater Vancouver Youth Unlimited – Mission Chapter: https://www.youthunlimited.com/