The Giving in Action Society
Giving in Action (GIA) was established in 2006 by Vancouver Foundation, and supports individuals with disabilities and their families. Grants are provided to help individuals fully participate in their home and community as well as achieve financial security.
Since its inception, the Society has donated $40 million dollars across British Columbia through its granting programs. Grants make a dynamic and positive difference in the lives of individuals and families.
Giving in Action Society currently administers two BC wide programs: The Family Fund (formerly known as Family Independence Fund & the Children & Youth with Special Needs Fund) and Endowment 150.
Helps families who have family members with developmental disabilities, or children/youth (under 19) with special needs living at home. Grants go towards accessibility-related home renovations or vehicle purchases.
Promotes financial literacy and provides access to available tax credits and benefits. E150 helps individuals and families save for their future by providing small grants towards Registered Disability Savings Plans.