How to support our work
Not-for-profit, cooperative and Indigenous organizations have a vital role in providing adequate and safe affordable housing for low to moderate income households. Despite having significant potential to increase housing through the acquisition, development or redevelopment of their aging buildings or underutilized land, these organizations often face barriers, such as a lack of early funding, that may prevent or delay their projects from moving forward.
The Vancity Affordable Housing Accelerator Program addresses these barriers, helping to grow the supply of community-owned affordable housing by providing early-stage funding and capacity support for affordable housing projects.
Invest for impact
We are proud to offer socially-minded impact investors with an opportunity to help increase the supply of affordable housing by contributing to the Vancity Accelerator Program Loan Fund.
The money you invest into the Fund is loaned to not-for-profit, cooperative and Indigenous organizations for affordable community housing development projects.
The Fund is made possible by a capital structure that accommodates a variety of investment types and aggregates contributions and investments from philanthropic, private and public sources.
Learn more about investment: Individuals or institutions who wish to learn more about investment options are invited to contact Elyse Kuwert at Elyse_Kuwert@vancity.com.
Make a donation
Set up a Donor Advised Fund: Individuals and families who wish to make an enduring commitment to affordable housing by setting up a Donor Advised Fund are invited to contact Terran Bell at Terran_Bell@vancity.com.
Make a donation: One-time and recurring gifts can be made online through credit card through Vancity Community Foundation. Donations may also be made through cheque, bank transfer and gift of securities in-kind; please contact Terran Bell at Terran_Bell@vancity.com to learn more.