Welcome to the VPL Foundation

Our commitment to fiscal responsibility

Vancouver Public Library Foundation is committed to fiscal responsibility, ensuring our organization is always in the best position possible to enhance the programs, collections, services and spaces of the Vancouver Public Library for everyone in our community.

Consistent with Board policy, a portion from all designated and restricted donations will support the work of the Vancouver Public Library Foundation in an effort to ensure the long-term sustainability of the Foundation. Our total administrative cost per dollar raised is in line with other similar charitable organizations. Please view VPL Foundation’s Gift Acceptance Policy for more information.

For more information on charitable administrative costs in Canada, please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/charities-giving/charities/policies-guidance/fundraising-registered-charities-guidance.html.

The VPL Foundation has a number of existing endowment funds managed in accordance with our investment policy. If you would like to contribute to one of these funds, or learn more about endowment funds at the VPL Foundation, please contact Tristan Klassen at 604-331-4041, or read more here.

Audited Financial Statements