Vancouver Rotary Club Foundation

The Vancouver Rotary Club Foundation was formed July 2, 1998 as a result of the amalgamation of two predecessor foundations, including the Oscar A. Olson Rotary Foundation, the origins of which reach back to December 23, 1950. It was visionary gifts from individuals that changed the course of the Vancouver Rotary Club.  Gifts from individuals like you continue to build the future of the Vancouver Rotary Club Foundation and in turn the Rotary Club’s endeavours.   Donations to the Vancouver Rotary Club Foundation allow it to assist the charities that we, as Rotarians, believe in and by which Rotary serves the local and international community to build a better tomorrow.

Recent examples of such assistance, in addition to support for people whose hearing is impaired, include:

  • the drilling of water wells for villages in Africa

  • Vancouver literacy and stay-in-school projects including the Rotary Club’s long term commitment to “adopt a school” programs such as “Raise a Reader” and a breakfast programs in a Vancouver school where young children often come to school hungry

  • support for community facilities supporting Vancouver neighborhoods, the family and cultural endeavours such as Green Thumb Theatre which is committed to supporting youth around subjects like bullying, drug abuse, gang violence and other challenges faced by this vulnerable group

  • and emergency and earthquake relief work.

Help us by making a donation to the VRC Foundation today.



Donate A Car Canada accepts Vehicle Donations for the Vancouver Rotary Club Foundation.  We provide free towing in many areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation.
When you Donate your RV, boat, motorcycle or other vehicle to the Vancouver Rotary Club Foundation through Donate A Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction depending on its condition, age and location.
Donate A Car Canada will look after all the details to make it easy for your Charity to benefit. After your Vehicle Donation is complete, Vancouver Rotary Club Foundation will send you a tax receipt within 45 days!


Rotary Club of Vancouver Hearing Foundation

Support the deaf and hard of hearing in British Columbia. 

The Rotary Club of Vancouver Hearing Foundation is committed to supporting Institutions and Societies engaged in the research and treatment of hearing disorders in BC.  In British Columbia over 300,000 people have a severe hearing loss and sadly 1 in 800 childfren is born deaf.

Our Mission is to provide for high-quality care for patients with hearing disorders and to "Bring Back the Sounds of Life"

The Rotary Club of Vancouver's annual Bike-A-Thon celebrated it's 31st anniversary this past July and over its 31 years the event has raised over $2.8 million.  The Rotary Club of Vancouver Hearing Foundation established the BC Rotary Hearing and Balance Centre at St. Paul's Hospital, the Hearing Centre at UBC, and supported the work of BC Children's Hospital, Children's Hearing and Speech Centre, BC Family Hearing Resource Centre, Vancouver Community College and the Hearing Foundation of Canada to name just a few.

In 2013, in honour of our 100th Anniversary, the Rotary Club of Vancouver Hearing Foundation and the St. Paul's Hospital Foundation committed $500,000 to the expansion of the BC Rotary Hearing and Balance Centre.  In addition, the Rotary Club of Vancouver Hearing Foundation donated $132,700 to UBC's School of Audiology to establish their Clinical Speech Labratory as the premier speech lab in Canada.

Please help by making a donation to the RCoV Hearing Foundation today.