At the Y.P. Heung Foundation, we focus our support in the areas of Arts & Culture, Education and Health. Considering the size of the Foundation, and in order to effect real change and sustainable impact, we tend to concentrate our efforts on smaller charities and non-profit organizations that have a proven record but are in need of funding for projects and programs.
We prefer to make larger donations to fewer charities and to be at the top 50% of all donors to a given cause. Our support to a charitable organization is on a project basis rather than endowment or operating basis. To create a sustainable impact, we may grant multi-year support to an organization.
The Foundation focuses primarily on the geographic region of Metro Vancouver, but compelling projects and programs from elsewhere throughout British Columbia are considered. Support will only be given to a registered charity or other qualified donee as defined by the Canada Revenue Agency.
The Foundation relies on members of the Board of Advisors to identify opportunities, and who are also directly engaged with the grantees in the grant-making process.
“I want to be personally engaged: directly interested in grant-making, visiting sites and dealing directly with the grantees.”