About the Foundation
Vancouver School of Theology Foundation (Foundation) was established by the Vancouver School of Theology Board of Governors in 2014. The Foundation was incorporated under the BC Society’s Act February 13, 2014 and granted charitable status in May 2014 under Canada Revenue Agency Business Number 81798 8637 RR0001.
The primary purpose of the Foundation is to support theological education by advancing and promoting the purposes and activities of Vancouver School of Theology through the:
- prudent management of assets held on behalf of Vancouver School of Theology;
- receipt of bequests, legacies, donations, gifts, funds and property from all sources; and
- investment of such funds and property in a manner that provides sustainable grants to the benefit of Vancouver School of Theology.
Gifts to the Vancouver School of Theology Foundation are particularly appropriate when a donor wishes that their gift should be added to the endowment that supports Vancouver School of Theology. It is beneficial for such donors who wish to make a specific direction on the use of their gift to discuss these purposes with leaders of the school to ensure their wishes can be fulfilled. Specific purposes can include establishing and naming scholarships, bursaries, awards, programs and academic chairs.
The long-term goal of the Foundation is not only preservation of capital but growth as well. VSTF follows a spending (granting) policy, consistent with the standards of accreditation of the Association of Schools of Theology, based on total investment income.
For more information on the VSTF, please contact Ms. Kelly Lee in the Principal’s Office at [email protected], or call her at 604-827-4317.
To provide a stable, continuous and growing funding stream to VST for the formation and education of thoughtful, engaged and generous Christian leaders.
The VST Foundation engages in the prudent management of investment funds to support the operations, programs and strategic initiatives of the Vancouver School of Theology.
Prudence – careful, practical and far-sighted investment strategy
Responsibility – environmental, social and governance issues incorporated into investment analysis
- Seek appropriate disclosure from investment entities
- Provide appropriate disclosure to the board of VST and the broader community