from The Giustra Foundation
As we celebrate the holidays and look back on an unprecedented year,
we want to wish you and your loved ones a safe holiday season
and a new year of new beginnings.
The Giustra Foundation: A Year in Review
2020 has been a year unlike any other -- one of hardship for many with a greater impact on our most vulnerable. This year more than ever, we recognized the importance of supporting our community. During 2020, The Giustra Foundation proudly supported over 50 local non-profit organizations focussing on women and children,
refugee resettlement and homelessness.
- In March, when the pandemic hit, our Foundation spearheaded a partnership model to support those facing food insecurity in the greater Vancouver area. Launched in partnership with local non-profits, StreetoHome, Food Stash and Vancouver Food Runners – the 9-month long Vulnerable Feeding Initiative delivered 44,500 healthy meals prepared by Savoury Chef to those struggling within our communities.
- In July, The Giustra Foundation became a founding funding partner in the Maclean’s They Were Loved obituary project, which launched in conjunction with Canada’s leading journalism schools, to honour and give tribute to the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- This year we continued our commitment to champion the Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative (GRSI) and their work of refugee resettlement around the globe.
- We continue to support women entrepreneurs by announcing a 3-year $150,000 commitment to the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and launching The Giustra Foundation Bursary Fund for Women Entrepreneurs in October.
- Throughout this year, we are proud to have supported over 50 local non-profit organizations, including CKNW Kids’ Fund, Boys Club Network, Vancouver Rent Bank, Baby Go Round, YWCA Crabtree Corner, Vancouver Urban Ministries, Hockey Helps the Homeless, Atira and East End Boys Club.
“As we turn the page on 2020, together we will look ahead with optimism and hope for a better year. The values of compassion and generosity will enable us to emerge from these dark days stronger and more empathetic, caring societies. Stay safe, and be kind”
– Frank Giustra