February 1st, 2016
VanCity Community Foundation awarded a fifty thousand dollar grant to Re/purpose through their Social Enterprise (SE) Portfolio Program. The Grant will be used as part of our startup capital as we begin operation in 2016.
"This is great news and much needed support that will help us launch our operations and begin helping the environment and all communities throughout Metro Vancouver" said Tom Riessner, Re/purpose Founder and Executive Director.
Vancity and Vancity Community Foundation award six to eight Portfolio Program grants to social enterprises each year. The program ensures that promising social enterprises have access to the financial and technical resources required for the start-up and growth phases of their operations.