Meet the Recipients of the REALTORS® Charitable Foundation’s First Round of Granting

The Fraser Valley REALTORS® Charitable Foundation (FVRCF) Spring 2023 Grant Celebration event held on May 2 did more than simply announce their first-ever grant recipients. The event also highlighted the untold groups of people doing good work to transform our Fraser Valley communities into safe and supportive spaces.

It was a day of firsts for the Foundation. It was their first time granting funds, meeting the charity representatives, and recognizing the charities for their work with vulnerable youth. Hope and optimism filled the air. Among the many special moments, arguably the most poignant was honouring one of the Foundation’s founding Realtors, Dr. Ian Macnaughton.

In March, the Foundation announced that $100,000 is available for the first round of granting. They were humbled by the overwhelming response, with a total of $320,000 in requests for support. After lengthy and spirited deliberations, the FVRCF Selection Committee narrowed the list down to 10.

Congratulations to the first-ever FVRCF grant recipients!

Surrey and North Delta

White Rock




Greater Youth Vancouver Unlimited – Mission Chapter

Each charity received a $10,000 grant to support programs and projects, impacting education, employment opportunities, mental health support, and mentorship – all for youth. 

John Barbisan, Chair of the FVRCF Board of Directors, said, “It is a privilege for the FVRCF to offer grants to charities who are taking actionable steps to improve the lives of youth in the Fraser Valley.”

Commenting on the number of applications they received, Chris Hodson, FVRCF Executive Director, said “It is a sign of the high level of need that exists among young people in the Fraser Valley,” adding, “The FVRCF is honoured to be in a position to help.”

With the Foundation’s aim to build lasting partnerships with the selected charities, and with community focus at its core, this is just the beginning of what can be accomplished together.  

Join the FVRCF in the fight to help at-risk youth. Donate today.