2015 Annual Report Now Available

waterfront and boathouse

Alert Bay, on Vancouver Island.

report cover2015 was a significant year for REFBC. We surpassed $73 million in total grants approved (since 1988), made a $1-million grant to help seed a BC Water Legacy Fund and began a three-phase special project to explore ways to help make our built environment more sustainable.

Our newly redesigned Annual Report is available on our website, along with the Foundation’s 2015 Financial Statements.


  • REFBC awarded 46 grants, totaling over $3.7 million, including a $1-million grant to seed a fund that will support communities to engage in watershed governance within BC’s new Water Sustainability Act.
  • We released a new three-year strategic plan, which balances granting priorities with opportunities for leading proactive projects.
  • We filmed two Spotlight videos to highlight the work our grantees are doing to build a more sustainable province.
  • Our Investment Committee began work to re-examine our portfolio to ensure that our investing practices align with our values as a grantmaker.

Read more:

2015 Annual Report | Financial Statements

Foundation Facts 2016