Did you know in the past 8 years Foundation of Hope has given more to 2 pivotal organizations than any other community partner in Canada, from Coast to Coast to Coast?
Since we started awarding grants late in 2015, we’ve had 2 steady partners in Vancouver and Ottawa.
They are the roots of a movement that has become known across the world for SOGIE migrants – folks fleeing persecution on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.
Vancouver’s Rainbow Refugee and sister organization Capital Rainbow Refuge in Ottawa have benefited from $153,000 of a running total of $218,000 to support private sponsorships across Canada.
We have enabled the safe migration and resettlement of a over 51 refugees. That includes the Rainbow Refugee applications currently under review by community volunteers on the Review Subcommittee of the RFOH Grants Committee.
It amounts to $84,000 towards sponsorships for 25 LGBTQ+ refugees resettled in Ottawa and $69,000 towards 26 rainbow refugees resettled in Vancouver. That’s over 70% of all the queer folks we’ve helped to sponsor!!!
Private sponsors are ordinary Canadians like you and me. We work with them to do this work entirely as volunteers.
If you would like to contribute, please consider a donation or help us out with the work and become a volunteer.