Grace Family



Investing in the Potential of Youth.

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Planting Seeds of Hope

Grace Family Network Foundation (gfnf) was founded in the memory of Rebecca Chan, who passed away a few weeks after her 25th birthday from a rare form of cancer in January 2000. During the last couple months of her life in the palliative care unit, she continued to do the things she did best—listen to people, care for people, and love them in quiet and steadfast ways.

One of the unfortunate realities of her passing was that others were not able to enjoy her presence and heart that desired to be a "home" to others, particularly to children. The Grace Family Network Foundation was named after Rebecca's Chinese name "En-Huei," which means grace, in the hope that her heart for others can be carried on in some small way.

gfnf is a non-profit organization that was established in 2003 to help children-at-risk in our local communities. To that end, our goals are as follows:

  • Finding creative ways to financially support non-profit organizations that help children of lower income families in the Greater Vancouver region;

  • Raising awareness of the needs of these organizations, opening the door for cross-community involvement;

  • Strengthening the family base through support and education initiatives to families that need assistance;

  • Connecting children and families in the Greater Vancouver region with the needs of children-at-risk;

  • Developing partnerships with non-profit organizations that have demonstrated integrity and faithfulness in fulfilling the goals above.

Currently, gfnf is working towards these goals by providing academic awards and financial support to partnering organizations that work with children-at-risk.

Rebecca loved children, and in these ways we hope to help pass on her heart to children in need, here in Vancouver and beyond.

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Helping families and children reach their potential.


Grace Family Network Foundation Scholarships

Three (3) post-secondary scholarship awards of $1000 each for use in the 2024/2025 academic year.

Grace Family Network Foundation has established a scholarship fund to award to deserving high school graduates in financial need. The awards are intended to encourage students who are pursuing a post-secondary education and who have demonstrated not only academic achievement but also interest in their communities.

Scholarships will be awarded to three students in the amount of $1000. As well, the winning essays submitted by the scholarship recipients will be featured on gfnf's website. Application criteria include:

  • A resident of Metro Vancouver (applicable municipalites)
  • Currently registered in Grade 12
  • Criteria: students with outstanding academic and leadership achievements demonstrating financial need
  • Evidence of enrolment or application to a post-secondary school in the 2024-2025 academic year
  • A one page essay on "What experience has shaped your values?" (see application form for more details)

We believe that this is another tangible way through which to invest in our youth-in-need. If you're a qualifying student, we invite you to apply. For more information about gfnf scholarships or to download an application, click on the link below:

Application Form
(Download and edit in Adobe Acrobat Reader; Submissions due by: May 31, 2024)

Any question regarding this scholarship or application process can be directed to:

If you would like to partner with us financially to help students achieve their goals, please contact us at: .

Congratulations to our 2023 Scholarship Winners!

We received a number of excellent applications, making the decision difficult. However, we narrowed the winners down to the following amazing and bright students:

Serenity Liu
Anjan Phangura
Kayla Zuo

Congratulations to this year's winners and we wish everyone who applied success in their continued studies!

Number of Scholarships To-Date

Total students awarded scholarships since 2007.

Total Amount of Scholarships

Total dollar value of scholarships awarded to new post-secondary students.


Partner with us through your Donation!

If you would like to partner with us financially to help students achieve their goals, please contact us at or donate directly through CanadaHelps:

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About Us

gfnf is a non-profit organization that was established in 2003 to help children-at-risk in our local communities.

We are a Canada Revenue Agency registered charity. Registration No. 86305 5752 RR0001

Contact Us

7175 Royal Oak Ave.,
Burnaby, BC V5J 4J3

778.866.gfnf (4363)