The Lotte and John Hecht Memorial Foundation
today has two major objectives:
- investigation and support of complementary
and alternative medicine, particularly in the treatment of cancer,
- economic education that promotes the principles
of a free market.
The Foundation also supplies support to organizations
that help people who fall through the social safety net of government
programs for the needy. Most of these groups operate around the
area of Main and Hastings in Vancouver and care for that very needy
population. Some support is also given to existing charitable organizations
that come to the Board's attention.
Call the Foundation to discuss the project. If
suitable, a letter of intent will be requested. Further information
will be requested as the proposal is reviewed.
There are three funding cycles each year. Applications
will be accepted at any time.
Funding for capital projects, endowments, scholarships
or bursaries is not available.
In 2015 the Foundation disbursed approximately $11 million
in support of these objectives. Click
here for examples of some of the programs receiving funding.