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The Ghai Charitable Foundation, established in 2020, is a private family foundation based in Vancouver. This foundation was set up in honour of our parents Om Prakash and Vimla Rani Ghai. During their lives they worked hard to instill the value of education and the importance of family in all their children. The Ghai Charitable foundation is a reflection of those core values and a legacy that we want to pass to future generations.


To provide funding for qualified donees with charitable purposes in the field of education, health and research, mental health, addiction, and women and youth empowerment.

Ghai Charitable foundation focuses on programs in the areas of
  1. Mental Health
  2. Addiction
  3. Education
  4. Health and Research

What we do


The Ghai Charitable Foundation provides funding for initiatives designed to increase awareness of the benefits of higher education, improve student access to and preparedness for college, improve student success in college, and increase productivity across the higher education system.

Health & Research

Ghai Charitable Foundation supports improving Human health through education and research by finding better ways to prevent and treat disease. We provide a Postdoctoral Fellowship grant to support innovative research to find better diagnosis, prevention and treatment in the field of Neuroscience and Immunology.

Mental Health

Those suffering from mental illness require special attention and support to help them lead happier healthier lives. The Foundation’s mission is to support a higher level of care and treatment through educating, raising awareness, and providing financial support that will encourage a higher quality of mental health care.


The Ghai foundation seeks to change society’s perspective on addiction, shedding light on recent findings in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and helping raise money to provide a mental health solution for those struggling with addiction. This can be achieved by supporting treatment center for people to get help.



The Ghai Charitable Foundation is honoured to provide Om Ghai Post Secondary scholarships for youth with Indigenous ancestry who have attended the Delta School District.

The mission of this scholarship is to make Post Secondary education (academic, trades, careers) accessible to resilient youth. The foundation will do this by helping to relieve some of the financial burden of students who have been accepted for Post Secondary study.


The Om Ghai Scholarship fund is open to students with Indigenous ancestry, from the Delta School District, registered in an undergraduate program at a Canadian accredited university, college, trade school, or technical school.

To be eligible, students must:

  • have identified as a student with Indigenous ancestry during their school career in the Delta School District;
  • have completed Grade 12;
  • have a valid social insurance number.
  • Valid and recognized financial need
  • Have been accepted into a Post Secondary institution
  • Have completed the application form attached

A complete application file must include:

  • The completed application form for the Ghai Charitable Foundation including consent for the privacy policy (downloaded from the Foundation’s website).

The following supporting documents:      

  • Proof of Canadian citizenship
  • Official high school transcript
  • Letter of support from a teacher or an academic sponsor (Principal, Vice Principal, teacher, EA, or counselor).
  • Letters of support must be on the official letterhead of the organization and signed by the sponsor with their title and contact information.

The Om Ghai Scholarship will be $5000 each, divided into 2 payments of $2,500 per term. Students must pass all courses during the 1st term to qualify for the 2nd term (programs not divided into terms may qualify for full funding at the start of the program).

  1. Complete the online application form below.
  2. Please submit a 250-word essay that outlines your journey of pursuing post-secondary education.
  3. Please describe a challenge you have faced that has shifted your perspective. (100 words max)
  4. What do you envision for yourself in the future? (100 max). 

For more information, please contact the Ghai Charitable Foundation.

If you would like help with this application, we are happy to help you in the process. Please contact Diane Jubinville, [email protected], 604-952-5321.

If you’ve genuinely considered the criteria and feel you meet the qualifications, we sincerely encourage you to start your online application.

Health & Research


Promote research in areas of immunity with emphasis on autoimmune disorders.

The Vimla Rani Postdoctoral Fellow Research fund is open to full-time students doing research in the area of Neuroscience and or immunology at a Canadian University.  The fellowship provides a salary support and of $20,000 per year. Fellows may be supported for a maximum of three years.

Mental Health

We provide financial support to Canadian registered charities who offer programs and services that support children and youth in need of mental health care.

We support Foundry BC which offers support services to youth in many communities in BC.

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Today society doesn’t see addiction as a mental health problem. As a result there is a limited amount of funding to help those who struggle with addiction. This is clearly seen in the downtown eastside of Vancouver. The Ghai foundation seeks to change society’s perspective on addiction, shedding light on recent findings in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and helping raise money to provide a mental health solution for those struggling with addiction. This can be achieved by providing Treatment center scholarships, providing food for those on the street, and creating more places for people to get help. This can also be achieved by educated the general public on addiction as it relates to mental health.

Women & Families

The Ghai Foundation is proud to actively support the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC), recognizing and aligning with their commitment to empowering women and providing essential services guided by a membership-driven approach. Our collaboration is grounded in the shared belief that women are the experts in their own lives, deserving of respect, dignity, and the fundamental rights to safety, autonomy, and well-being.

The Ghai Foundation is dedicated to supporting DEWC’s vision of creating a community where every woman not only receives essential services but also actively participates in shaping the programs that affect her life. Through our collaborative efforts, we aim to contribute to the empowerment, dignity, and well-being of women within the Downtown Eastside community.