Supporting people and communities

Our Community Initiatives

At Vistara, our core purpose is to enable growth of our people and the communities we operate it in as well as the growth of the ambitious technology companies we invest in.

Investing in Brighter Futures

Vistara Elevate Awards

Through the Beedie Luminaries program, Vistara has made a $100,000, 5-year commitment to award scholarships to students of ethnic and racially diverse backgrounds. The Vistara Elevate Award is awarded annually to one student who is pursuing a degree in finance and/or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math). In addition to a full year scholarship, the award recipient will be guaranteed a paid summer internship and mentorship over their entire 4-year post-secondary journey.

“With the Vistara Elevate Awards, we hope to recognize, reward, and provide hands-on support to a growing number of students in particular key interest areas, who have faced enormous challenges to get this far, and have demonstrated a desire to elevate themselves further through the pursuit of higher education,” says Randy Garg, Vistara’s Founder and Managing Partner.

Past Recipients

For information on how to apply for the Vistara Elevate Awards, please visit the Beedie Luminaries website.

Vistara Joins Social Venture Partners Vancouver

A Collaborative Approach to Philanthropy

Vistara is honoured to support SVP Vancouver’s Community Business Partnership Program, which was launched in April 2021. The program gives businesses across the Lower Mainland the opportunity to support a portfolio of over 20 local non-profits and connect with a network of nearly 200 engaged philanthropists.

We are very impressed with SVP’s innovative and collaborative approach to philanthropy: being committed to supporting small local non-profits with time and expertise in addition to financial donations to help them succeed in their respective missions.

“As we move past the pandemic, I feel it’s going to be very important for employers and employees to re-engage in the community,” says Randy Garg, Vistara’s Founder and Managing Partner. “Working with SVP will offer fantastic opportunities for our team to offer their time and expertise to help local non-profits thrive. Our team has a broad range of business skills that I’m sure will be put to good use to support the capacity building needs of the 20+ worthy organizations in SVP’s non-profit portfolio.”

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“I’m so thankful to have Vistara supporting my goal to work in a STEM-related area. I learned so much from the team during my summer internship.”

– Michal Oqbe , Inaugural recipient, Vistara Elevate Awards