Niveria Oliveira

2017 Community Philanthropy Fellow

Vancouver, B.C.


Niveria Oliveira supports grantmaking at Vancouver Foundation where she has worked for the last nine years. In addition to granting, Niveria has worked with her peers in Donor Services to establish Giving Well, a donor’ circle that supports projects related to young girls and women issues and connects nonprofit leaders with women in philanthropy.

Besides participating in every Run for Fun, Terry Fox Run and Heart and Stroke door to door canvassing opportunity in her elementary school years, Niveria began working in the nonprofit sector with Surrey Social Futures, a community development and social planning agency, where she knocked on doors to generate interest in the newly formed Whalley Community Business Improvement Association. She has also worked for a number of other organizations including West Coast LEAF, a legal education and law reform organization, managing their public legal education programs for across British Columbia. Niveria is a graduate of the University of British Columbia and completed her Graduate Diploma in Social Innovation at the University of Waterloo with a focus on newcomers’ inclusion.