Victoria Foundation

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Why Give With Us

Enjoy the service from professional, knowledgeable staff members

Your gift is as individual as you are. It reflects your values, hopes and traditions. That’s why we offer a range of giving options to help you give confidently and efficiently. Set up a donor-advised fund to actively participate in grant-making, or make a gift to the Vital Victoria Fund to support the community broadly, or focus on an issue that interests you. As a donor, you will have access to many charitable giving resources – including the foundation’s knowledgeable staff – for timely, personal advice and assistance about charitable giving.

Enjoy the breadth that only a community foundation can offerDeirdre Roberts - Fund Holder and Board Chair at the Victoria Foundation

Community foundations manage the charitable gifts of donors within permanent, income-earning funds. As the endowment grows over time, so does our ability to distribute the earnings of the funds to charitable organizations and causes within our communities in Victoria and throughout Canada. We have broad reach and tremendous impact.

Enjoy the confidence that we know the community well.

Established in 1936, the Victoria Foundation is the second oldest of Canada’s 191 community foundations. We enjoy a reputation for community leadership and effectiveness. Because we grant to and work closely with so many charitable organizations, we have our finger on the pulse of the most current needs, trends and aspirations of this community.

Enjoy peace of mind knowing your legacy will be well-managed

The Victoria Foundation’s endowment is professionally managed. Even small gifts have access to astute investment management. Combined with experienced foundation leadership and community board oversight, this means legacy donors benefit from exceptional future management of their gifts. That’s peace of mind.

Enjoy the pride and – if you would like – the recognition

Deciding now to leave a legacy gift to the Victoria Foundation entitles you to membership in our Victoria Circle program. The Victoria Circle holds special events to celebrate and recognize your commitment to a future contribution. These events keep you informed about issues of importance in the community and the causes you care about. They also offer an opportunity to meet like-minded philanthropists and share your ideas about how to build a better future for the community.

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