Victoria Foundation

Connecting people who care with causes that matter®


The Victoria Foundation has a long and valued history of helping, supporting and investing in our region. With our close connections to the non-profit sector, we provide insightful, effective grant distributions to improve the quality of life in our community.

Granting Areas

What inspires us is the opportunity to make a difference in virtually every aspect of community life. Grant priorities are based on the insights acquired through working with hundreds of charitable organizations and researching the annual community report card called Victoria’s Vital Signs®. Improving resources for child care, affordable housing and homelessness are the priorities set by the Board of Directors for the Vital Victoria Fund.

We grant in five key areas where we believe we can have the greatest impact:

  1. Arts, Culture & Heritage
  2. Community Services
  3. Education
  4. Environment
  5. Health & Recreation

Fund holders at the Victoria Foundation make gifts to registered charities throughout Canada. We also manage provincial scholarship and adoptions funds. (See The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society, the Youth Education Assistance Fund and The Lex Reynolds Adoptions and Permanency Fund). For our discretionary grant programs, we accept applications from charitable organizations primarily in the Victoria Capital Regional District.

Examples of past community grants - Make it happen!

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Vital People

We Rage We Weep: Rally 4 Memories

Rally 4 Memories is We Rage We Weep Alzheimer Foundation's largest annual fundraiser. Learn more...

Victoria's Vital Signs

2013 Victoria's Vital Signs

Read the 2013 Victoria's Vital Signs® report, our eighth annual check-up of the Greater Victoria region as a place to live, work, play and grow.

Read the 2013 Vital Signs Report»

LifeStreams Learning at Garth Homer Society

LifeStreams Learning will provide a comprehensive, postsecondary learning path for young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.

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