Victoria Foundation

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Make it happen!

Ever year, we receive applications from local charitable organizations for projects to be delivered in the following year.  These highlight the current needs of the organizations that carry out vital work within five areas of interest, serving and touching countless members of the Greater Victoria community.  As you assist your clients with their annual charitable giving decisions, we invite you to consider recommending one or more of the projects in our Make it happen! booklet (sample from 2013).  Our Make it happen! booklet for projects to be delivered in 2015 will be available in August 2014.  Gifts to our Leadership Funds may be made at any time.  For further information or assistance, please contact our donor services staff at 250.381.5532 or

Community Foundations of Canada

We offer numerous resources to help you help your clients achieve their philanthropic goals. These resources include a comprehensive professional advisors’ e-resource centre from Community Foundations of Canada. This centre offers information and tools on topics such as:



More Resources

If you would like more information about our gift planning and granting services or are interested in a presentation to your company please contact Sara Neely, Director of Philanthropic Services at 250.381.5532.

We also have created a planned giving brochure that will help you explain the philanthropic options we can offer your clients. Contact us for copies by emailing or phoning 250.381.5532

The 2013-14 edition of the Canadian Donor’s Guide in now available online.  The Victoria Foundation is listed among the many registered charities across the country.   Donors may designate their annual grants from their fund or make one-time gifts to their favourite charities through the Victoria Foundation.  Not only are there thousands of charities listed in this annual directory, readers will find several informative articles about the ways of making tax effective charitable gifts, volunteering and the future of philanthropy.  Another article talks about Imagine Canada’s new Standards Program.  Victoria Foundation was one of 17 organizations in Canada which received the accreditation in the pilot phase in 2012 – earning the “trustmark” of approval for our business practices in responsible self-governance, budget transparency and ethical fundraising.

Vital People

Times Colonist Vital People: August 31, 2014

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Learning Disabilities Association of BC - South Vancouver Island

The Learning Disabilities Association of BC, South Vancouver Island received funding to foster the capacity of children with learning and behavioural challenges. Learn more...

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