Victoria Foundation

Connecting people who care with causes that matter®


Make it happen!

Every year, we receive applications from local charitable organizations for projects proposed for the following year.  These projects reflect community needs identified in Victoria’s Vital Signs® and across the Victoria Foundation’s five areas of interest, and carried out by organizations serving and touching countless members of the Greater Victoria and Southern Gulf Island communities.

Whether you are advising your clients about their estate planning or their annual charitable giving, we invite you to share this booklet with them as an example of how they can support various causes in our region.

Sara Neely, Director of Philanthropic Services, will be pleased to assist you and may be reached at 250.381.5532 or at

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's offers information and tools on topics such as (see menu on right of CFC page):

  • Talking About Charitable Giving
  • Tools for Professional Advisors
  • Six Gift Options for Canadian Donors
  • How Community Foundation's Can Help



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

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Vital People: Soup Sisters

Students at Claremont Secondary School volunteer to make soup and make a difference to the lives of women recovering from domestic violence.

Victoria's Vital Signs

Read the 2015 Victoria's Vital Signs® report, our tenth anniversary check-up of the Greater Victoria region as a place to live, work, play and grow.

Read the 2015 Vital Signs Report»

Settling in at our new office

It's been just over a week in our new offices on Broughton Street. Check out some pictures of the staff settling in.

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