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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.

If your clients wish to make a contribution to one of these current projects, please let us know by October 24th.  Sara Neely, Director of Philanthropic Services, will be pleased to assist you and may be reached at 250.381.5532 or at sneely@victoriafoundation.bc.ca

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 info@victoriafoundation.bc.ca 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

Russ Hay's Bikes for Kids

For the third year, Russ Hay's Bike Shop is refurbishing kids bikes to donate to families in need. Donations accepted until Dec. 15.

Victoria's Vital Signs

2014 Victoria's Vital Signs

Read the 2014 Victoria's Vital Signs® report, our ninth annual check-up of the Greater Victoria region as a place to live, work, play and grow.

Read the 2014 Vital Signs Report»

GivingTuesday 2014 contest winner Gagan Leekha

Congratulations to Gagan Leekha, one of our GivingTuesday UNselfie contest winners! Read more about her on our blog...

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