Victoria Foundation

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We are pleased to share with you our Make it happen! booklet as one of our services to advisors in our region. This booklet includes summaries of community grant applications received from local charitable organizations for projects and programs proposed for 2017.

Make it happen! illustrates the types of projects that are funded through our discretionary funds and the process that our staff, community engagement committee and board follow in allocating annual grants to match the donors' intents with the needs and opportunities presented.
Whether you are advising your clients about their estate planning, or offering guidance on their charitable giving this fall, we invite you to share this booklet with them. For more information please review our Grant Distribution Form. If your clients wish to make a contribution to one of these projects, please let us know by October 21st by contacting Sara Neely, Director of Philanthropic Services at 250.381.5532 or at 

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

Information and materials for your clients

Canadian Association of Gift Planners

The Canadian Association of Gift Planners is a national association that inspires and educates the people involved in strategic charitable gift planning. It advocates for a beneficial tax and legislative environment that strengthens philanthropic giving and creates a networking environment with like-minded professionals and experts. A national, non-profit organization established in 1993, CAGP is the only Canadian professional association that brings together charitable fundraisers and professional advisors. With many educational offerings at both national and local levels, government relations initiatives and a focussed monitoring of regulatory changes and trends, CAGP is the “go to” place for charitable gift planning.


Community Foundations of Canada Toolkit

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 e-resource 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

Canadian Donor's Guide

The 2015-16 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. 

Imagine Canada 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. For more information, read this article or visit our 'About Us' page.

Vital People

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Vital People: Welcome Back Week

If you’ve been hesitant to visit your local Vancouver Island Regional Library because of overdue fines, this is your lucky week.

Victoria's Vital Signs

Read the 2016 Victoria's Vital Signs® report, our eleventh check-up of the Greater Victoria region as a place to live, work, play and grow.
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Random Act of Kindness Day 2016

The Victoria Foundation is inviting everyone to help inspire smiles with Random Act of Kindness Day® on Friday, November 4.

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