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.
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 email@example.com
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:
- Talking about charitable giving
- The life stages of giving
- Giving options
- Top reasons people choose to work with a community foundation
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.