A vibrant, caring community for all.

The Victoria Foundation has a vision to make our community stronger, and our shared quality of life better now, and for the long term. By connecting visionary donors with causes that truly matter, we’re able to make positive changes in Greater Victoria and in communities across B.C. and Canada. And we’ve been doing so since 1936. This vision is embedded in our tag line: Connecting People Who Care With Causes That Matter®

Our mission

Strengthening community wellbeing by investing in people, opportunities and solutions.

  • Inspiring giving
  • Thoughtfully caring for the assets entrusted to us, and
  • Investing in people, ideas and activities that strengthen our communities.

Our values

Leadership

We are strategic and work towards being a centre of influence in the community. Our work is characterized by partnerships, learning, risk-taking, mutual respect, and a spirit of inquiry.

Integrity

We are accountable for what we do and transparent in how we do it. Our business practices are fair, equitable, and accessible.

Stewardship

We are responsible stewards of the Foundation’s assets, and focus our time, resources and energy on making a measurable difference.

Capacity-building

We value supporting the community and helping organizations succeed.

Accreditation

In 2012, the Victoria Foundation was among the first charities in Canada to receive accreditation in the Imagine Canada standards program. Designed to strengthen public confidence in the charitable and non-profit sector, the program looks for organizations to demonstrate excellence in board governance, financial accountability and transparency, ethical fundraising, staff management, and volunteer involvement. View our Registered Charity Information Return.