Vital People: Launch of Vital Loans & the Community Knowledge Centre

In February 2013, the Victoria Foundation launched two new initiatives that we hope will change the face of philanthropy in Victoria, and make it easier for non-profit organizations to do business.

Vital Loans, in partnership with Island Savings, provide financial support in the form of short-term loans to charities on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Through this partnership, loan opportunities can be evaluated like never before — a first for the islands. 

Victoria's Community Knowledge Centre is an online platform; it allows users to learn about the innovative and effective solutions that local organizations are undertaking to address issues raised in Victoria's Vital Signs® report. Explore your community and connect with programs and projects like never before.