Thank you for choosing to give to one of the funds held at the Victoria Foundation.

The Victoria Foundation is a community foundation and a registered charity accredited by Imagine Canada. By connecting visionary donors with causes that truly matter, we’re able to invest in people, projects and non-profit organizations that make our communities stronger – now and for the long-term. We’ve been doing so since 1936.

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There are very few Indigenous professionals working in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Many engineering and architecture firms work with Indigenous communities, but few have Indigenous people working within their organizations. Our partners recognize this and want to help Indigenous people pursue careers in our industry.
The KEL,KELOTEN CE S,ISTEW Fund is a corporate fund established at the Victoria Foundation (“VF”). The VF holds and invests the fund, and a portion of the investment income is made available to provide an annual award to support those with an Indigenous background to pursue a career in the engineering and architectural industry.

“A dream for what becomes of you.”
Our dream is to have more Indigenous STEM professionals out there and want to help them achieve their goals and form their own futures.

We want to build an endowment fund that with be able to financial sustain itself into the future and ensure financial support continues to be available for Indigenous engineering and architecture students no matter what.
We also want to use this fund to help students make direct connections with industry professionals. This will produce more opportunities for them to work at places that meet their goals and needs more effectively, allowing them to fully focus their energy on their studies.

Other Ways to Give

  • Phone
    Call 250-381-5532 to make a donation by credit card directly via the Victoria Foundation.
  • Cheque
    Send cheques to the Victoria Foundation at #200 – 703 Broughton Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 1E2. Please ensure they are made out to the Victoria Foundation. Note the designated fund in the memo line or in a cover letter.
  • Publicly Listed Securities
    Once you have an updated Donation Form for Gifts of Securities, complete the form and send a copy to your broker and to the Victoria Foundation. We will look after the rest. Please note: this form is updated annually, so please download a fresh one for each gift of securities.
  • Set Up a Fund
    For information and advice about setting up your own fund or learning about existing funds that support the causes you care about, contact us by email or phone 250-381-5532.
  • Victoria Foundation Fund Holders
    If you would like to make a donation to the Victoria Foundation using the available to grant balance in your fund, please email your requested grant amount, fund name, and purpose to