Rachel Davis Fund

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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.

About the Rachel Davis Fund

In the early hours of January 4, 2004 in Vancouver, Rachel Davis was fatally shot while protecting a complete stranger from attack by a crowd on the street. She had just turned 23. While the circumstances of Rachel’s death are tragic, they have also been a source of inspiration for millions of people across Canada and beyond.

Since her passing, Rachel’s life and heroism have been honoured in various special ways. She was posthumously awarded the Certificate of Merit from the Vancouver Police Department, as well as the Governor General’s Medal of Bravery. She was also widely known in the skateboarding community in the Lower Mainland, and so the City of North Vancouver paid tribute to her life by creating a memorial bench carved from granite for their skate park. A memorial tree was planted in 2005 at the J.F.K. Memorial Forest in Jerusalem.

This donor-advised fund aims to support organizations and individuals in our community, with the specific goals of honouring outstanding acts of compassion in action by young Canadians, advancing self-esteem and empathy in youth, and supporting victims of violence and their families.

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