Education and Learning Fund

This Fund supports the following Sustainable Development Goals:

The Education and Learning Fund is for you if you’re interested in supporting initiatives dedicated to lifelong learning and educational achievement in our community. The fund aims to bolster literacy and mentorship programs, youth empowerment, skills acquisition and self-development, career development, online and experiential learning, and more.


What types of organizations benefit from this fund?

Your donations to the Education and Learning Fund are given to literacy groups, community associations, family resource centres, Indigenous-led learning societies, volunteer organizations, and many more.

Your gifts to a Community Action Fund help organizations thrive and make our community more vibrant for everyone. 

Your gift to a CAF made between January and May will be distributed through the Victoria Foundation’s Community Grants Program. See a complete list of Community Action Fund grant recipients from 2023. Outside of this period, your gift be distributed through one of the Foundation’s other equitable granting initiatives.

In 2023, the Education and Learning Fund granted to 9 organizations for a total of $138,661.

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Read the stories below to see the impact donors have on organizations in our community!

Donor Spotlight

Donors who give to the Education and Learning Fund want to help ensure the doors are open for everyone to access the educational opportunities they need – be it literacy initiatives, digital technology resources, early childhood education, access to post-secondary school, and more. Donors want to ensure their gifts will have the farthest reach by being pooled with other donors’ gifts, then granted strategically to many organizations with the greatest need.

There are many vital initiatives that support learning opportunities in the capital region. Donors can trust the Victoria Foundation to put their gifts to the best possible use, based on a deep knowledge of who these organizations are, and the strong connections it’s made with community members who are passionate about giving everyone opportunities to broaden their horizons.

Maritime Museum of BC

Impact Spotlight

The Maritime Museum of BC is just one of many learning institutions in Greater Victoria that have benefited from gifts to the Education and Learning Fund. Executive Director Brittany Vis says during the COVID-19 pandemic “funding [through] the Victoria Foundation enabled us to keep our full-time staff and the capacity to rethink our programs as digital offerings.”

Brittany says the museum is now in a space where it can operate rotating exhibits along with a series of programs and workshops, like its Museum Tots program and craft workshops. She says the museum “wouldn’t be here” if it weren’t for generous gifts to the Community Actions Funds.

You are welcome to speak with our team at any time to learn more about our Community Action Funds and how you can make an impact.

The Education and Learning Fund supports a wide variety of organizations that bolster literacy and mentorship programs, youth empowerment, skills acquisition and self-development, career development, online and experiential learning, and more.

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