Providing more than a million dollars a month to support hundreds of organizations each year.
The Victoria Foundation has a long and valued history of strengthening community wellbeing by investing in people, opportunities and solutions. Building on our connections and knowledge of the non-profit sector, we provide insightful, effective grants to increase the vitality of our communities.
In 2020, the Victoria Foundation granted over $25 million to 584 organizations, bringing our total awarded to over $269 million since the Foundation was established in 1936.
At the Victoria Foundation, there are many ways that we leverage funding to grant into the community:
Strategic Initiative Grants
These are the funding calls that charitable organizations can apply to for funding. They encompass the Foundation’s annual Community Granting Program (adapted to the Community Recovery Program during the pandemic) and any special granting programs that the Foundation may run in partnership with other funders such as government, United Way, or Community Foundations of Canada.
Hosted Organization Grants
Established by charitable organizations, Hosted Organization Funds provide an annual source of revenue to be used at a charity’s discretion. Set up your Hosted Organization Fund today.
Donor Designated Grants
Designated Funds established by donors support specific named charities each year. These are not funds that charitable organizations can apply to, but many donors work closely with Foundation staff to learn about how to get more involved with the causes they love.
Donor Advised Grants
Donors work with Foundation staff to recommend which charitable programs, projects, and organizations receive their granting support each year.
These are grants to First Nations communities drawn from funds hosted by the Foundation.