Connecting people who care with causes that matter

The Victoria Foundation is a community foundation and 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.

Victoria Foundation Discretionary Funds

We work hand-in-hand with community partners, charitable organizations and local leaders to tackle issues in strategic ways that strengthen our sector. We also direct funding to community organizations that are impacting meaningful change and contributing to the vibrancy and wellbeing of our community.

Donors can support the granting programs and other strategic initiatives of the Victoria Foundation by contributing to one of our discretionary funds that allocate your gift to the highest and best use.


Community Action Funds

Your gift will be deployed immediately within the cause areas that matter most to you.

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Vital Victoria Fund

The foundational strength of revenue from this endowed fund has allowed us to provide consistency in community granting since 1937.

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Fundholder Funds

Victoria Foundation hosts and manages 600+ funds that were established by individuals, groups and organizations that grant to charitable organizations and issues they care about.

Find the full list here. Indicate the name of the fund you would like to support at the time of your donation.

Individual Donor Advised Funds

We host funds for individuals and families that are interested in granting to organizations that matter most to them. Make a donation to your friend or family member’s fund.*

Hosted Organization Funds

We host 195+ hosted organization funds for charities that have set up an endowment fund to create a long-term source of revenue for their organization. By pooling investments, we help them reduce their risk while optimizing returns.*

*Please indicate any special instructions at the time of your donation, otherwise, your gift will be added to the capital component of the fund when applicable.

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Are You A Fundholder? Want to make a gift to your fund or grant to an organization?

If you would like to make a donation to your fund, you can donate online or make a donation through one of the many ways to give by indicating the name of your fund at the time you make your gift.

If you would like to make a grant from your fund to any charitable organization in Canada, you can do this in one of two ways:


Other Ways to Donate


    Call 250-381-5532 to make a donation by credit card directly via the Victoria Foundation.


    Send cheques to the Victoria Foundation at #200 – 703 Broughton Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 1E2. Please ensure cheques are made out to the Victoria Foundation. Note the designated fund in the memo line or in a cover letter.


    Complete the Donation Form for Gifts of Securities, and follow the instructions as indicated on the form. 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.

    If you belong to a charitable organization that holds a fund at Victoria Foundation, contact our Philanthropic Services team we would be happy to support your donors to contribute to your fund.


    Please follow the instructions below to make a donation by Interac E-Transfer to the Victoria Foundation. If you need assistance, you can contact our Finance Department at

    1. On your bank account, set up the Victoria Foundation as a new e-Transfer recipient:
    2. Name – Victoria Foundation
    3. Email –
    4. Preferred Language – English
    5. Send e-Transfer by – Email (Victoria Foundation cannot accept Interac e-Transfers by phone)
    6. Create a secret question and answer of your choosing and ensure that you email the secret answer to (see Step 3)
    7. On your bank account, send the e-Transfer to and enter the fund name or gift designation in the message field.
    8. Send an email to with your name and address as well as the answer to your secret question.
    9. Once Victoria Foundation staff accept your donation, we will issue you with a tax receipt.

    To send a wire transfer, please contact Philanthropic Services at