This Fund supports the following Sustainable Development Goals:

SDG Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

The Racial Equity Fund is for you if you’re interested in supporting equity-led or -serving organizations focused on Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) in our community. The fund helps to address long-standing structural and systemic inequities in our community by bolstering initiatives that tackle the impacts of colonization, and advance anti-racism and Indigenous-specific racism strategies.


What types of organizations benefit from this fund?

Your donations to the Racial Equity Fund are given to community learning initiatives, groups that serve Indigenous youth, individual First Nations, 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 will be distributed through one of the Foundation’s other equitable granting initiatives.

In 2023, the Housing Fund granted to 5 organizations for a total of $17,241.

 

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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 Racial Equity Fund want to help communities of all racial and cultural backgrounds thrive in Greater Victoria. They want to ensure their gifts will have the farthest reach by being pooled with other donors’ gifts, then granted strategically to an array of non-profits and charities with the greatest need.

There are dozens of vital organizations in our community fighting for just and equitable spaces that allow people of all racial backgrounds to live life to the fullest. Donors can trust the Victoria Foundation to put their gifts to the best possible use, based on deep knowledge and strong connections it’s made with community members who are passionate about equity for everyone.

Moms of Racialized Children Monthly Support Group, Beachcombing, Photo by Alvin Lumanian

Impact Spotlight

Surrounded by Cedar Child and Family Services is just one of the many organizations to benefit from generous gifts to the Racial Equity Fund! This funding has helped the non-profit deliver child and family services strongly rooted in Indigenous cultural values and world views. It ensures urban Indigenous children and youth grow up connected to family, community, and culture.

“It makes me a little teary to think how much the general operating funding [through] Victoria Foundation helped,” said Executive Director Jennifer Chuckry. “We were able to purchase laptops and audio-conferencing licenses. I’m not sure how we would have been able to meet our technology needs without this assistance, which definitely have had a direct impact on our families,” she added.

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 Racial Equity Fund helps to address long-standing structural and systemic inequities in our community by bolstering initiatives that tackle the impacts of colonization, and advance anti-racism and Indigenous-specific racism strategies.

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