Rapid Relief Fund
The purpose of the Rapid Relief Fund is to rapidly deploy flexible resources to organizations to meet emergent community needs as a result of a natural disaster or crisis and provide support to those most impacted by such event or events. Currently, this Fund is supporting front-line organizations serving those who are less prepared to deal with the health, social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.
This Fund has raised over $6M in support of South Vancouver Island COVID-19 relief efforts.
For more information, please visit our main Community Action Funds page.
This Fund supports the following Sustainable Development Goals:
Make a Donation
Be sure to select your chosen Community Action Fund from the drop down menu below.
Send cheques to the Victoria Foundation at #200 – 703 Broughton Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 1E2. Please ensure they are made out to the Victoria Foundation. Note the name of the Community Action Fund in the memo line or in a cover letter. If you are open to receiving your tax receipt by PDF, please include an email address with your donation.
Call the Victoria Foundation at 250.381.5532 to make your credit card donation to one of the Community Action Funds. Staff will ask you for your full name, mailing address, email if available, and credit card information to process your donation.
Online Express is the platform that can be used to make donations to the Community Action Funds using your credit card. Using the form on this page, select your chosen fund from the drop down menu and complete the online giving form. This will allow you to receive a tax receipt instantly.
Victoria Foundation Fund Holders
If you would like to donate to one of the Community Action Funds using the available to grant balance in your fund, you can do this in one of two ways:
Donor Central: Logon to DonorCentral. Scroll to the bottom of your homepage to the ‘Grant Opportunities’ section. Simply click on the name of your chosen Community Action Fund box and grant as usual.
Email: Send an email listing your requested grant amount, fund name, and purpose (name of the Community Action Fund) to email@example.com
Publicly Listed Securities
When publicly listed securities are donated to the Victoria Foundation, the tax on the capital gain is eliminated. To take advantage of the tax savings benefit, the donor must transfer the securities “as is” – either through an electronic transfer from the donor’s brokerage account to the foundation’s brokerage account, or in the form of a share certificate in the donor’s name delivered to the foundation.
We will work with you and your advisors to ensure the transfer is smooth and your donation receipt is delivered to you. Simply complete the step-by-step instructions on our Donation Form for Gifts of Securities and send a copy to your broker and to the Victoria Foundation. We will look after the rest.
You will receive a donation receipt for the fair market value of the securities based on the closing price on the date the securities are received into the foundation’s account.
If you have share certificates, please call us to arrange for delivery of the certificates. Since a signed certificate is negotiable, please wait to sign it until you have met with us and are ready to transfer your shares to the foundation. We will arrange for your signature to be guaranteed and for the receipt to be issued to you.