Rapid Relief Fund

This Fund supports the following Sustainable Development Goals:

SDG Goal 1: No Poverty SDG Goal 2: Zero Hunger SDG Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being SDG Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

The Rapid Relief Fund is for you if you’d like to help rapidly deploy flexible resources to non-profits and charities serving people impacted by a natural disaster or crisis. Recently, this fund aided frontline organizations serving those who are less prepared to deal with the health, social, and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is a flexible fund that can respond to any urgent community needs as they arise.

What types of organizations benefit from this fund?

Your donations to the Rapid Relief Fund are given to a variety of front-line organizations that address community needs during a crisis or natural disaster.

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 Food Security Fund granted to 1 organization for a total of $16,747.


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

Donor Spotlight

Adam Bowman is a monthly donor who says he was inspired to give a gift to the Rapid Relief Fund because he truly believes in helping local non-profits and charities respond to the impacts of a disaster or crisis, which could arise at any time. He wants his monthly donations to go toward initiatives with the greatest need, by being pooled with other gifts then granted strategically to many organizations at the same time.

He says he hopes that by donating to the Rapid Relief Fund he can inspire others to do the same – especially after the Victoria Foundation shows exactly how those funding dollars are being used to the greatest effect.

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Impact Spotlight

The Friends of Living and Learning Through Loss Society is one of many organizations that have benefited from the gifts of donors like Adam. The Society is dedicated to supporting youth and families in the capital region through significant loss, which was heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We [were] able to not only get the grief counselling program off the ground but, even with COVID, we [were] able to support more youth than we’d expected,” said Executive Director Caroline Donelle, of the grant funding they received. She said the pandemic added to grieving challenges, and while the program transitioned online it is one of few in the country.

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 Rapid Relief Fund supports a variety of front-line organizations that address community needs during a crisis or natural disaster.

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