$6 Million Raised!

Thank You Greater Victoria!             

Over 15,000 donors have given to the Rapid Relief Fund, helping us reach our goal of raising $6 million for local COVID-19 relief. Together with the Victoria Foundation, Times Colonist and the Jawl family , you’ve already helped provide over 83 grants totalling over $5 million to organizations on the south island serving those who are less prepared to deal with the health, social and economic impacts of the pandemic.

Grants will continue to go out until all donations received are distributed. Please visit our Disbursements page for more information on grants from the fund.

Still Interested in Supporting Community Relief? You Can!

While the Rapid Relief fundraising efforts are coming to a close, some of our community’s toughest days are still ahead of us. The Victoria Foundation will be there to support and lift-up local charities and the vulnerable people they serve as we address the challenges ahead.

The Foundation is working closely with our partners to understand evolving community needs and support the recovery and resilience of the civil society sector more broadly. Over the next six to 18 months, at minimum, there will be a need to support the sector’s financial health, including organizations working across all sectors such as the arts, environment, recreation and education areas that have not been eligible for Rapid Relief Fund support.

Visit our Vital Victoria Fund page for more on how you can help.