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.

Curious what types of organizations this fund supports?

Your gift to a Community Action Fund between January and May will be distributed through Victoria Foundation’s trusted granting program – the Community Grants Program.

Contributions made between June and December will be distributed into the community based on available granting fund balances and community needs within each cause area. For more information on how granting decisions are made from the Community Action Funds, contact our team.

Want to learn more about local organizations?

Visit our Vital People page to hear the stories of people and organizations working on local issues. You can also visit our What’s New page to stay up to date on Victoria Foundation initiatives.

Interested in more than one cause area?

Visit our main Community Action Funds page to learn more about our other funds.

This Fund supports the following Sustainable Development Goals:


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