Vibrant and Caring Community Fund
The Victoria Foundation’s vision is a vibrant, caring community for all.
Do you value the local programs, services and organizations that make our region special? Things like seniors care and art classes for kids … beach cleanups and local theatre… music programs, cultural events, youth services and food access programs. All of these, and many more, are run by a vibrant mixture of charitable organizations that call Greater Victoria home, just like you.
The Vibrant and Caring Community Fund supports projects, programs and services like these that are among the most important in our community. Many donors choose to make their gifts to this Fund, allowing the Foundation to proactively respond to critical needs as they arise.
The purpose of the Vibrant and Caring Community Fund is to support our region’s areas of greatest need. Currently, depending on the continuing or new effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, this Fund will provide grants through the lens of recovery efforts and building resilience for our local charities for the short and long-term.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.