Vibrant and Caring Community Fund

This Fund supports the following Sustainable Development Goals:

SDG Goal 1: No Poverty SDG Goal 1: Zero Hunger SDG Goal 1: Gender Equality SDG Goal 1: Clean Water and Sanitation SDG Goal 1: Affordable and Clean Energy SDG Goal 1: Decent Work and Economic Growth SDG Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure SDG Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities SDG Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production SDG Goal 13: Climate Action SDG Goal 14: Life Below Water SDG Goal 15: Life on Land SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions SDG Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals

 

The Vibrant and Caring Community Fund is for you if you’d like to help bolster projects, programs, and services in all areas of greatest need in our region – from health and wellness, to education, to housing, and more. Many donors choose to make their gifts to this fund to allow the Foundation to strategically and flexibly respond to needs as they arise.


What types of organizations benefit from this fund?

Your donations to the Vibrant and Caring Community Fund are given to a variety of organizations in all kinds of cause areas. Some examples include mental health groups, youth and seniors’ organizations, community initiatives, and many more.

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 be distributed through one of the Foundation’s other equitable granting initiatives.

In 2023, the Vibrant and Caring Community Fund granted to 5 organizations for a total of $57,718.

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

Donor Spotlight

Sue and Carl Stovel say they’re pleased to have gifted to the Community Action Funds, which include the Vibrant and Caring Community Fund. They knew their donations would have the greatest reach by being pooled with other donors’ gifts, then granted strategically to an array of non-profits and charities with the greatest need.

“The Victoria Foundation has a pulse on the community and knows the charitable organizations that deal with the social issues where we focus our giving each year,” they said. “We are also very pleased to see the movement towards trust-based philanthropy by the Foundation, where more flexible funding application and reporting procedures are making it easier for grantees to access funding.”

Sue and Carl Stovel
The Khalsa Diwan Society of Victoria

Impact Spotlight

One area the Vibrant and Caring Community Fund supports is seniors’ care. Generous gifts to the fund have helped seniors of all backgrounds in our community age with purpose.

The Khalsa Diwan Society of Victoria is just one of many non-profits to benefit. In 2022, the Society was given funding to support a seniors’ interfaith activity group, where participants could meet regularly to enjoy various activities, such as playing cards and socializing, or joining workshops, such as ones that address personal safety and fraud concerns. The group now also hosts film screenings for seniors, and field trips to local communities to see favourite attractions.

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 Vibrant and Caring Community Fund supports a wide variety of organizations, such as mental health groups, youth and seniors’ organizations, community initiatives, and beyond.

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