Victoria Foundation Community Grants Program now accepting applications

Victoria, B.C. – The Victoria Foundation is launching its 2022 Community Grants Program that provides funding for organizations in the Capital Region looking to create a vibrant, caring community for all.

The Victoria Foundation is broad in scope and provides supports across the non-profit sector including the arts, environment, food security, health, youth engagement, and housing and homelessness. The annual Community Grants Program supports registered charities and other qualified donees whose work benefits community wellbeing within the Capital Region.

“The Victoria Foundation’s goal is to strengthen community wellbeing by investing in people, opportunities, and solutions. The Community Grants Program is a key program in achieving this mission,” said Sandra Richardson, Victoria Foundation CEO.

The goal of this year’s program is to strengthen the non-profit sector and long-term resilience of our community by supporting eligible local organizations with flexible, general operating funding. We seek to meet this goal by aligning our grant process with trust-based philanthropic principles to promote equity, centre relationships and increase accessibility. In addition, we recognize the historical and systemic barriers to funding for some communities and encourage applications from organizations who are working with equity-deserving groups.

New this year is a three-stream approach for which organizations can apply for funding. The streams are:

  • The Vital Stream up to $30,000
  • The Focus Stream up to $7,500
  • Collaboration Stream with variable amounts

The 2022 Community Grants Program builds on the 2021 Community Recovery Program. The 2021 Community Recovery Program distributed over $3.13 million to help 142 organizations.

Organizations can apply until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, 2022. For more information on the Community Grants Program, please visit

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Established in 1936, the Victoria Foundation is Canada’s second oldest community foundation and the sixth largest of nearly 200 nation-wide. The Victoria Foundation manages charitable gifts from donors whose generosity allows them to create permanent, income-earning funds. The proceeds from these funds are then distributed as grants for charitable or educational purposes. To date the Victoria Foundation has invested over $245 million in people, projects and non-profit organizations that strengthen communities in BC and throughout Canada.

Media contact:
Jaime Clifton-Ross, Senior Communications and Digital Engagement Advisor
Victoria Foundation
250.381.5532 E.

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