Supporting Greater Victoria

Do you value the local programs, services and organizations that make our region special? Things like seniors care and amateur sports groups… beach cleanups and local theatre… music programs, cultural events, youth services and food banks. All of these, and many more, are run by a vibrant mixture of charitable organizations that call Greater Victoria home, just like you.

The Vital Victoria 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 Vital Victoria Fund will support our community’s recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and build resilience for the future of our local charities. This Fund has always supported granting for our community’s areas of greatest needs. For the next six to 18 months, depending on the continuing or new effects of the 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.


Please download your receipt from the link that will show on this screen after you hit donate!

Additional ways to make donations

  • PayPal Donations

    CanadaHelps is another platform that can be used to make donations to this fund. Visit this link and choose the PayPal option to make a donation through your bank account. This will allow you to receive a tax receipt instantly.

  • Cheques

    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 ‘Vital Victoria Pass-Through 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.

     

  • Victoria Foundation Fundholders

    If you would like to donate to this cause 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 ‘Vital Victoria Pass-Through Fund’ box and grant as usual.

    Email: Send an email listing your requested grant amount, fund name, and purpose (Vital Victoria Pass-Through Fund) to donorservices@victoriafoundation.bc.ca

     

  • 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.