Victoria Foundation

The Greater Victoria Green Team, featured in <em>Pulse</em>, helps foster connections between people and nature. Derek Ford photo.

The Pulse of Victoria: Magazine, blog explore agents for change in the Capital Region

If you’ve ever wondered what comes after the Victoria Foundation’s annual Vital…

  • Jul 25, 2022

 

Local author, historian and longtime musician Lucky Budd is the host of the Victoria Foundation's Vital Victoria Podcast.

Vital Victoria Podcast: Sharing stories + building community

Don’t miss the Vital Signs survey – open til July 4

  • Jun 20, 2022

 

Greater Victoria students receive their donation funding from Victoria Foundation. (Courtesy of Victoria Foundation)

Victoria Foundation Vital Youth project puts donation dollars into students’ hands

Students across Greater Victoria chose initiatives for housing and wellness

 

Marlena and Nick Salvador Nick, joined the 2021-2022 Gadsden Initiative cohort. Now in its second year, this Victoria Foundation initiative brings together GenXers and Millennials to build relationships within the community through learning sessions, community activities and networking opportunities based on the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Inspiring stories: Why it’s important to share stories of philanthropy

Now’s the time to Make It Happen! Victoria

  • Apr 25, 2022
Marlena and Nick Salvador Nick, joined the 2021-2022 Gadsden Initiative cohort. Now in its second year, this Victoria Foundation initiative brings together GenXers and Millennials to build relationships within the community through learning sessions, community activities and networking opportunities based on the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
The application process for the Victoria Foundation’s 2022 Community Grants Program is open, welcoming eligible applications via the Foundation’s online grant portal until April 14.

Make It Happen: Victoria Foundation’s Community Grants program opens for applications

Donations made before May 14 will help vital programs in your community this year

  • Mar 21, 2022
The application process for the Victoria Foundation’s 2022 Community Grants Program is open, welcoming eligible applications via the Foundation’s online grant portal until April 14.
Sandra Richardson, CEO of the Victoria Foundation, says its Community Grants Program for 2022 is aimed at strengthening community well-being. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Foundation)

Victoria Foundation looks to reach new communities with 2022 grant program

Funding builds on 2021 Community Recovery Program, which distributed over $3 million

Sandra Richardson, CEO of the Victoria Foundation, says its Community Grants Program for 2022 is aimed at strengthening community well-being. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Foundation)
The Victoria Foundation welcomes new board chair Rajiv K. Gandhi, and new director Tamara Napoleon.

Victoria Foundation welcomes new board members and March launch of Community Grants

A new-look Pulse publication and annual Vital Signs add to a busy year for the organization

  • Feb 21, 2022
The Victoria Foundation welcomes new board chair Rajiv K. Gandhi, and new director Tamara Napoleon.
“As we look ahead to the new year, we invite you to join the discussion, and to consider how you can contribute to a vital Victoria,” says Sandra Richardson, CEO, Victoria Foundation.

A busy year for the Victoria Foundation brings some significant ‘firsts’

In a year unlike any other, it can be easy to forget…

  • Dec 13, 2021
“As we look ahead to the new year, we invite you to join the discussion, and to consider how you can contribute to a vital Victoria,” says Sandra Richardson, CEO, Victoria Foundation.
The Victoria Foundation is happy to support the Vancouver Island Giving Hearts Awards, part of this year’s National Philanthropy Day festivities.

The value of a Giving Heart: Paying it forward benefits the entire community

There’s no question that Carl and Sue Stovel are committed to their…

  • Nov 15, 2021
The Victoria Foundation is happy to support the Vancouver Island Giving Hearts Awards, part of this year’s National Philanthropy Day festivities.
Victoria Foundation Vital Signs

Vital Victoria: Vital Signs report explores equity and inclusion on the South Island

Events and community dialogue have brought an intense focus to themes of…

  • Oct 25, 2021
Victoria Foundation Vital Signs
While a Will is often seen as a way of sharing our legacy with loved ones, it can also provide a gift to our favourite causes. Assigning part of your estate to an organization like the Victoria Foundation, for example, is a way to leave a lasting legacy in your community.

Will Power: Create a lasting legacy for family AND your community

The Victoria Foundation works with donors to direct their legacy gift in meaningful ways

  • Sep 27, 2021
While a Will is often seen as a way of sharing our legacy with loved ones, it can also provide a gift to our favourite causes. Assigning part of your estate to an organization like the Victoria Foundation, for example, is a way to leave a lasting legacy in your community.
Participants in the Victoria Foundation’s previous Gadsden Initiative, Carly and Matt Milloy were keen to learn about organizations making a difference in the local community, and to support that work for the long term.

Engaging a new generation of community-minded citizens

Applicants welcome for the next cohort of the Victoria Foundation’s Gadsden Initiative

  • Aug 16, 2021
Participants in the Victoria Foundation’s previous Gadsden Initiative, Carly and Matt Milloy were keen to learn about organizations making a difference in the local community, and to support that work for the long term.
Siblings Trevor McCall and Stacy Lund learned more about the charitable landscape in the region through the Victoria Foundation’s Gadsden Initiative that targets Millenials and Generation X. (Courtesy Victoria Foundation)

Greater Victoria siblings promote program designed to grow philanthropy among Millennials, GenX

Victoria Foundation’s Gadsden Initiative engages new generations

Siblings Trevor McCall and Stacy Lund learned more about the charitable landscape in the region through the Victoria Foundation’s Gadsden Initiative that targets Millenials and Generation X. (Courtesy Victoria Foundation)
Pulse

Victoria Foundation + local donors support vital community rebuilding

Community Recovery Program distributes $3.13+ million to local organizations

  • Jul 26, 2021
Pulse
Combined with local, provincial and national statistics, Victoria’s Vital Signs survey results will create a snapshot of Greater Victoria livability and wellbeing that will guide donors and decision-makers in programming and funding decisions.

25 million+ Vital reasons to take this local survey today

Deadline is July 1 to participate in this year’s Victoria’s Vital Signs

  • Jun 21, 2021
Combined with local, provincial and national statistics, Victoria’s Vital Signs survey results will create a snapshot of Greater Victoria livability and wellbeing that will guide donors and decision-makers in programming and funding decisions.
Back in 1936, Burges Gadsden, right, had a seemingly simple, yet innovative, idea: Build an organization that with a solid source of funds could provide support to local charities. With $20 donated by his mother, Fannie, Gadsen founded the Victoria Foundation out of the Sunshine Inn, a soup kitchen he ran on Pandora Avenue.

How an innovative idea + $20 created 85-year community legacy

Back in 1936, Burges Gadsden had a seemingly simple, yet innovative, idea:…

  • May 24, 2021
Back in 1936, Burges Gadsden, right, had a seemingly simple, yet innovative, idea: Build an organization that with a solid source of funds could provide support to local charities. With $20 donated by his mother, Fannie, Gadsen founded the Victoria Foundation out of the Sunshine Inn, a soup kitchen he ran on Pandora Avenue.
Arts grants are part of more than $2.3 million distributed by the Victoria Foundation to help 126 Southern Vancouver Island organizations weather the pandemic’s catastrophic effects. Jo-Ann Richards photo.

Grants help arts groups get creative in pandemic response

Community Recovery Program distributes $2.3 million+ to local organizations impacted by COVID

  • Dec 14, 2020
Arts grants are part of more than $2.3 million distributed by the Victoria Foundation to help 126 Southern Vancouver Island organizations weather the pandemic’s catastrophic effects. Jo-Ann Richards photo.
Fran Hunt-Jinnouchi, executive director of the Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness, appreciates what grants from the Victoria Foundation do to help her organization achieve its goals. (Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness/YouTube)

Victoria Foundation channels nearly $2.4 million to hard-hit community organizations

Funding grants help non-profits continue to provide services to communuty through pandemic

Fran Hunt-Jinnouchi, executive director of the Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness, appreciates what grants from the Victoria Foundation do to help her organization achieve its goals. (Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness/YouTube)
Victoria's Vital Signs 2020

Vital Signs report charts challenges 2020 has brought locally

15th edition of the report explores how Greater Victoria is faring over all and in 12 key areas

  • Nov 16, 2020
Victoria's Vital Signs 2020
The 2020 Vital Signs report was released Thursday morning. (Katherine Engqvist/News Staff)
The 2020 Vital Signs report was released Thursday morning. (Katherine Engqvist/News Staff)