Victoria Foundation accepting applications for community grants

Grant applications will be accepted until Aug. 11.

The Victoria Foundation is accepting applications for its community grants program.

Applications will be accepted until Aug. 11.

Last year, community grants provided nearly $1.5 million to 86 non-profit organizations on Vancouver Island, bringing the total granted by the Victoria Foundation in 2014 to $13.3 million and more than $144 million since the organization’s inception in 1936.

“The foundation is pleased to accept applications from local non-profits to undertake projects aimed at improving the quality of life in our region,” said Victoria Foundation CEO Sandra Richardson.

“Through the generosity of our donors, we have the pleasure each year of helping to fund a broad spectrum of important work all across our community.”

The community grants have ties to Victoria’s Vital Signs, an annual community report card produced by the foundation.

All of the grants have a connection to one or more of the 12 issue areas identified in the report that contribute to the vitality and wellbeing of the community: Arts and Culture, Getting Started, Standard of Living, Learning, Belonging and Engagement, Safety, Sports & Recreation, Economy, Transportation, Housing, Environment and Health and Wellness.

 

Organizations seeking a community grant should visit the Victoria Foundation’s website at www.victoriafoundation.ca to learn more and to apply online.