Philanthropy

“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

 

Rise Together is a collaborative group with the goal of supporting local organizations started by Holly Smith and Trishna Gill, Grade 11 students at Oak Bay High. (Courtesy Rise Together)

Oak Bay teens rise together, bring talent to the stage to benefit Greater Victoria soup kitchen

Dec. 17 Holiday Charity Benefit Show at Dave Dunnet Theatre raises funds for Rainbow Kitchen

 

Jillian Harris and Team Jilly have joined with Do Some Good to engage the community, support local causes and amplify the many amazing stories that non-profit organizations share. Join her for the 12 Days of Christmas campaign, Dec. 1 to 12.

Jillian Harris joins Do Some Good to drive more community impact

Team Jilly’s 12 Days of Giving campaign runs Dec. 1 to 12

  • Nov 22, 2021

 

Dr. Rebecca Deyell, pediatric oncologist at BC Children’s Hospital, with Ellie, treated for a rare childhood cancer at BC Children’s Hospital. Thanks to vital donor support, researchers can explore uncharted paths and treatment options for children like Ellie.

Ellie’s journey: Rare condition points to critical research need

BC Children’s Hospital shares need for increased research for childhood cancers

  • Nov 22, 2021
Dr. Rebecca Deyell, pediatric oncologist at BC Children’s Hospital, with Ellie, treated for a rare childhood cancer at BC Children’s Hospital. Thanks to vital donor support, researchers can explore uncharted paths and treatment options for children like Ellie.
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.
Millionaire Lottery spokesperson Todd Talbot at the Grand Prize home in South Surrey’s Ocean Park neighbourhood.

Take a video tour of this magnificent Millionaire Lottery home

Support VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation: Prizes include $3 million home package or $2.7 million cash

  • Nov 1, 2021
Millionaire Lottery spokesperson Todd Talbot at the Grand Prize home in South Surrey’s Ocean Park neighbourhood.
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.
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.
Michael and Isabel Philips are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Island family sharing their story to support British Columbians affected by dementia

When Isabel Phillips crossed the finish line at her first Times Colonist…

  • May 17, 2021
Michael and Isabel Philips are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
Hometown Heroes Lottery spokesperson Sebastian Sevallo outside of the 5,137 sq. ft. Grand Prize home in Langley, in Murrayville.

Win big and help our Heroes

Get your tickets to win a $2.6 million Grand Prize – and support two great causes

  • May 17, 2021
Hometown Heroes Lottery spokesperson Sebastian Sevallo outside of the 5,137 sq. ft. Grand Prize home in Langley, in Murrayville.
Through fundraisers like Jean Up, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation supports the hospital's world-leading experts who are working relentlessly to improve the lives of children like India.

A family navigates childhood cancer through the pandemic

Jean Up this May and help kids get out of their hospital gowns and back into their jeans

  • May 10, 2021
Through fundraisers like Jean Up, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation supports the hospital's world-leading experts who are working relentlessly to improve the lives of children like India.
Michael and Isabel Philips are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Island family sharing their story to support British Columbians affected by dementia

When Isabel Phillips crossed the finish line at her first Times Colonist…

  • May 10, 2021
Michael and Isabel Philips are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
Michael and Isabel Philips are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Island family sharing their story to support British Columbians affected by dementia

When Isabel Phillips crossed the finish line at her first Times Colonist…

  • May 4, 2021
Michael and Isabel Philips are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
The Victoria Foundation launches its 16th annual Victoria’s Vital Signs Survey, open from May 4 to July 1.

Take the 2021 Vital Signs Survey, help the region chart a course forward

Have your say May 4 to July 1

  • May 3, 2021
The Victoria Foundation launches its 16th annual Victoria’s Vital Signs Survey, open from May 4 to July 1.
Carmen Hou joined BC Cancer’s Personalized Onco-Genomics Program, where scientists sequenced her DNA to match her to the best treatment possible for her cancer. Today, she nears the three-year mark of being on a trial drug that’s kept her cancer stable.

Facing Stage IV breast cancer at 36

One in eight Canadian women develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

  • Mar 22, 2021
Carmen Hou joined BC Cancer’s Personalized Onco-Genomics Program, where scientists sequenced her DNA to match her to the best treatment possible for her cancer. Today, she nears the three-year mark of being on a trial drug that’s kept her cancer stable.
When cancelled performances decimated arts organization revenues, the Victoria Foundation's Arts & Culture Fund offered support. For Intrepid Theatre, funds helped them  modify the Metro Studio Theatre to include distanced, cabaret-style seating.

Victoria Foundation program boosts Community Recovery

Community Action Fund donations continue to make a difference; grant applications open March 29

  • Mar 22, 2021
When cancelled performances decimated arts organization revenues, the Victoria Foundation's Arts & Culture Fund offered support. For Intrepid Theatre, funds helped them  modify the Metro Studio Theatre to include distanced, cabaret-style seating.