Philanthropy

Cameron Bulger was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 6 and passed away 2 1/2 years later. While BC Children’s Hospital is home to experts leading the way in treating the most aggressive cancers, a devastating 20 per cent of children who are diagnosed with cancer will not survive the next five years.

A childhood story of love, loss and hope

Supporting the fight to conquer childhood illnesses

  • Nov 23, 2020

 

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

 

Sandra Richardson

Philanthropy Day, Victoria’s Vital Signs highlight power of giving

In an ideal world, philanthropy is on our minds – and in…

  • Oct 26, 2020

 

VIDEO: Greater Victoria woman gets stunning surprise of a free car

VIDEO: Greater Victoria woman gets stunning surprise of a free car

King’s Auto Sales and Cool Aid make woman’s day

VIDEO: Greater Victoria woman gets stunning surprise of a free car
Victoria Foundation targets community recovery + resilience

Victoria Foundation targets community recovery + resilience

New program supports vital work of local charities

  • Sep 28, 2020
Victoria Foundation targets community recovery + resilience
Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good
Carly Russell-Huntley, community manager with Used.ca, presents Mustard Seed intern Josh Wild with a big cheque representing the proceeds of a fundraising contest Used.ca held in partnership with Country Grocer. Used.ca is nominated for a 2020 National Philanthropy Day Giving Hearts Honour Roll award for its work helping community groups and individuals in need. (Courtesy Used.ca)

Vancouver Island fundraisers ‘pivot’ for 2020 National Philanthropy Day awards

Giving Hearts Honour Roll to recognize pandemic-inspired acts of kindness in community

Carly Russell-Huntley, community manager with Used.ca, presents Mustard Seed intern Josh Wild with a big cheque representing the proceeds of a fundraising contest Used.ca held in partnership with Country Grocer. Used.ca is nominated for a 2020 National Philanthropy Day Giving Hearts Honour Roll award for its work helping community groups and individuals in need. (Courtesy Used.ca)
Recycle Matters, a social enterprise under the umbrella of INEO Employment Services, supports skill development and employment experience through its mattress recycling service. The social enterprise recently received a Government of Canada Investment Readiness Program grant, distributed through the Victoria Foundation, to move its projects forward.

Enterprising initiatives get boost to drive growth + social impact

Victoria Foundation allocates $280,000 to local social purpose organizations

  • Aug 24, 2020
Recycle Matters, a social enterprise under the umbrella of INEO Employment Services, supports skill development and employment experience through its mattress recycling service. The social enterprise recently received a Government of Canada Investment Readiness Program grant, distributed through the Victoria Foundation, to move its projects forward.
A summer highlight has been Pop Up Opera, featuring POV singers sharing 10 minutes of beautiful music in neighbourhoods, on street corners, in parks and outside retirement residences and care facilities. Jo-Ann Richards photo.

Celebrating the arts – and audiences – at a distance

How you can help organizations pivoting to maintain a thriving arts community

  • Jul 27, 2020
A summer highlight has been Pop Up Opera, featuring POV singers sharing 10 minutes of beautiful music in neighbourhoods, on street corners, in parks and outside retirement residences and care facilities. Jo-Ann Richards photo.
How you can help build a better community

How you can help build a better community

The deadline to take the 2020 Victoria’s Vital Signs survey is July 1

  • Jun 22, 2020
How you can help build a better community
Vital Signs survey tackles COVID questions

Vital Signs survey tackles COVID questions

Don’t miss the July 1 deadline to take the Victoria Foundation survey

  • Jun 15, 2020
Vital Signs survey tackles COVID questions
Creating change, one Vital survey at a time

Creating change, one Vital survey at a time

Annual Victoria Vital Signs survey welcomes your input starting June 1

  • Jun 1, 2020
Creating change, one Vital survey at a time
Support of collaborative research vital to our future

Support of collaborative research vital to our future

Through strong partnerships, philanthropy is accelerating the fight against COVID-19 here in B.C.

  • Jun 1, 2020
Support of collaborative research vital to our future
Many of the recent grants distributed by the Victoria Foundation through the Rapid Relief Fund have focused on providing local residents with access to healthy food.

Helping Greater Victoria charities, community move toward recovery

Victoria Foundation eyes resiliency-building through COVID lens

  • May 25, 2020
Many of the recent grants distributed by the Victoria Foundation through the Rapid Relief Fund have focused on providing local residents with access to healthy food.
Mother’s Day sweetened by daughter’s cancer-free results

Mother’s Day sweetened by daughter’s cancer-free results

Help change outcomes for patients with blood cancers like Morgan

  • May 4, 2020
Mother’s Day sweetened by daughter’s cancer-free results
Jean Up: get BC kids out of hospital and back into their jeans

Jean Up: get BC kids out of hospital and back into their jeans

BC Children’s Hospital takes 30th annual fundraiser all month long

  • May 1, 2020
Jean Up: get BC kids out of hospital and back into their jeans
Beyond their social impact, the total economic activity of the Capital Region’s registered charitable organizations is just over $4 billion, a level of spending that supports the equivalent of 63,000 jobs.

Why Victoria’s charitable sector must survive COVID-19

COVID-19 has shone a light not only on the dedication of frontline…

  • Apr 27, 2020
Beyond their social impact, the total economic activity of the Capital Region’s registered charitable organizations is just over $4 billion, a level of spending that supports the equivalent of 63,000 jobs.
In less than 36 hours, the Rapid Relief Fund, through the Victoria Foundation, collected an amazing $1 million to disperse to five local groups representing more than 80 organizations: the Mustard Seed; Stan Hagen Centre for Families; Salvation Army Addiction & Rehabilitation Centre; the Food Share Network; and the Coalition of Neighbourhood Houses Capital Region.

Community comes together to fund Rapid Relief

Entrepreneurs, community, Victoria Foundation fight local impact of COVID-19

  • Mar 30, 2020
In less than 36 hours, the Rapid Relief Fund, through the Victoria Foundation, collected an amazing $1 million to disperse to five local groups representing more than 80 organizations: the Mustard Seed; Stan Hagen Centre for Families; Salvation Army Addiction & Rehabilitation Centre; the Food Share Network; and the Coalition of Neighbourhood Houses Capital Region.