The Victoria Foundation has a long and valued history of strengthening community well-being by investing in people, opportunities and solutions.
One of the many ways the Foundation accomplishes this vital task is through the Community Grants program.
In December, the Victoria Foundation distributed $2.8 million in grants to more than 100 community projects.
“These are broad in scope,” says Victoria Foundation CEO Sandra Richardson. “They address all of the issues that we see in Vital Signs, and they also speak to the UN Sustainable Development goals. So whether you’re looking at arts or health care, environment or education, there’s something there for everyone.
Richardson was pleased to see a wide variety of applicants in 2019 and encourages more non-profits to consider applying to the Victoria Foundation in 2020.
“There’s over 1,000 registered charities in our community, but we want to be fair and equitable, and really encourage other organizations to apply. This year we were delighted. We have 19 new organizations [receiving grants]” says Richardson.
The Victoria Foundation awarded more than $18 million in 2019, and more than $240 million since the Foundation began in 1936.