The University of Victoria Foundation

The University of Victoria Foundation supports the university in its mission to provide inspired teaching, opportunities for real-life learning and internationally renowned research. Through the foundation, a donor's vision and subsequent gift becomes a long-term investment that has far-reaching benefits for the university in perpetuity.

“COVID-19 very quickly created a “new normal” that saw all of us involved in the day-to-day affairs of the Foundation working from home, holding our meetings via Zoom and getting used to seeing each other on the confines of a small screen. In a year of such uncertainty the community stepped forward to support students, researchers and programs—advancing our recovery and resiliency while also investing in the future of the university caused by the pandemic. In total, the UVic community gave over $11.7 million dollars to the endowment, $3 million more than last year. This incredible display of confidence in the Foundation and UVic’s mission was humbling. For that, I offer you my sincerest thanks."
— Jane Potentier, President, University of Victoria Foundation

The University of Victoria Foundation was established in 1954 by the University of Victoria Foundation Act. As at March 31st, 2021 the Foundation is responsible for managing more than $525 million in assets and administering over 1,400 endowment funds that disburse more than $17 million annually for scholarships, bursaries, and other university purposes. These endowment funds are supported by generous donations from individuals, corporations and foundations that play a vital role in promoting a continued interest in the university and in higher education more broadly. The Foundation is a registered charitable organization under the Income Tax Act and is exempt from income taxes. Discover your options for contributing to the future of the university through the foundation.

The Foundation's Personal Information Protection Policy complies with British Columbia's Personal Information Protection Act, which sets out the ground rules for how BC businesses and not-for-profit organizations may collect, use and disclose personal information.

For information about the Foundation, please contact foundations@uvic.ca or 250-721-8102.

You can also learn about the Foundation for University of Victoria or the U.S. Foundation.