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.

“Thanks to the generosity of donors, more than $9 million in new funding was added to the University of Victoria endowments this year. This investment shows confidence in the future and direction of the university.  All of us who are part of the University of Victoria Foundation are proud of the role the foundation plays, on behalf of our donors, in contributing to innovative research, dynamic learning and continued excellence at the University of Victoria." —Tamás ("Tom") Zsolnay 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, 2019 the Foundation is responsible for managing more than $470 million in assets and administering over 1,300 endowment funds that disburse more than $15 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 or 250-721-8102.

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