University of Victoria Foundation

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About the UVic Foundation

The UVic Foundation supports the university's mission to provide inspired teaching, opportunities for real-life learning and internationally renowned research.

About the UVic 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.

“At this time last year, no-one could have predicted the level of continued uncertainty we would all still be facing. However, the UVic community came together again to invest in the long term future of the university, supporting students, faculty and programs. Donors made gifts totalling $11.02 million dollars to endowments in 2021/22. This tangible display of trust in our university is truly inspiring. Thank you."
— 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 $518 million in assets and administering over 1,500 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.