"Jesus, said to him, 'You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second resembles it: You must love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang the whole Law, and the Prophets too.'"—
- Matthew 22:37-40
The Catholic Foundation of Vancouver Island is a charitable entity with a vision of islanders living vibrantly the teachings of Jesus.
These islanders are spread over an area of about 95,000 square kilometers in 28 parishes across Vancouver Island and the islands off the west and east coasts that are within the Victoria diocese’s area.
The foundation’s sole responsibility today is to nurture and shepherd an endowment — income earned from donations given — fund that enables the foundation to give grants prudently to organizations, institutions, groups or individuals to help them undertake spiritual, educational, social, and charitable projects and programs that help islanders live vibrantly the teachings of Jesus.
The endowment fund enables generous individual donors to build an unnamed personal legacy, or a named personal legacy for a single donation of $50,000: because their donations are prudently invested and only the interest earned annually is used for grants. That is the foundation’s goal.
Thus a donation is a personal legacy that keeps on giving year after year after year.