"I give you a new commandment: love one another; you must love one another just as I have loved you. It is by your love for one another, that everyone will recognize you as my disciples."

- John 13:34-35

The independent foundation, established in 1985, now has an endowment fund of more than $1 million built over the years and has disbursed more than $2 million for many worth programs and projects. . . thanks to the generosity of those who share in the vision of islanders living vibrantly the teachings of Jesus. They have made donations, pledges, bequests and other forms of gifts, large and small.

You can build your legacy in helping to realize the vision of islanders living vibrantly the teachings of Christ by making a weekly, monthly, annual or one-time donation.

The chart below shows the impact of a donation given on a weekly or monthly basis over a year and the approximate cost to you after deducting the charitable donation tax credit when filing your income tax return. The chart assumes that you are an individual resident in British Columbia and that you have made a cash donation.

Weekly Monthly Total Amount Donated in the Year Your after-tax cost
$115 $500 $6,000 $3,422
$92 $400 $4,800 $2,746
$58 $250 $3,000 $1,733
$23 $100 $1,200 $720
$17 $75 $900 $551
$12 $50 $600 $362
$6 $25 $300 $213

The programs and projects generally assisted by the foundation include:

  • Social justice projects and programs
  • Religious education programs
  • Programs that support diocesan seminarians, retired clergy and retired lay workers
  • Missionary work
  • Capital projects

While the foundation works closely with the Victoria diocese, the diocese has no control over the foundation's assets. These assets are separate from those of the diocese and are not subject to any liabilities of the diocese.

The foundation is shepherded and administered by up to 10 trustees, seven of whom must be lay people who are also not diocesan employees. The trustees adhere to the "prudent investor" standards of the British Columbia Trustee Act.

The Catholic Foundation of Vancouver Island is a federally registered charity (#12995-0804-RR0031) and all donations are tax-creditable.

For information on how to donate and build a personal legacy, visit our Donate Now page >


Give to anyone who asks you, and if anyone wants to borrow, do not turn away.

- Matthew 5:42