"Give, and there will be gifts for you: a full measure, pressed down, shaken together, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap; because the standard you use will be the standard used for you."

- Luke 6:38

General Information and Guidelines for organizations seeking support from the Foundation

  • All grants must be made to Canadian Registered Charities and fall within the following categories:
    • Any capital project undertaken by any of the following:
      • The Diocese of Victoria.
      • A parish within the Diocese.
      • A Roman Catholic school situated within the Diocese.
    • The establishment, development, support or maintenance of any of the following within the Diocese:
      • A Parish (including a new Parish).
      • A ministry, whether at the Parish or Diocesan level.
      • Roman Catholic religious education.
      • Social welfare projects.
      • A Roman Catholic school situated within the Diocese.
    • The support or maintenance of Diocesan seminarians.
    • The support or maintenance of retired clergy of the Diocese.
    • The support or maintenance of retired lay workers of the Diocese.
    • The support or maintenance of missionary work of the Diocese.
    • The support or maintenance of the Roman Catholic faith, as practiced within the Diocese.
    • Such other charitable objectives as the Trustee may consider appropriate, provided that those objectives are consistent with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church as understood and applied within the Diocese.
  • The Foundation is limited to granting funds from interest revenue only and in accordance with it's Trust Deed.
  • Generally requests will not be considered for:
    • Ongoing operating expenses
    • Grants to individuals
    • Deficit reduction
    • Repairs and maintenance
    • The entire capital cost of a project
  • Grant applications are to be submitted by October 31st and May 31st in order to be considered by the Trustees at their scheduled meetings.
  • The Trustees reserve the right to request documented proof that the funds have been disbursed in accordance with the intent of the grant.

Please provide the following information in support of your request:

And please attach:

Brief background information on your organization

Financial statements of your organization

Detailed description of the project for which funding is sought

Budget and timing of the project

Information regarding other initiatives to raise funds for this project

Any other documentation available in support of your application


"Jesus looked steadily at him and he was filled with love for him, and he said, 'You need to do one thing more. Go and sell what you own and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.'"

- Mark 10:21