In the past several years the below have received funding: 

  • 1000X5 Children's Book Recycling Project Society
  • 9-10 Club The Soup Kitchen Serving Soup
  • Braefoot Community Association
  • Bridges for Women Society 
  • Burnside Gorge Community Assoc. 
  • C.A.R.T.S. Outreach
  • Camosun Culinary Arts Program
  • Can Assist at U Vic 
  • Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)
  • Central Middle School - Central Circle
  • Centre for Outreach Education
  • Connections Place Society
  • Cornerstone Youth Society
  • Crisis Intervention and Public Information Society of Greater Victoria (NEED2 Suicide Prevention Education & Support)
  • Disaster Aid Canada:  Soap for Hope Program
  • Ecole George Jay School
  • École Quadra School
  • Family Services of Greater Victoria
  • Friends of Living and Learning Through Loss
  • George J Elementary
  • Hero Work
  • James Bay Community Project
  • Kidsport Victoria
  • Leadership Victoria Society 
  • LifeCycles
  • Men’s Trauma Centre
  • Mustard Seed Street Church
  • Oaklands Elementary School
  • Our Place
  • Parkinson Wellness Projects
  • Power to be Adventure Therapy Society
  • Quadra Village Community Centre
  • Shelbourne Community Kitchen Society
  • South Island Centre for Counselling & Training
  • Stigma Free Society
  • The Clayoquot Biosphere Trust Society
  • The Salvation Army Victoria ARC
  • Threshold Housing Society
  • Tofino Hospital Foundation
  • Vancouver Island Kids Klub Centre Society
  • Vic West Community Centre
  • Victoria Brain Injury Society
  • Victoria Community Food Hub Society (VCFHS)
  • Victoria Conservatory of Music
  • Victoria Restorative Justice Society
  • Victoria Sexual Assault Centre. 
  • Victoria Women’s Transition House Society
  • Volunteer Victoria
  • Wear2Start Society
  • WITS Programs Foundation
  • World Fisheries Trust
  • YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island
Spring, 2019 the Rotary Club of Victoria-Harbourside received two grants from the Rotary Foundation totaling almost $40,000 CDN.  The first was a $26,155 (USD) grant for Harbourside’s Women’s Business Training program in Guatemala.   While Rotary Club of Victoria-Harbourside is taking the lead on the project, we have other funding partners other than the Rotary Foundation, including 6 other Rotary clubs and the Government of Canada.   The Contribution from the Rotary Club of Victoria-Harbourside was $3200 USD.  Total accumulated funds that will be used for this initiative will be $70,003 USD.   Women trained in this program already have micro businesses and can normally expect to double their income by completing the program.      
The second project to receive Rotary Foundation funding is a District Community Grant for $10,000 USD for Primary School Gardens in the Comayagua area of Honduras.  Harbourside’s contribution is $1140 USD, the Rotary Foundation’s portion was $3500 USD with other Rotary clubs kicking in.     Comayagua is a large agriculture valley and most of the families in this region earn their living as casual farm labourers.  The goals of the grant are to establish and operate sustainable gardens in schools, produce nutritious food for students,  educate students in of agriculture and agri-business,  and or prepare students for careers in agriculture.  These funds of $29,655 USD (Approximately $39,650 CDN) from Rotary Foundation have enabled Rotary Club of Victoria-Harbourside and other community leaders to move many of their efforts forward.
Fall, 2018 we received a grant from the Rotary Foundation and coupled with club proceeds created a fund of over $138,000.   These dollars are targeted to a project dear to the heart of our membership,  training and personal empowerment to 200 women and graduating high school students in greater Tegucigalpa and Comayagua, Honduras.  
Rotary is an international organization.  We make an impact in our local and world-wide community.   International projects we have funded in the past several years include:
  • Honduras: funded and sponsored Global Grants for 10 years to train more than 1500 women in micro-business skills
    Guatemala:  capital funding for micro credit loans and basic business training for women.
  • Malawi:  scholarships to a girls’ school
  • Afghanistan:  programs supporting education for girls
  • Central America:  physician travel packs
  • Zambia:  program for sustainable reforestation
We have also provided Scholarships:
  • To students graduating from School Districts 61 and 63
  • To students facing barriers to post-secondary education
  • Youth to RYLA (leadership training)
  • Rotary Youth Exchange (youth experiencing another culture for a school year).