First Met Foundation and Legacy Circle

The First Met Foundation welcomes donations, special gifts and memorials to help maintain the programs of First Metropolitan United Church and incorporates these resources into a trust. The Legacy Circle helps ensure a sustainable ministry through estate planning and bequests.

The First Metropolitan United Church Foundation:

  • receives donations
  • holds trust funds
  • invests these funds
  • assists the work of the congregation, such as meeting its annual budget or completing special projects like a new roof, or new washrooms.

Donations to the Foundation are disbursed as follows:

  • 50% goes into the trust funds and earns interest
  • 25% supports the ministries of the church
  • 25% is deposited into the Capital Projects Fund

The Foundation includes the Memorial Endowment Fund and the Memorial Stabilization Reserve. Both are "endowments" - only the interest is disbursed. Contributions thus become perpetual gifts or legacies that enable the church to extend its work beyond its general budget.

The earnings of the Memorial Stabilization Reserve are available to offset church deficits, but not for general use, according to the original terms of the trust.

For minutes of Foundation meetings, please see the Church Board page.

The First Metropolitan United Church Foundation is a charity registered under the Income Tax Act and is eligible to issue official donation receipts. You may view the church's contact information and Registered Charity Information Return, which includes financial information and activites, by clicking on the name of the Foundation.

Legacy Circle

The Legacy Circle helps ensure this spiritual community is here for following generations through estate planning and bequests. For more information click here.

Contributions to the Foundation

Contributions, special gifts, memorials and bequests may be mailed to the First Metropolitan United Church Foundation, 932 Balmoral Rd., Victoria, BC, V8T 1A8, or you may donate through Canada Helps.

Additional information: email the church finance office or phone (250) 388-5188, ext. 224.