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
- makes grants
- assists the work of the church
- 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 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.
Applying for Foundation Grants
- special church events
- assistance to the Vancouver School of Theology
- mission and social work
- Camp Pringle
- other special projects
The earnings of the Memorial Stabilization Reserve are available to offset church deficits.
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 Katya Rumyantseva in the church finance office or phone (250) 388-5188, ext. 224.