You can help the continued preservation of Ross Bay Villa in three ways:
Become a Member:
You can join the Ross Bay Villa Society with an annual membership, which will help support the continued conservation of the house and ground.
Annual Memberships are available for $10. They are renewable each January.
Membership benefits include a free tour of the house and reduced costs for Special Events.
Membership forms can be picked up at Ross Bay Villa on Saturdays from 10am to 3pm., or we can mail you a membership form.
Please email us at: membership@RossBayVilla.org
Volunteers are always welcome. There are no paid employees at Ross Bay Villa. Everyone is a volunteer. Please see the section titled ‘Volunteer’ for more information.
Donations and grants have helped to keep Ross Bay Villa operating since 2000. Donations have helped with significant Restoration Projects, and there are still projects that need sponsorship. Operating expenses also require support.
All donations go towards the conservation of Ross Bay Villa and its garden.
The Ross Bay Villa Endowment Fund
The Board of the Ross Bay Villa Society has established an Endowment Fund with the Victoria Foundation with the intent of ensuring an on-going income for the preservation and long term maintenance of Ross Bay Villa.
The Victoria Foundation was established in 1936. It allows other charities to build permanent, income-generating funds.
The Victoria Foundation currently administers funds worth $ 260 million, and assures that donor’s funds are protected in perpetuity.
Currently, thanks to generous donations, the new Ross Bay Villa Endowment Fund stands at $17,500.
We need to add great deal more to that amount to ensure a long-term, permanent income to protect and conserve Ross Bay Villa. We will continue to fund-raise and receive donations to add to the Endowment Fund.
How to make a donation to the Endowment Fund:
Donations by credit card may be phoned into the Victoria Foundation office at 250.381.5532
Donations by cheque can be mailed to the Victoria Foundation at #109 – 645 Fort Street, Victoria BC V8W 1G2
Please specify the Ross Bay Villa Historic House Museum Endowment Fund.
Tax Receipts will be issued by the Victoria Foundation.
Canada Revenue Agency Charitable Registration No. 13065 0898 RR0001.
For more information please see: www.victoriafoundation.bc.c
The Ross Bay Villa Operating Fund:
Operating Funds are always needed for the on-going maintenance of the historic house, the artifacts and the garden.
While the Ross Bay Villa Endowment Fund will eventually produce an on-going income, there are current costs that also need to be covered. Heat, light, water, supplies and restoration materials all need to be paid for.
On-going fund-raising through tours, lectures, special events and our Gift Shop – all managed by volunteers – continue to produce operating income.
Cheques payable to the Ross Bay Villa Society can be mailed to:
1569 Gregory Place Victoria B.C. V8P 2T7.
Cheques over $25 will receive tax receipts. (Charitable Registration No. 8328 43734 RR0001)
Cash or cheques may be dropped off in person to the Society at Ross Bay Villa, from 10am until 2pm any Saturday.
Or, make a donation to the Ross Bay Villa Society through CanadaHelps
via Credit card; Paypal; Debit or Gift Card.
All donations through CanadaHelps will receive tax receipts from CanadaHelps.
Please see: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/ross-bay-villa-society/
What is CanadaHelps?
CanadaHelps is a charity that ensures all Canadian charities – most notably, the smallest ones – have access to online fundraising, allowing charities to spend less time on administration and more time carrying out their missions.
The Ross Bay Villa Society has no paid employees – everyone is a volunteer. We would be pleased to discuss donations to the project.
Any questions? Please email a Board Member of the Ross Bay Villa Society at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ross Bay Villa Society is a Member of the B.C. Museums Association.