The Nanaimo Foundation provides grants to registered charities for capital and pilot projects within the geographical boundaries of School District 68. If you meet our general grant eligibility requirements and your application is successful, the Foundation will determine the best fit for your project from one of our endowment funds or one of a series of smaller funds that address specialized areas.

Please visit Who We Support for an overview on who can apply for grant consideration.

Community Fund for Canada’s 150th

In 2017, Canada will mark the 150th anniversary of confederation – a historic moment with the power to bring people and places together as we dream big about what our communities and our country could be. It’s an opportunity to encourage all Canadians to contribute to their communities in a way that will foster a greater sense of belonging, support meaningful reconciliation, and leave a lasting legacy now and for future generations.

To celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial, Community Foundations of Canada, with support from the Government of Canada, has created the ‘Community Fund for Canada’s 150th’. This Fund will encourage all Canadians to contribute to their communities in a way that fosters a greater sense of belonging, inclusion, and reconciliation, leaving a lasting legacy for our communities and our country.

The Nanaimo Foundation is excited to partner with Community Foundations of Canada to bring this opportunity to our community! Having access to this celebratory fund allows us to double our annual granting capacity for 2016/17, plus distribute these grants earlier than our usual cycle.

How To Apply

The Nanaimo Foundation invites registered charities that operate within the geographical boundaries of Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District 68 to apply for the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th. Applications can only be submitted from March 15th to April 14th, 2017 via the Community Foundations of Canada’s website, where they will be reviewed locally, and funds will then be distributed in June 2017. Applicants can apply for up to a maximum of $15,000 towards capital and pilot projects that have a completion date by Jan 31st, 2018.

For complete application information, click here or visit to apply.

For more information please contact:
Phone: 250.734.3971

The information gathered through the application process will not be made public, and will be shared with community foundations and the Government of Canada exclusively for purposes related to the Fund.