Thank you Doug Johnston

posted on November 9, 2016 at 12:00 pm

On November 3rd, Doug announced the establishment of the Johnston Family Fund at the Nanaimo Foundation. Doug has become one of the Foundation’s strongest advocates, in addition to joining the Nanaimo Foundation Community Engagement Committee. How I Got Involved My involvement with the Nanaimo Foundation began last spring when I was invited to a presentation


Mid Island Gives

posted on November 8, 2016 at 12:57 pm

Mid Island Gives is a GivingTuesday civic movement in Central Vancouver Island. Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 is GivingTuesday. It is a day dedicated to giving back around the world, across Canada and in our own community. It is an opportunity for charities, companies and individuals to join together and promote support for favourite causes.


Giving the Nanaimo Foundation a Home

posted on November 4, 2016 at 1:03 pm

Thank you Jonathan Lampman and Bob Moss. The Nanaimo Foundation prides itself on keeping expenses to a minimum. We could not do this without the support of two generous longtime Nanaimo residents. Thanks to Jonathan Lampman and Bob Moss the Nanaimo Foundation office space is fully donated. Since the spring of 2013, Jonathan Lampman and


Random Act of Kindness Day 2016

posted on October 10, 2016 at 9:00 am

Random acts of kindness are a wonderful way to touch the lives of others, making our world a better place to live.


Lee Odgers

posted on October 6, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Lee is a certified financial planner with Freedom 55 Financial. He’s a born and bred Nanaimoite, raising two children in our beautiful city. Lee has a strong understanding of the value of charitable giving. Thank you, Lee for sharing the benefits of Donor Advised Funds with your clients and creating valuable support for arts and culture


A Significant Donation for Dementia Care

posted on September 13, 2016 at 12:00 pm

A long-time supporter of the Nanaimo Travellers Lodge Society, the Nanaimo Foundation presented NTL with a donation of $150K for its new dementia care home on Northfield Road. “Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Nanaimo Foundation is delighted to deliver a $150,000 gift to Eden Gardens,” said Ted Carson, Chair of the Nanaimo


Nanaimo non-profit organizations receive $70,000

posted on August 16, 2016 at 3:43 pm

On August 16th in Diana Krall Plaza, the Nanaimo Foundation, in partnership with the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th and Island Savings, delivered $70,000 in grants to 11 local non-profit organizations. Each year the Nanaimo Foundation provides grants from its Vital Nanaimo Fund to local charitable organizations to help build vibrancy, health, and resiliency in


Nanaimo receives $15,000 from Welcome Fund for Syrian Refugees

posted on July 25, 2016 at 12:09 pm

The Nanaimo Foundation is pleased to announce a $15,000 contribution to United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island from Community Foundation of Canada’s Welcome Fund for Syrian Refugees in support of local settlement efforts. As Canadians join together in welcoming refugees from Syria, the Welcome Fund provides an important investment in their successful settlement in


How will your Organization Celebrate Canada’s 150th?

posted on May 4, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    The Nanaimo Foundation is excited to provide increased support to our local community thanks to the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th. This national small grants program will help fund locally-led projects that build community, inspire a deeper understanding of Canada, and encourage participation in a wide range of initiatives that mark Canada’s Sesquicentennial


Vital Conversations

posted on April 18, 2016 at 9:15 am

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