Neighbourhood Small Grants

posted on December 10, 2018 at 10:14 am

The Nanaimo Foundation has launched a Neighbourhood Small Grants program in the Harewood community and we are looking for residents to get involved.


Building Community Philanthropy with the Nanaimo Foundation

posted on December 1, 2018 at 11:26 am

Executive Director Laurie Bienert and Foundation Chair George Hanson recently sat down with Coast Connections host Elizabeth Heinz to discuss the Nanaimo Foundation’s work within the community.


MOMO Seafood Extravaganza

posted on September 24, 2018 at 12:00 pm

The 8th Annual Garrett Paquette MOMO Seafood Extravaganza – Supporting Local Needs for Local People.

Friday, November 23rd at 5:30 pm at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. Follow this link to purchase tickets.


Tom Harris Cellular Creates a Legacy Fund

posted on March 11, 2018 at 3:13 pm

To honour and continue Tom’s legacy as a family man and community leader in philanthropy, Tom Harris Cellular has created the Tom Harris Fund for Families at the Nanaimo Foundation. Every year, this Fund will give back to families in need in the local communities that Tom Harris Cellular serves.


The YES Fund for Snuneymuxw First Nation

posted on February 1, 2018 at 10:12 am

The Yellow Point Ecological Society (Y.E.S.) has set a goal to raise $2,500 to assist young people from the Snuneymuxw First Nation to engage in sports and athletic activities


Tax Planning and Insured Donation Strategies

posted on November 7, 2017 at 11:31 am

This session has something for everyone – financial advisors, lawyers, accountants…


Random Act of Kindness Day 2017

posted on October 3, 2017 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.


Mid Island Gives

posted on August 5, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Mid Island Gives is a GivingTuesday movement in Central Vancouver Island – founded by a team of local charitable organizations.

We have many exciting events planned in Nanaimo this year…


Thank You Tom Harris

posted on June 30, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Thank you Tom Harris for your enduring dedication to our community. Your generosity, volunteerism, and community spirit has forever enriched Nanaimo.

Information on making a gift to The Tom Harris Community Endowment Fund can be found…


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