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

Building a Strong Nanaimo Community with Smarter Charitable Giving


It’s Make a Will Week in BC

posted on April 13, 2016 at 11:46 am

How will you ensure your estate benefits the people and charities you cherish? If you don’t have a will, you’re not alone. Recent reports show only 55% of British Columbians have a legally valid will. Having a will not only ensures your wishes are carried forward, it also guarantees your loved ones are cared for and


New Community Fund for Canada’s 150th!

posted on April 4, 2016 at 9:45 pm

The Community Fund for Canada’s 150th is a small grants program that will support community initiatives from coast to coast to coast.


Establishing the Ladysmith Community Fund

posted on January 4, 2016 at 9:00 am

Help guide the future of your community and the causes you care about!


You Make Your Community – Social Services

posted on December 12, 2015 at 8:25 pm

In 2015, the Nanaimo Foundation was proud to support capital projects for the Nanaimo Family Life Association and the Gabriola Commons.