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


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


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