Why Give With Us

Why Give With Us

Enjoy the service from professional, knowledgeable Foundation representatives

Your gift is as individual as you are. It reflects your values, hopes and traditions. That’s why we offer a range of giving options to help you give confidently and efficiently. Set up a donor-advised fund to actively participate in grant making, make a gift to the Vital Nanaimo Foundation Fund to support the community broadly, or focus on an issue that interests you. As a donor, you will have access to many charitable giving resources—including the foundation’s knowledge—for timely, personal advice and assistance about charitable giving.

Enjoy the breadth that only a community foundation can offer

Community foundations manage the charitable gifts of donors within permanent, income-earning funds. As the endowment grows over time, so does our ability to distribute the earnings of the funds to charitable organizations and causes in our  Greater Nanaimo community. The Nanaimo Foundation has capacity to provide support to the full range of charitable causes in our community from children to environment and from arts and education to mental health and homelessness. We can also tailor an endowment specific to meet the on-going needs in an area near and dear to you.

Enjoy the confidence that we know the community well.

The Nanaimo Foundation was established in 1982. We enjoy a reputation for community leadership and effectiveness because we grant to and work closely with so many charitable organizations. By proactively working with community stakeholders, we are committed to having awareness and understanding of  current needs, trends and aspirations of the greater Nanaimo community.

Enjoy peace of mind knowing your legacy will be well managed

The Nanaimo Foundation’s endowment is professionally managed. Combined with experienced foundation leadership and community board oversight, this means legacy donors benefit from exceptional future management of their gifts. That’s peace of mind.

Who To Give To

Enjoy an opportunity to give where the need is greatest.

We have a special fund at the Nanaimo Foundation simply called the Vital Nanaimo Fund. Some donors choose to make their gift directly to this fund, allowing us to annually and on-goingly determine where the needs are greatest and to direct grants accordingly. Gifts to the Vital Nanaimo Fund are important as they allow us to respond to critical issues in the community as they arise. When this fund receives support from donors, it allows us to be increasingly  flexible and responsive.

At the same time, the Nanaimo Foundation is structured so that donors can direct their gifts to endowments dedicated to perpetual support for specific causes. By giving to or even creating one of these funds you can know that you will leave a legacy of support for environment, education, children—whatever cause best suits your desire to give.