Nanaimo Foundation funds community service organizations through the Community Services Recovery Fund

Nanaimo Foundation is proud to have worked with community foundations across Canada as part of the Community Services Recovery Fund. This fund is a collaboration between the Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada, and the Government of Canada to provide funding to Community Service Organizations, including non-profit organizations, Indigenous Governing Bodies or Registered Charities. The Community Services Recovery Fund responds to what Community Service Organizations need right now and supports organizations as they adapt to the long-term impacts of the pandemic.

The Community Services Recovery Fund is a one-time investment of $400 million to help community service organizations (charities, non-profits, Indigenous governing bodies) adapt, modernize and be better equipped to improve the efficacy, accessibility and sustainability of the community services that they provide through the pandemic recovery and beyond.

Community Foundations of Canada supported projects that were intended to upgrade Systems and Processes. Nanaimo Foundation received over $450,000 to support organizations in our region.

Nanaimo Foundation is proud to help support the long-term COVID-19 recovery in our community with the Community Services Recovery Fund. This investment will be transformational in strengthening the internal systems and processes of nine local community service organizations, which include charities based in the arts, youth services, food security, and healthcare, and an Indigenous governing body. The grants will help these organizations continue providing vital services and programs in our community.

Daniel Martinez, Nanaimo Foundation Board Chair

The following projects are being supported by Nanaimo Foundation:

$85,338 was invested to fund People for a Healthy Community on Gabriola Island Society for a new contact data management system.

$38,301 was invested to fund Nanaimo Youth Services Association to build a new cloud system that will connect staff and clients.

$18,720 was invested to fund Loaves and Fishes Food Bank to build a new website.

$82,600 was invested to fund Port Theatre Society to automate their IT process.

$15,550 was invested to fund Nanaimo Blues Society to update internal systems and processes.

$10,500 was invested to fund Nanaimo International Jazz Festival to build a new website homepage and revamp social media.

$30,500 was invested to fund Vancouver Island Symphony to develop a 2023-2027 Strategic Plan.

$100,000 was invested to fund Snuneymuxw First Nation to implement HRIS System and Records Management.

For more information, visit Community Services Recovery Fund.