Community Response Fund

Join the Nanaimo Foundation and the Tom Harris Community Foundation in raising coronavirus emergency relief for our community.

Donors of the Nanaimo Foundation and the Tom Harris Community Foundation have contributed a total of $150,000 to launch the Community Response Fund and provide relief to urgent community needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more below.

Additional ways to make donations

Cheques must be payable to the Nanaimo Foundation.

Note ‘Community Response Fund’ in the cheque memo line.

Mail cheque to the Nanaimo Foundation at 205 – 75 Front Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5H9.

A charitable tax receipt will be mailed to you.

Please contact laurie@nanaimofoundation.com or call 250-667-4292 for information.

  1. On your bank account, set up the Nanaimo Foundation as a new e-Transfer recipient:
    1. Name – Nanaimo Foundation
    2. Email – finance@nanaimofoundation.com
    3. Preferred Language – English
    4. Send e-Transfer by – Email (Nanaimo Foundation cannot accept e-Transfers by phone)
  2. On your bank account, send the e-Transfer to finance@nanaimofoundation.com and enter “Community Response Fund” in the message field. E-transfers sent to this email are automatically accepted, security questions are not required.
  3. Send an email to finance@nanaimofoundation.com with your name and address.
  4. You will receive confirmation of receipt of your donation and we will issue you with a tax receipt.

About the Community Response Fund

Donors of the Nanaimo Foundation and the Tom Harris Community Foundation have contributed a total of $150,000 to launch the Community Response Fund and provide relief to the critical needs of our community during this unprecedented time.

The Community Response Fund will quickly disburse funds to local charities that are addressing urgent community needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding priorities of the Community Response Fund will evolve as the needs in our community change. Community priorities will be identified and funding will be released on a rolling basis throughout the pandemic and recovery phase of the crisis.

The first phase of funding will provide grants to charities within the boundaries of School District 68 that work to address the following priority areas:

• Food security among our vulnerable community members
• Assisting our vulnerable seniors with the challenges they are facing from isolation
• Housing needs of low-income families caused by COVID-19 related closures

The Fund will be directed by a group of Community Advisors whose collective expertise and community knowledge will ensure the Community Relief Fund is most effectively addressing the greatest needs in our community.

Every dollar added to this Fund makes a difference to our vulnerable neighbours.

Download our news release here.

Contact details

Laurie Bienert

250-667-4292

laurie@nanaimofoundation.com

Details coming soon to request consideration for funding.