We are currently accepting requests for funding through all channels listed below.

After reviewing information on our website, if you have questions about any of our granting streams, book a 15 minute call here.

Community Response Fund

The Community Response Fund is accepting requests for funding for programs and projects that aim to assist our vulnerable seniors, youth and families with the challenges they are facing from COVID-19. To learn more and submit a request for funding, visit Community Response Fund.

Emergency Community Support Fund

The ECSF has reopened with a second round of funding, providing much-needed assistance to organizations serving communities experiencing vulnerability. To learn more and apply, visit Emergency Community Support Fund.

Nanaimo Vital Fund

Each year, the Nanaimo Foundation provides grants to registered charities and CRA qualified donees operating within the geographical boundaries of Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District 68. Applications must be submitted  to be considered for a Nanaimo Vital Fund grant. To learn more, visit Nanaimo Vital Fund

Specialized Funds

Throughout the year, grants are awarded from Nanaimo Foundation Donor Advised Funds and a series of smaller funds that address specialized areas. Local organizations are invited to submit projects to our Book of Giving Opportunities publication. This Book of Giving Opportunities helps guide donors in gifting from their Donor Advised Funds held at the Nanaimo Foundation. For complete submission information, visit Book of Giving Opportunities.

Neighbourhood Small Grants

Anyone can apply! Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) provides grants of up to $500 to individuals for projects that connect people socially or involve sharing skills or talents with each other. Projects must stay within guidelines for physical distancing. Learn more and apply at Neighbourhood Small Grants.

Click here to sign up to receive information on funding opportunities from the Nanaimo Foundation .