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Community Response Fund – requests for funding currently accepted until August 27, 2021

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.

Nanaimo Vital Fund – letters of intent will be accepted September 1 – October 31, 2021

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 – submissions accepted year-round 

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 – applications will be accepted September 2021

These grants are for individuals–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. Learn more and apply at Neighbourhood Small Grants.

Canada Healthy Communities Initiative – application intake closed

Healthy Communities Initiative aims to support local efforts to develop small-scale infrastructure solutions, programming and services for communities across Canada. Funding can be used for adapting public spaces, or for programming or services that respond to COVID-19 and serve the public or a community disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Learn more and apply at Healthy Communities Initiative.