5 Ways You Can Give Back on Giving Tuesday

posted on November 28, 2022 at 11:31 am

November 29, 2022 is Giving Tuesday! Giving Tuesday was created in Canada in 2012, and in ten years it has spread to 80+ countries with millions of dollars raised for charities. The purpose of Giving Tuesday is simple but impactful: it is a day that encourages people to do good. There are so many ways


Job Opportunity: Director of Development

posted on November 15, 2022 at 12:04 pm

We are searching for a Director of Development to join our organization. Nanaimo Foundation is a community foundation and registered charity operating on Vancouver Island, serving the communities of Nanaimo, Lantzville, Gabriola Island, Cedar, and Ladysmith. Established in 1982, Nanaimo Foundation (formally the Nanaimo Community Foundation) has been stewarding the gifts of energy, ideas, time,


Submit your Letter of Intent for Give Where You Live Grants by November 30th

posted on November 2, 2022 at 10:02 am

Until November 30th, we are accepting Letters of Intent for Give Where You Live Fund Grants. Each year, grants are provided from the Give Where You Live Fund (formerly known as the Vital Fund) to registered charities serving the communities of Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Cedar, Gabriola Island and Lantzville in support of projects and programs that


Join us for the first Give Where You Live Social event!

posted on October 18, 2022 at 11:30 am

Nanaimo Foundation is celebrating its fortieth birthday this year! Join us at the inaugural Give Where You Live Social and support the Give Where You Live Fund. At this event, you will hear inspiring stories from our donors and the organizations we’ve helped thanks to their support. Help us respond to local priorities and provide



posted on June 14, 2022 at 12:24 pm

Executive Director, Laurie Bienert has decided to move on from her role with the Nanaimo Foundation. Thus, as of June 1st, 2022, Laurie has completed her tenure with us. Laurie has provided many excellent services to the foundation over these years helping us grow our capacity to serve the many needs in our community with increased endowments, attracting COVID relief funding, facilitating Neighbourhood Small Grants, and building relations with donors in the five communities we serve – Lantzville, Gabriola, Cedar, Ladysmith and Nanaimo. We thank Laurie and wish her well in her future endeavors.


Culture Neighbourhood Small Grants

posted on April 1, 2022 at 2:06 pm

The 2022 Neighbourhood Small Grants program in Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Cedar, Gabriola Island and Lantzville is culture-themed, with a special focus on celebrating Ukrainian culture and supporting displaced Ukrainians.


We’re hiring!

posted on February 14, 2022 at 9:00 am

Communications & Community Engagement Coordinator

We are looking for someone who enjoys connecting with people and is adept at inspiring others with excellent communication skills. You are up for a challenge, driven by doing work that matters and thrive at setting and delivering on goals. You succeed in a position that offers freedom to work on your own terms and embrace the responsibility that comes with that.


GivingTuesday 2021

posted on November 2, 2021 at 9:00 am

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 is GivingTuesday


Culture Neighbourhood Small Grants

posted on September 15, 2021 at 8:00 am

Anyone living in Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Cedar, Gabriola Island and Lantzville can receive a $500 Culture Neighbourhood Small Grant to lead a project that celebrates diversity and builds inclusion.


2021 AGM & Community Response Fund Impact Stories

posted on April 13, 2021 at 8:50 am

Over the last year, thousands of donors, local businesses and community partners have come together to help provide relief to those facing challenges due to COVID-19. Join us on April 20th to hear the impact stories of the Community Response Fund. Please RSVP to Laurie Bienert at [email protected] or register here to receive the Zoom