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


Random Acts of Kindness

posted on February 2, 2021 at 12:00 pm

During Random Acts of Kindness Week, join Nanaimo Foundation in encouraging acts of kindness, recognizing the kindness of essential workers, and supporting local businesses.


Thriving Non Profits

posted on January 22, 2021 at 10:00 am

Thriving Non Profits is coming to central and northern Vancouver Island.


GivingTuesday – Dec 1, 2020

posted on November 15, 2020 at 8:23 am

GivingTuesday is a global movement for giving. On December 1st, join your neighbours, your fellow Canadians, people from around the globe and do one thing to help those struggling due to COVID-19.


GivingTuesday 2020

posted on November 1, 2020 at 6:57 pm

This GivingTuesday do ONE THING to help those struggling due to COVID-19