Nanaimo Foundation funds community service organizations through the Community Services Recovery Fund

posted on August 17, 2023 at 11:38 am

Nanaimo Foundation is proud to have worked with community foundations across Canada as part of the Community Services Recovery Fund. This fund is a collaboration between the Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada, and the Government of Canada to provide funding to Community Service Organizations, including non-profit organizations, Indigenous Governing


Neighbourhood Small Grants applications are open!

posted on May 11, 2023 at 2:34 pm

Summer 2023 Neighbourhood Small Grants Cycle Begins Our 2023 Neighbourhood Small Grants cycle is well underway, and we are receiving many creative and exciting applications on a daily basis. Our Neighbourhood Small Grants committee looks forward to reviewing each one! Applications are open until June 5, 2023. What is Neighbourhood Small Grants? Neighbourhood Small Grants


Enjoy an evening of storytelling with Roy Henry Vickers

posted on April 4, 2023 at 11:07 am

The Nanaimo Regional General Hospital invites you to join us April 12th for a special evening of storytelling with artist and author Roy Henry Vickers to support our Newborn Literacy Program, Roots to Read. Established in March 2022, the Roots to Read program was implemented by perinatal staff as part of caregiving teaching to promote


International Women’s Day 2023 Social & Fashion Show

posted on February 15, 2023 at 3:23 pm

Join us at the 6th Annual International Women’s Day Social! It’s going to be a great evening full of empowering energy in a beautifully supportive and loving environment. this year we are bringing you a FASHION SHOW! The show will feature clothing and apparel from an array of amazing local women-owned shops. Where: Nanaimo Golf Club When: March 8th,


Applications now open: Canada Services Recovery Fund

posted on January 6, 2023 at 8:05 am

Nanaimo Foundation takes part in the Community Services Recovery Fund – a $400 million investment in charities and non-profits  Now more than ever, charities and non-profits are playing a key role in addressing persistent and complex social problems faced by all Canadians. The Community Services Recovery Fund is a $400 million investment from the Government


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.