Thriving Non-Profits

posted on March 18, 2020 at 10:03 pm

Thriving Non-Profits is a six-month cohort program for non-profit and charitable organizations looking to increase their long-term financial sustainability and deepen their impact by developing a range of strategies.


Neighbourhood Small Grants applications now open

posted on March 15, 2020 at 10:00 am

Applications for Neighbourhood Small Grants are now open. In 2020, the Nanaimo Foundation will be providing these grants in the communities of Harewood, Lantzville, Ladysmith, and Gabriola Island. To learn more about the program, or to submit your application, see Due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus, we recognize that projects funded by these grants may need


Two Local Women Establish the Nanaimo Sisterhood Fund

posted on March 8, 2020 at 4:33 pm

The Nanaimo Sisterhood Fund was established in 2020 by Courtenay Ndiaye and Anu Mayer to support and empower local women and girls. This important fund will respond to the current needs of the women and girls in our community. This year, the Nanaimo Sisterhood Fund focus will be post-secondary education for young women. Bursaries will


Neighbourhood Small Grants Info Session

posted on February 27, 2020 at 11:15 am

Do you have an idea for a project that will help connect and engage residents in your neighbourhood? Join us on March 7th to learn how you can apply for a Neighbourhood Small Grant, or how you can become involved with your community’s Neighbourhood Small Grants Committee. Refreshments will be available! When: Saturday, March 7th,


Neighbourhood Small Grants 2020

posted on January 28, 2020 at 11:17 am

In 2020, The Nanaimo Foundation will be providing Neighbourhood Small Grants in the communities of Harewood, Lantzville, Ladysmith, and Gabriola Island. Applications will be accepted from March 15 – April 30, 2020. For more information, see the questions and answers on our Neighbourhood Small Grants page.

2019 Nanaimo Vital Signs Report

posted on October 30, 2019 at 11:22 pm

Nanaimo’s Vital Signs report presents valuable information on where our community currently stands and how our community is trending across a wide range of local issues. This comprehensive report compiles the most recent local data and research, allowing us to understand the current well-being of our community and identify opportunities for action. As the community


The 9th Annual Garrett Paquette Seafood Extravaganza with Aaron Pritchett

posted on September 11, 2019 at 6:36 pm

Supporting the Garrett Paquette Fund for Families in Need at the Nanaimo Foundation.


A special fund at the Nanaimo Foundation provides much needed support to remove plastic waste from our waters

posted on September 8, 2019 at 7:18 pm

Thanks to a gift from the Stanley de Vos fund held at the Nanaimo Foundation, the Rugged Coast Research Society is one step closer to expanding its efforts in marine plastic removal and marine debris mapping.


Grants of up to $15,000 for youth

posted on May 22, 2019 at 12:00 pm

The Nanaimo Foundation is providing grants of up to $15,000 to youth for projects that address local priorities—made possible by the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge. By coming forward with their bold ideas, participating youth will gain experience, skills, relationships, and learning opportunities to help prepare them for the communities, workplaces, and priorities of the


Tools for Building Your Planned Giving Program

posted on May 1, 2019 at 12:00 pm

On behalf of the Vancouver Island chapter of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners, please join us on September 18, 2019 at the Nanaimo Golf Club, for a presentation on: Untapped Potential: Tools for Building Your Planned Giving Program Presented by: Sara Neely, Director of Philanthropic Services, Victoria Foundation Natasha Benn, Manager of Philanthropic Services,