Activating Emergency Community Support Fund alongside communities coast to coast to coast

posted on May 19, 2020 at 7:06 am

Launched on May 19, 2020, the Government of Canada’s new Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) aims to provide additional and much-needed assistance to charities and non-profit organizations serving vulnerable populations. We are proud to be working with the Government of Canada to deliver funding locally to ensure that our most vulnerable citizens are safe and healthy. Through


Local artist donates paintings to Community Response Fund

posted on April 13, 2020 at 12:04 am

Nanaimomite Andrea Thomas has donated 12 COVID-themed paintings to be auctioned with the proceeds going towards the Nanaimo Community Response Fund. “During this global pandemic, while everyone is self-isolating, I turned my dining room into an art studio.  It started with the heart painting which was inspired by the Hearts in the Window movement,” says


Community Response Fund

posted on March 25, 2020 at 9:38 pm

Donors of the Nanaimo Foundation and the Tom Harris Community Foundation have contributed a total of $150,000 to launch the Community Response Fund and provide relief to urgent community needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Join the Nanaimo Foundation and the Tom Harris Community Foundation in raising coronavirus emergency relief for our community. Learn more


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.