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,


Neighbourhood Small Grants

posted on December 10, 2018 at 10:14 am

The Nanaimo Foundation has launched a Neighbourhood Small Grants program in the Harewood community and we are looking for residents to get involved.


Building Community Philanthropy with the Nanaimo Foundation

posted on December 1, 2018 at 11:26 am

Executive Director Laurie Bienert and Foundation Chair George Hanson recently sat down with Coast Connections host Elizabeth Heinz to discuss the Nanaimo Foundation’s work within the community.


MOMO Seafood Extravaganza

posted on September 24, 2018 at 12:00 pm

The 8th Annual Garrett Paquette MOMO Seafood Extravaganza – Supporting Local Needs for Local People.

Friday, November 23rd at 5:30 pm at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. Follow this link to purchase tickets.


Tom Harris Cellular Creates a Legacy Fund

posted on March 11, 2018 at 3:13 pm

To honour and continue Tom’s legacy as a family man and community leader in philanthropy, Tom Harris Cellular has created the Tom Harris Fund for Families at the Nanaimo Foundation. Every year, this Fund will give back to families in need in the local communities that Tom Harris Cellular serves.


The YES Fund for Snuneymuxw First Nation

posted on February 1, 2018 at 10:12 am

The Yellow Point Ecological Society (Y.E.S.) has set a goal to raise $2,500 to assist young people from the Snuneymuxw First Nation to engage in sports and athletic activities


Tax Planning and Insured Donation Strategies

posted on November 7, 2017 at 11:31 am

This session has something for everyone – financial advisors, lawyers, accountants…


Random Act of Kindness Day 2017

posted on October 3, 2017 at 9:00 am

Random acts of kindness are a wonderful way to touch the lives of others, making our world a better place to live.