Recognition Policy

Recognition Policy

The Nanaimo Foundation encourages all grant recipients to build awareness of their projects through direct contact with the community and through local media. News releases, newsletters, presentations, brochures, leaflets and advertising are all simple but important ways your organization can build awareness and understanding of the impact of your work.

When promoting a project that the Nanaimo Foundation has funded, we ask that you acknowledge the Foundation’s support. The purpose of this acknowledgment is to raise awareness of the role of philanthropy in supporting community initiatives. By acknowledging the Foundation, we hope to encourage more philanthropy and thereby generate more support and funds for projects like yours in the years to come.

Media Releases

Below is our template paragraph about the Nanaimo Foundation and its work. Please include in any media release on a project we have supported. Simply cut and paste the text to your document.

Since 1982, the Nanaimo Foundation has been connecting visionary donors with causes that truly matter. Every year, with our donors, we help fund capital projects and pilot projects—large and small—in support of areas such as arts and culture, education, children and youth, environment, animal welfare, community health and social development. We collaborate with other charities and non-profits to provide funding for innovative projects to solve larger community issues.

Media Contact:

Laurie Bienert

Executive Director, Nanaimo Foundation


[email protected]


Logo on Marketing and Communications Materials

The Nanaimo Foundation requires that our logo be displayed on any marketing and communications materials produced for the project we have supported. For example, posters, advertisements, web pages, rack cards, invitations, etc. for the project should all display the Nanaimo Foundation logo.

Nanaimo Foundation Brand Identity Guidelines

Nanaimo Foundation logo – JPEG

Nanaimo Foundation logo – PNG