Submit your Letter of Intent for Give Where You Live Grants by November 30th

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 are addressing current community needs.

Give Where You Live Fund recipient organizations must:

  • Be a registered charity or other qualified donee defined under the Income Tax Act;
  • Operate within the geographical boundaries of Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District 68, which includes the communities of Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Cedar, Gabriola Island and Lantzville;
  • Demonstrate fiscal responsibility and effective management;
  • Demonstrate inclusiveness and respect for diversity and equity.

The Give Where You Live Fund provides grants towards capital projects, pilot projects and program delivery.

The Give Where You Live Fund supports projects and programs:

  • Where there is demonstrated need, likelihood of effectiveness, and potential to serve as a model to others;
  • That build on the strengths of the community to respond to identified issues and priorities;
  • Align with Nanaimo Foundation’s mission.

Nanaimo Foundation’s priorities for support are based on Vital Signs Report data and ongoing community needs assessment.

For more information including how to submit a Letter of Intent, visit https://www.nanaimofoundation.com/how-to-apply/