We have a special fund at the Nanaimo Foundation called the Vital Fund. Some donors choose to make their gift directly to this fund, allowing us to annually and on-goingly determine where the needs are greatest and to direct grants accordingly. Gifts to the Vital Nanaimo Fund are important as they allow us to respond to critical issues in the community as they arise. When this fund receives support from donors, it allows us to be increasingly flexible and responsive.
Each year we accept grant applications from charitable organizations and distribute grants from this fund based on current community needs.