We are the Osprey Community Foundation, a public, charitable foundation created by and for the people of Nelson, BC and the surrounding area. We are here to help groups and individuals make an ongoing difference in their community. Donations to Osprey are pooled in a permanently-endowed fund – our community’s nest egg – which currently has a value of over $8 million. Each year, income generated by that capital flows back to the community in the form of grants to eligible charities and activities.

Photo courtesy Dave Gluns




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Actually, the Snoezelen is a multi-sensory environment that reduces agitation or engages and stimulates people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Thanks to a grant from Osprey via the Friends of Nelson Elders, Mountain Lake Seniors Community residents have access to this leading edge Dutch therapy.

Generous donors…community partnerships…and working together to meet needs in our community. For good. Forever.


Grants for Seniors Projects


Osprey has partnered with the local organization, Friends of Nelson Elders (FONE) to disburse small grants that enhance the lives and well-being of seniors in the Nelson area. FONE has a year-round granting cycle. For more information on grant opportunities click here or contact FONE at 250-352-3585.