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.
And thanks to the sold out crowd that attended the hilarious and heart-warming Community Tribute to Dr. Jim Noiles on October 19th. Fabulous entertainment by our M.C. Keith Bridger and performers Mary Audia (a.k.a. Janis Joplin), Paul Prappras, Christine Vanlerberg, Roger Luscombe, Dave Scanlan, the Ukeladies, Dr. Raz Moola & Celeste. We’ll post photos when they’re available. If you couldn’t be there, but wish to pay tribute to Dr. Jim, we would gratefully accept any donations to our Community Fund.
Our community recently lost an environmental champion. Family and friends have established a new Osprey fund to honour Suzie’s legacy. Monies generated will be used each year to honour a woman in the West Kootenay who has shown leadership and verve in her environmental work. Donations to this fund can be made by cheque (“Osprey Community Foundation”, and put “Suzie Hamilton” on the memo line) or online. See the Donations page for details.
From the ‘Grub & Shrub Club’ to summer theatre to programs for seniors, Osprey grants make a difference in the community. See a list of community grants here.
Dan died in March 2016 in an avalanche, and his family has established this fund in his honour. Income from the fund will support causes such as addiction services, mental health awareness and avalanche safety and training. Dan’s sister, Kelly, will match all donations. Here’s your link to the Donate page.