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 $9 million. Each year, income generated by that capital flows back to the community in the form of grants to eligible charities and activities.
I mean it’s Granting Season!
Here’s a photo of some excited skiiers enjoying Osprey’s 2006 grant to the Nelson Nordic Ski Club to build new trails.
2019 applications are now online at: http://ospreycommunityfoundation.ca/apply-for-a-grant/
2018 marked the third year in a row that
we reached our goal of securing $100k in
pledged bequests from local donors.
The result? Another $10k from Vancouver
Foundation to grant out to local charities.
But the best part?
All of these bequests and donations, and
the income they earn, will support our
local charities forever.