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.

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Home Hardware – Building Community!

How does Nelson Home Building Centre build community? Well one way is by donating to its recently established Community Fund held by Osprey. And just like with all of the Funds held within the Osprey Community Foundation…the more the Nelson Home Building Centre Fund grows, the more of our community gets built!

Home Hardware


Thanks to you, we did it!

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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.


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.