Announcement: Welcome!

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. 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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Community Fund Community Challenge – we’re over $35,000

Thermometer Dec 28 2015For every dollar our community donates to Osprey’s Community Fund, an anonymous donor will donate half that amount again. We’ve raised over $35,000 (and counting) in 2015 out of a maximum allowable of $50,000. With the 50% matching, that’s a boost of over $52,500 for the Community Fund, which will support hard working local charities, forever.

Thank you for your support! (We can accept final donations, including online donations, until December 30th.)

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2015 Community Tribute to Simon Grypma & Fundraiser

2015 Community Tribute and Fundraiser
 Thank you to all who participated and donated to this event. Great turnout! We raised about $12,000 for our Community Fund, and because we receive 50% matching for donations to that Fund, that’s $18,000 in all.

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2015 Community Tribute to Simon Grypma & Fundraiser

2015 Community Tribute and Fundraiser
 Thank you to all who participated and donated to this event. Great turnout! We raised about $12,000 for our Community Fund, and because we receive 50% matching for donations to that Fund, that’s $18,000 in all.

Grants for Seniors Projects

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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.