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.
Mary Jean Woodward May 29, 1934 – May 31, 2014.
Mary touched many with her kindness and love of the outdoors. In her honour, her family is creating a permanent legacy fund. Income from the fund will be used to help girls play sports. To donate to this fund, please print and fill out our Donations Form, directing your gift to the Mary Woodward Legacy Fund, and send it with a cheque to Osprey Community Foundation. You can also donate online using the Donate button. A charitable receipt will be sent in the mail. Thank you, on behalf of the family.
In support of Clara’s Big Ride and her visit to Nelson in May, our community established a new Mental Wellness Fund. Income generated from the Fund will support local education and awareness around mental health. Donations can be made here.
Our 2014 grant intake is now closed. Click here to view our 2014 grant recipients. Check back here at the end of February 2015 for the 2015 Grant Applications, which will be due at the end of March.