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.
Application materials for our 2016 Community Grants are now online. Deadline for applications is March 31, 2016.
For 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.)