Applications Now Open For Emergency Community Support Fund and BETTER TOGETHER Grants


Call for applications: Two streams to apply for Emergency Funding for Qualified Donees Responding to COVID-19 and serving vulnerable populations.
Click here to determine which grant stream is the most appropriate source of funding for your program.

Emergency Community Support Fund: Emergency funding from the Government of Canada will be available to charities and non-profit organizations serving vulnerable populations during the pandemic. Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) is one of the national partners delivering these funds and Osprey is teaming up with CFC to award $75,000 over the coming weeks to qualified donees in Nelson, Kaslo, Salmo, Slocan and RDCK Areas D, E, F, G, H who meet the criteria. Click here for more details.
Better Together Fund: $50,000 is available to award to qualified donees in Nelson and RDCK Area E and F. Click here for more details and to apply.


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Osprey Community Foundation is stepping up to help coordinate local support to address the impacts of the COVID crisis. By donating to the Better Together Fund you can make a direct and immediate difference to the health and well-being of our community. The Fund, seeded by resources from Osprey, will provide one place for community leaders, corporations and individuals to support our community’s charitable organizations as they work to respond, recover and rebuild from the pandemic. A tax deductible receipt will be issued for all donations $20 and over.
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Check back soon for more information on how to apply for a grant from the BETTER TOGETHER: COVID Community Response Fund.



The Osprey office will be closed to the public until further notice. We are happy to connect with you via email, phone or virtual conferencing.

Our thoughts are with our community as we all adapt to this quickly changing, unprecedented time.

Take care and stay safe.

Tina Choi, Executive Director
250 352 3643


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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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.