THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR DONATIONS! Since April 2020 we have granted out $64,000 from the Fund. We are now closing the Fund and are no longer accepting applications. Check back for a list of all the charitable programs the fund has supported.

The need for community response to Covid-19 is significant and has exceeded the total funds currently available. We will continue to accept donations to the fund and will reopen applications should/when we receive sufficient additional funds.

In response to community needs created by the Covid-19 health pandemic, Osprey Community Foundation has established the BETTER TOGETHER Fund. This Fund is seeded by resources from Osprey, to which individuals and businesses may contribute, and is intended to support our most vulnerable populations that are disproportionately affected by the closure of local facilities or reduction in services.The BETTER TOGETHER Fund will provide grants of up to $5,000 to local Nelson and RDCK Areas E & F organizations whose applications address the following criteria:

  • local organizations whose programs and services benefit vulnerable populations,
  • whose operations are jeopardized by financial cut backs and fundraising challenges; OR
  • whose programming is adapting to recover from these challenges.

Osprey will accept applications to the Fund on a rolling basis throughout this crisis.
Click here to apply online. Or download a fillable PDF here.
Click here to determine whether the Emergency Community Support Fund or the BETTER TOGETHER Fund is the most appropriate stream to which your program should apply.