Island Savings

Nanaimo Foundation

Improving the community where you live, learn, work, and grow

Since 2014 Island Savings has been a corporate partner of the Nanaimo Foundation and the presenting sponsor of the Nanaimo Foundation’s Vital Signs® report. Island Savings is the first corporate partner in the Nanaimo Foundation’s 34-year history to support the Foundation’s annual Vital Nanaimo Fund grants, making possible three of the 2016 Nanaimo Foundation grants including those to the Nanaimo Foodshare Society, Government House Foundation and the Vancouver Island University Foundation.

Each year the Nanaimo Foundation provides grants from its Vital Nanaimo Fund to local charitable organizations to help build vibrancy, health, and resiliency in our community. This year, thanks to the generous support from the Community Foundations of Canada, the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th and the Island Savings division of First West Credit Union, the Nanaimo Foundation’s annual granting capacity has more than doubled, creating a historical moment for the Nanaimo Foundation.

The Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, led by the Community Foundations of Canada, was established to provide funding to charitable organizations from coast to coast to coast in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. With the support of the Government of Canada and leaders from across our country, this fund aims to activate a groundswell of local initiatives and engage Canadians in a wide range of projects that mark Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.

Learn more about the Nanaimo Foundation.


Photo Caption: Left to right: Representatives of the Government House Foundation Write to Read Project for the Nanaimo Snuneymuxw; Bob Blacker, Doug White the 2nd, Mike Herold, with Tim Mawdsley from Island Savings.


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