Grants

When you do business with us, your community profits, too

At Vancity we make you good money by putting money to good. Our vision of redefining wealth incorporates personal and community well-being. Since 1994 Vancity has distributed $287 million to members through dividends and to communities through grants and community investment initiatives. Here are some of the granting programs your organization may be eligible for.

Community Partnership Program

Vancity’s Community Partnership Program, funded through our Shared Success program, welcomes opportunities to work with local not-for-profit organizations, social enterprises, co-operatives, labour unions, Indigenous organizations or First Nation governments that align with our values.

Community branch grants

Each Vancity branch makes small grants of up to $500 to support local initiatives that are aligned with our funding priorities in the communities we serve. If you’re interested in applying, contact your local branch for details or download this application (in Word or as a PDF) and take it to your local branch.

enviroFund grants

Find out more about enviroFund™ grants, including key areas and guidelines for this year and past enviroFund™ grant recipients.

Shared Success grants

By doing business with us, you’re reaching your financial goals while helping to build a vibrant community. Learn more about the community impact that your Shared Success dollars helped contribute to.

Vancity Community Foundation

Established in 1989 under the Society Act of British Columbia, with an initial endowment of $1,000,000 from Vancity, Vancity Community Foundation (VCF) was founded with a mandate to enrich the community while building on the values of the credit union.
VCF is a public charity created to help gather together community resources, thereby realizing the potential that exists when we invest in the vision of communities. VCF Strategic Programs focus on not-for-profit social enterprise, community owned real estate (including housing), and collaborative approaches toward change. Funding criteria and application processes vary across our granting programs.