enviroFund™ program

The Vancity enviroFund program was created as a way to support innovative solutions that will advance Vancity’s vision to positively impact the environmental well-being of our members and their communities. Our goal is to create reciprocal partnerships that will further our vision of Redefining Wealth by supporting and advancing environmental sustainability.

Vancity enviro Visa* cardholders have helped raise millions of dollars for community investment over the years just by using their credit cards for daily transactions. How? Every year, five percent of Vancity enviro Visa’s profits support the enviroFund program, providing the funds to support numerous local community projects and initiatives. Since its inception in 1990, the enviroFund has distributed a total of $8.1 million to support organizations that make an impact by helping to address local environmental concerns and build the sustainability of our local communities.

This year the enviroFund will provide investments of up to $250,000 for local projects and initiatives that are aligned with our 2017 program focus - to support the development of a sustainable local food system. One that contributes to a healthier environment, improved individual health, and a more resilient local economy.

The 2017 enviroFund Local Food Project Grant recipients have been determined.  If you are interested in applying for a future enviroFund grant please check back in January 2018 to find out more about our new criteria and guidelines. 

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Congrats to the 2017 recipients

In 2017, the enviroFund allocated $758,000 in funding to support three program areas.

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