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.

For the last 5 years the enviroFund has been supporting the development of a sustainable local food system, and since 2017 was the last year of our commitment to this focus area we have an exciting opportunity to align the focus of the enviroFund program with our leadership in the Environmental Sustainability space and utilize it as a vehicle to support impactful environmental change. The new focus area and granting process will be updated by the end of April at which point local not-for-profit organizations, social enterprises, co-operatives, labour unions, Indigenous organizations or First Nation governments that align with our values will be invited to apply.

As we shift the enviroFund to a new focus area, support for the local food sector will continue to be encouraged through our Community Partnership Program. For questions please contact: community.partnrships@vancity.com

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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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