Community Sponsorship

Community Savings Credit Union is committed to improving the lives of our members, their families and their communities by supporting charitable organizations and community initiatives. Contributions may include the volunteer efforts of our employees as well as cash donations. Consideration for sponsorship requests is given to those organizations that center on the following core areas:

  1. Disadvantaged families
    Organizations that focus on helping disadvantaged families through training, tools, and support.
  2. Neighbourhood rehabilitation
    Organizations or projects that help to revitalize impoverished neighbourhoods, to help ensure that every British Columbian has a safe place to live and play.
  3. Safe & healthy housing
    Organizations that provide a safe and healthy environment for families and individuals who are going through difficult times.
  4. Union movement
    Projects initiated by the union movement that embody our mission of providing the working community a fair opportunity at a better life.

Sponsorship Criteria

Preference will be given to organizations or projects that meet the following criteria:

  1. Values align with the credit union’s Mission Statement and Guiding Principles.
  2. Community-based, non-profit, volunteer, public service or charitable organizations that serve the communities of Victoria, the Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley.
  3. Programs that empower people through a hand-up rather than a hand-out approach.
  4. Organizations that practice diversity and inclusivity. Consideration will not be given to organizations that discriminate against any race, religion, age, sex, creed, sexual orientation, or national origin.
  5. Requests from members will be given priority over requests by non-members.
  6. All applications must be submitted no later than thirty (30) days prior to an event. The Community Involvement Committee meets once quaterly to determine donations.
  7. Whereby Community Savings’ contribution of resources provides meaningful value to the organization.
  8. Consideration for sponsorship will be based on funds availability.

Consideration cannot be given to those applications:

  1. Where only one individual directly benefits. Community Savings will not deal with an individual directly, it must be at arm’s length (through an organization).
  2. Where funding supports Sports Teams or recreational activities that are not through a charitable organization.
  3. Affiliated with religious or political organizations.
  4. That will not provide recognition or the opportunity for supporters to participate.

If you have a worthwhile cause that falls within these areas, please use our online application to submit your request or call 1-888-963-2000.