The Island Savings Community Endowment was created by Island Savings Credit Union with a $2 million donation as a lasting legacy for the communities served by Island Savings including: Brentwood, Chemainus, Duncan, Ladysmith, Lake Cowichan, Mill Bay, Nanaimo, Pender Isl., Salt Spring Isl.,and Victoria.
Specifically, the Island Savings Community Endowment will enhance Island Savings communities by funding programming that improves people’s capacity and ability to care for themselves and their families; to learn new skills and become resilient in the face of change and challenge; and to become resourceful and self-sufficient. The fund will also support charitable programming that enhances environmental stewardship and sustainability.
Funding will be primarily directed toward preventive, proactive or educational programs but will also be available for intervention programs to support individuals and families that are in crisis.
Grant funding will typically be in the range of $2,000 - $6,000. Click here to see a list of our 2016 Island Savings granting.
Applications will be considered using the following criteria
If you are interested in applying for a grant with our next granting cycle, please fill out our expression of interest form. We may follow up with you to discuss your project further and if your project fits within our criteria, you will be invited to submit a full application for a grant. Please note that we may defer expressions of interest to the next grant cycle if they are received within one month of the application deadline.