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.
The Island Savings Community Endowment provides grants up to $10,000 per project through two funding streams:
Promoting Resilient and Sustainable Island Communities
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 and will also be available for intervention programs to support individuals and families that are in crisis.
Capacity Building Grants
This funding is intended to support internal learning needs which address the growth of a given organization in areas of leadership, planning, teamwork, or organizational development.
Types of projects considered:
Click here to see a complete list of our 2023 Island Savings Community Endowment grant recipients.
Applications will be considered using the following criteria:
Application Process and Timeline
If you are interested in applying for a grant, please fill out our expression of interest form. If your project fits within our criteria, you will be invited to submit a full application for a grant closer to the application deadline. If your submission falls outside of the Foundation’s granting abilities, you will be contacted. We reach out to community partners on a quarterly schedule.