Endowment Funds

The Foundation has a number of endowment funds that generate donations for a variety of community causes. Below is a listing:

Envision Financial Community Endowment

The Foundation's founding and largest endowment generates annual donations for charities serving the communities served by Envision Financial. The current funding focus for grants from this fund is "children, families & youth at-risk."  For a listing of projects funded by this endowment please click here

Valley First Community Endowment

This endowment was created as a lasting legacy by Valley First Credit Union for the communities in the Okanagan, Thompson, and Similkameen regions. The current funding focus for grants from this fund is "children, families & youth at-risk of hunger." For a listing of projects funded by this endowment please click here.

Enderby Financial Community Endowment

In March 2013, Enderby & District Financial created this endowment with an initial $500,000 gift as a lasting legacy for the community of Enderby and Area F of the North Okanagan Regional District. This fund will generate annual grants for charities serving the Enderby and broader "Area F" community starting in 2014. More information on applying for funding is available here.

Envision-Region Employees' Endowment

This endowment grows through the fundraising efforts of employees at Envision Financial. Employees then help determine how to distribute the donations generated by this fund. For a listing of charities supported through this fund, please click here.

Peter Podovinikoff Scholarship Fund

Past president of Envision Financial, Peter Podovinikoff, established this fund to generate scholarships to students attending Kwantlen Polytechnic University demonstrating extensive community commitment.

Haukeland Family Legacy Fund

Established in 2013 by Gary Haukeland and Ingrid Davies in loving memory of their parents, Aud and Magne, the Haukeland Family Legacy Fund will generate annual funding for charities selected by their family.

Gord and Enrica Huston Fund

Past President and CEO of Envision Financial Gord Huston and his wife, Enrica, have chosen to support programs aiming to eradicate breast cancer with this fund, as this terrible disease has closely affected their lives and the lives of many around them.    

Frank Jamieson Memorial Fund

This fund was created by members of the Chilliwack Curling Club to commemorate Frank Jamieson. The fund will provide an annual bursary to a deserving high school student who is involved in curling.

Dave and Gail Gregory Fund

This fund supports childhood literacy and learning enhancement projects in the Calgary area. 

Ben H. Voth Legacy Fund

Established by First West Credit Union in 2011 in tribute to Ben Voth (1926-2010), a passionate community builder and founding member of the East Chilliwack Credit Union who served for 38 years as Chair of First Heritage Credit Union (later know as Envision Credit Union).  For his immense contributions to the credit union system including serving on a number of provincial and international boards, Mr. Voth was a recipient of the BC Distinguished Service Award.

The fund generates annual scholarships and bursaries for students studying to excel in the construction industry.  Funding is distributed to post-secondary schools offering programs in trades and construction.