Envision Financial

Sponsorship & Donations

Envision Financial is proud of its strong commitment to its communities—in 2015 we contributed over $1.5 million to nonprofit and charitable organizations through various community partnerships, sponsorships, education awards, donations and in-kind support.

For us, fostering sustainable partnerships that advance a social issue in communities where Envision Financial operates is a top priority. These partnerships leverage our monetary contributions with knowledge-based volunteerism, employee resources and our extensive network of business products and services. Not only do we have specific impact areas where we can concentrate our efforts, we focus closely on initiatives that support our signature cause program—The Full Cupboard—a ten year, $1 million commitment, to raising food, funds and awareness about the issue of hunger in our communities.

Sponsorship eligibility

We want to partner with like-minded organizations to create good things in our communities through high impact, socially motivated programming and events.

If your programming supports any of the following impact areas, we want to hear from you.

  • Hunger
  • Education
  • Arts & Culture
  • Strengthening the Social Sector

We accept applications from organizations that fit within the following categories:

  • Community public service organization.
  • Community not-for-profit arts, cultural, educational, or social services organizations.
  • Organizations serving Envision Financial's communities in a focused manner. Currently, these communities include Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Delta, Hope, Kitimat, Langley, Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows, Mission and Surrey.
  • Envision Financial prioritizes its community investment to the communities where we operate. If your project falls outside of an Envision Financial community, please send your project details to community@envisionfinancial.ca and we’ll be happy to talk with you.

Requests unlikely to receive funding

  • ventures or organizations developing activities for profit. Activities must either be fundraisers or free community events.
  • individuals (for example athletes raising funds to attend the Olympics, etc.), as we prefer to concentrate our efforts on organizations serving a group of people.
  • groups that represent a conflict of interest for Envision Financial, or that promotes specific programs or issues where members of the Credit Union may have significantly divergent views.
  • beauty pageants.
  • religious or political organizations and affiliated activities.
  • operational costs or for debt servicing.

Our Sponsorship Process

We have four granting cycles throughout the year. Sponsorship and donation requests received during these cycles will be reviewed by our Community Investment team for eligibility and fit and we will contact you if additional information is needed. We will let you know our decision by email.

2017 Granting Schedule

Winter Cycle Spring Cycle Summer Cycle Fall Cycle
Application Deadline January 16 March 13 June 12 August 14
Notification of Funding mid February mid April mid July mid September

If you are experiencing difficulty with the application form, please notify us at community@envisionfinancial.ca.

For information on our tent and popcorn machine lending program, please click here.

COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS

Partnering

Envision Financial helps bring text-to-donate capability to the fight against hunger in B.C.

Close to 100,000 British Columbians access food banks every month, including more than 30,000 children. In the face of this unceasing demand, Envision Financial is ramping up its efforts to fight hunger through its Full Cupboard program.

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Partnering

Douglas College students to provide valuable research and expertise to three local non-profits

In partnership with Envision Financial, Douglas College is pleased to offer its Community Capacity Building program, which gives three local nonprofit organizations the chance to have a dedicated team of marketing students research and create strategies to overcome some of their biggest challenges. This year’s chosen nonprofits are Alouette Addiction Services, the Abbotsford Community Foundation and the I AM SOMEONE Ending Bullying Society.

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Employee

Envision Financial Community Endowment grant funding up 55 per cent

Since its first disbursements in 1998, the Envision Financial Community Endowment has contributed more than $2,718,094 to community programs across the Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland and Kitimat regions.

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Get involved

We are always looking for support from the community, which is why we have made it so convenient for you to donate online or at any of our community branches.
We encourage you to contact us or visit us at any time regarding our involvement in your community!


The Full Cupboard

Check out our Full Cupboard section which highlights the differences we have made in the financial lives of our members and made a meaningful difference in our local communities.

The Full Cupboard