Each year, GVC Credit Union's Membership Committee is responsible for the allocation and disbursement of the annual donations budget; in 2004, this budget was $15,000. As it receives many requests for funding, our Membership Committee relies on the credit union's Donation Policy in order to guide them in the decision making process. In 2004, we supported the following:


Burnaby Senior Outreach Society
A registered charitable organization that provides vital services to seniors.

Credit Union Foundation
The foundation's primary purpose is to provide financial awards to British Columbia resident post secondary students in need of financial assistance for academic, technological or vocational training within British Columbia. Grants are also given to mature students upgrading their basic education and skills to allow them to enter the work force.

Evergreen & Virginia Sam Transition House
A Surrey transition house that provides services to women and children who have been victims of family violence.

Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society
The society's mission is to restore and operate heritage British Columbia Electric Railway Company interurban cars on the original BC Electric Railway route through Surrey and the Fraser Valley to link heritage tourism destinations.

Franciscan Sisters of Atonement
A non-profit organization that provides assistance to street people living in the downtown eastside area.

GVC Credit Union Christmas Hamper Program
Started in 1987, this program provides food and toy hampers at Christmas time to families in need.

L'Arche Foundation of Vancouver
A non-profit organization that assists people with developmental disabilities find a place in society.

Marguerite Dixon Transition House
A Burnaby based non-profit organization that provides services to women and children who have experienced or witnessed abuse.


BC Credit Union Centre for Excellence in Depression Research
A credit union system initiative to fund a centre for depression research in Canada.


"People to People" Program
The "People to People" program sponsors leaders of developing credit union systems around the world to visit British Columbia with the intention of providing them with valuable learning experiences and information they can take home and utilize to improve their own system.


World Council of Credit Unions
WOCCU's core values are access, trust, self-help and growth. Their goal is to assist people in many different countries to create opportunities for themselves and their families through the affordable financial services offered by credit unions.

Funding Request

If you would like to request funding for your organization, you may download our Sponsorship/Donation Application Form  and forward it to the address indicated. Only those requests that meet the credit union's funding guideline criteria will be considered and all proposals are subject to the availability of funds. If you would like more information, you may contact our Administration Office at 604-298-3344.


Please note that GVC Credit Union does not make donations or sponsorship funding to:
  • for-profit organizations
  • religious organizations, except for secular activities which are open to all faiths
  • groups advocating a particular social, political or economic ideology