Vancity Community Foundation & Vancity
With an initial contribution of $1M, Vancity Credit Union established Vancity Community Foundation in 1989 to further enrich community well-being by building directly on the values and guiding principles of the Credit Union.
In the same way Vancity members pool their deposits and savings to invest in each other and make positive impacts in the community, donations made to Vancity Community Foundation are pooled to make investments and to support non-profit organizations that create positive impact in community.
Vancity is a values-based financial co-operative serving the needs of its more than 519,000 member-owners and their communities in the Coast Salish and Kwakwaka'wakw territories, with 59 branches in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Victoria, Squamish and Alert Bay.
As Canada's largest community credit union, Vancity uses its $19.8 billion in assets to help improve the financial well-being of its members while at the same time helping to develop healthy communities that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.
Our vision, shared with Vancity, is a transformed economy that protects the earth and guarantees equity for all.
Our mission is to be a catalyst for community change. We help communities thrive and prosper by using and leveraging financial tools, and providing direct support to community organizations in innovative ways, through an independent non-profit legal structure and donated contributions.
Living Wage Employer
Vancity and Vancity Community Foundation are living wage employers. Paying a living wage allows individuals and families to meet their basic needs and contribute to their communities. A living wage means strong local economies, sustainable cities and healthy communities. Learn more about Living Wage for Families BC, a project of the Foundation, here.