GoodSpark Fund

GoodSpark Fund

$250M to bring
your projects to life

We've been here, serving our communities, for the past 120 years. In an effort to boost regional development and socio-economic recovery, we've committed to investing $250 million by 2024 in projects that support our communities' priorities, such as youth, sustainable development and entrepreneurship.

"Community initiatives are often the best plan of action against difficult situations like the COVID-19 crisis. They need our support now more than ever, whether it's to get organizations and businesses back on their feet, jump on new development opportunities or create new partnerships."

Guy Cormier, President and CEO
of Desjardins Group

Projects that make a difference

We've nominated 9 projects whose dreams could come true thanks to your vote. The project with the most votes in each category will win $100,000. The 3 winners will be announced in December 2020.

See the nominees

Investing in what matters most

We're looking to support initiatives that contribute to the vitality of our communities by getting our community leaders involved. That's why we invest in initiatives in the areas that matter most you:

  • Academic success and training
  • Employment and labour force
  • Entrepreneurship and business succession
  • Environment
  • Excellence and innovation hubs
  • Health and healthy lifestyles
  • Housing and local services
  • Humanitarian work and community involvement
  • Sports, recreation, art, culture and tourism

Eligibility

The projects submitted must:

  • Be socio-economic in nature, both impactful and sustainable
  • Have a significant impact on people and communities through clear and documented objectives
  • Be in line with communities' priorities, as determined by the caisse mergers
  • Meet a collective need and be able to demonstrate it
  • Mobilize key partners
  • Be consistent with sustainable investment strategies
  • Not create a competitive advantage or destabilize a market or industry
  • Be used to fund a new service offering, not to fund normal operations or to compensate for funds lost due to a performance gap

Project selection

Caisse directors and general managers use their strong understanding of community needs to select projects that will benefit their region.

Submit your project today

If you have any questions about the GoodSpark Fund, the eligibility criteria or the project submission process, contact a caisse manager.

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