GoodSpark Fund

GoodSpark Fund

$150M 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're committed to investing, until 2024, $150 million in projects that support our communities' priorities, such as education, the environment, employment 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

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 to them most.

Investment priorities

Family and society

Initiatives that improve early childhood development, education quality, the living environment (housing, local services), social commitment, arts and culture.

  • Academic success
  • Humanitarian work and citizen commitment
  • Arts and culture
  • Local services and housing

Health and environment

Initiatives that improve health and healthy lifestyles, as well as the environment.

  • Environment
  • Health and healthy lifestyles
  • Sports and leisure

Work and economy

Initiatives that improve employment, training, entrepreneurship, business succession and innovation, and tourism.

  • Entrepreneurship and business succession
  • Labour training
  • Employment and labour force
  • Fields of excellence and innovation
  • 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 seek to bridge a performance gap that existed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic

Project selection

With their knowledge and strong ties to their community, caisse general managers and directors are responsible for selecting projects that 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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