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Involvement in the community

The caisse enriches the lives of individuals and communities through its financial and human contributions. It supports projects that meet the needs and expectations of its members. Desjardins is an important socioeconomic leader in the community and works alongside several partners.

Through donations, sponsorships and contributions from the Community Development Fund, the caisse supports multiple local and regional initiatives in various sectors.

The Community Development Fund (CDF), also called community dividends, is made possible by the caisse's yearly surplus earnings. During the annual general meeting, members vote on the amount allocated to the CDF. This is a way for all caisse members to support the development of their community and important projects.

You can now submit your financial support applications 4 times a year. Applications will be analyzed by members of the Governance and Ethics Committee, which is made up of caisse directors. The 3 investment priorities for 2022, 2023 and 2024 are:

  • Education and academic perseverance
  • Transportation and mobility
  • Health and healthy living

Here are the deadlines:

Deadlines for applications*Governance and Ethics Committee meeting dates*
Friday, January 26, 2024Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Friday, April 19, 2024Tuesday, May 7, 2024
Friday, August 23, 2024Tuesday, September 10, 2024
Friday, October 18, 2024Tuesday, November 5, 2024

*Note that dates are subject to change without notice.

Applicants must submit their completed application forms and any relevant documents (estimated budget, financial statements, pictures, etc.).

Your caisse is proud to support local organizations and initiatives.


Read the caisse's investment policy (in French only, PDF, 3,17 MB) - This link will open in a new window.

Fill out the partnership application form - This link will open in a new window.

Caisse Desjardins de La Côte-de-Beaupré practices inter-cooperation with local caisses whenever possible. To maximize the scope of its efforts, it regularly joins forces with the following caisses:

  • Caisse Desjardins de Beauport
  • Caisse Desjardins des Chutes Montmorency
  • Caisse Desjardins de L'Île-d'Orléans

Here are projects that have reaped the benefits of this cooperative synergy:

  • Desjardins Microcredit to Businesses
  • Desjardins Mutual Assistance Fund
  • Semaine de relâche intermunicipale
  • Association de soccer des Premières-Seigneuries
  • Association de hockey mineur Côte-de-Beaupré/Île d'Orléans
  • Vélirium
  • Association bénévole Côte-de-Beaupré
  • PLUMobile, public transit service

Desjardins Mutual Assistance Fund

This solidarity-based product, in partnership with Groupe de recherche en animation et planification économique (GRAPE), aims to help people experiencing financial difficulty through various budget consulting services and emergency loans, if necessary.

The average loan allowed is $500, repayable interest-free within 24 months.

Desjardins Microcredit to Businesses

The result of a partnership between the caisses of Québec-Est and Fonds d'emprunt Québec, Desjardins Microcredit to Businesses is a solidarity-based product that considerably improves access to credit for small businesses and self-employed workers. It helps people or groups that are not eligible for financing from traditional networks by giving them access to financing and guiding them in accomplishing their business project. A total of 2,330 jobs have been created and maintained over 12 years.