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.
In order to contribute to local environmental efforts and the fight against climate change, the caisse has set up a $1 million eco-friendly fund.
Desjardins members can apply for funding in 2 ways:
Applications for the greening and demineralization program are processed continuously, while those submitted as part of a call for projects are processed every 3 months by the committee responsible.