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Involvement in the community

The caisse understands the challenges and issues facing its members. With their support, it can provide its fellow citizens with valuable help regarding initiatives aimed at common betterment and the advancement of society.

Caisse populaire Desjardins de Charlesbourg concretely supports local organizations through its donations and sponsorships program. This contributes to community development and helps improve our residents' well-being.

In 2016, thanks to the Donations and sponsorships program, the Caisse gave $383,875.16 to the community.

Donations and sponsorships
Arts and culture $22,625.00
Economic development $21,119.77
Education $24,190.00
Humanitarian and community work $80,927.15
Health and healthy lifestyles $185,110.33
Cooperation $2,812.50
Other (prestige/business development) $47,090.41
Total $383,875.16

Your caisse is proud to support our community's projects.

Eligibility and selection criteria for financial aid applications

Project selection criteria

  • Meet a need, resolve or help resolve a community problem
  • Have a short-, medium-, or long-term socioeconomic impact in the community
  • Contribute to the betterment of the community
  • Encourage local residents to take action and form partnerships

Eligibility

  • Must be a non-profit organization
  • The organization must have an administrative structure.
  • The project must be in line with the mission, goals and values of the Caisse.

Financial aid provided by the Caisse must not be used for:

  • political and secretarial purposes
  • paying off debts
  • paying for salaries and organization costs on an ongoing basis

The following are ineligible:

  • Personal projects*
  • Social groups
  • Lobby or advocacy groups

Organizations that are members of the Caisse and located on its territory are favoured.

*Personal projects related to youth scholarships may be considered.

Favoured areas of activity:

  • Education
  • Cooperation
  • Health and healthy lifestyles, leisure and sports
  • Culture
  • Economic development
  • Humanitarian aid and community services

How to apply

The application form must be used to apply for donations, sponsorships and financial aid from the Community Development Fund.

Completed application forms must be sent to the Communications Team by email - External link. This link will open in a new window.. First save a copy of the form on your computer.

Your application package must include the completed application form and all relevant documents.

Applications are processed within 4 to 6 weeks.

Donation and sponsorship applications of $5,000 or less

You can apply any time. You will get a reply within about 2 weeks.

Applications to members of the Community Development Fund committee or for sponsorships of over $5,000

Please send us the form by the third Monday of the month to ensure that it is processed within the prescribed timeframe.

Application forms are also available at Caisse service centres.

Formulaire de demande (in French only, PDF, 1.02 MB) - This link will open in a new window.

Dépliant d'information - Engagement dans le milieu (in French only, PDF, 3.64 MB) - This link will open in a new window.

The Community Development Fund consists of part of the cooperative's surplus, which is then redistributed to the community. Following a proposal by the Board of Directors, members decide, during the Annual General Meeting, what portion of the surplus earnings will be paid into the Fund. Every year, a report is handed to members in attendance at the Annual General Meeting presenting projects that were supported.

Through this show of solidarity, members contribute to the development of projects that meet the needs of their community.

Your caisse supports several community, local and regional initiatives tied to economic development, education, health, the environment, education, arts and culture as well as recreation and sports.

In 2016, thanks to the Community Development Fund, the caisse gave $1,048,900.49 to the community.

Community Development Fund
Arts and culture $87,500.00
Economic development $45,364.76
Education $168,305.26
Humanitarian and community work $374,840.60
Health and healthy lifestyles $151,050.00
Cooperation $43,552.16
Other $11,191.72
Commitments $167,095.99
Total $1,048,900.49

Your caisse is proud to support our community's projects.

Eligibility and selection criteria for financial aid applications

Project selection criteria

  • Meet a need, resolve or help resolve a community problem
  • Have a short-, medium-, or long-term socioeconomic impact in the community
  • Contribute to the betterment of the community
  • Encourage local residents to take action and form partnerships

Eligibility

  • Must be a non-profit organization
  • The organization must have an administrative structure.
  • The project must be in line with the mission, goals and values of the Caisse.

Financial aid provided by the Caisse must not be used for:

  • political and secretarial purposes
  • paying off debts
  • paying for salaries and organization costs on an ongoing basis

The following are ineligible:

  • Personal projects*
  • Social groups
  • Lobby or advocacy groups

Organizations that are members of the Caisse and located on its territory are favoured.

*Personal projects related to youth scholarships may be considered.

Favoured areas of activity:

  • Education
  • Cooperation
  • Health and healthy lifestyles, leisure and sports
  • Culture
  • Economic development
  • Humanitarian aid and community services

How to apply

The application form must be used to apply for donations, sponsorships and financial aid from the Community Development Fund.

Completed forms must be sent to the Communications Team by email - External link. This link will open in a new window.. First save a copy of the form on your computer.

Your application package must include the completed application form and all relevant documents.

Applications are processed within 4 to 6 weeks.

Donation and sponsorship applications of $5,000 or less

You can apply any time. You will get a reply within about 2 weeks.

Applications to members of the Community Development Fund committee or for sponsorships of over $5,000

Please send us the form by the third Monday of the month to ensure that it is processed within the prescribed timeframe.

Application forms are also available at Caisse service centres.

Formulaire de demande (in French only, PDF, 1.02 MB) - This link will open in a new window.

Dépliant d'information - Engagement dans le milieu (in French only, PDF, 777 KB) - This link will open in a new window.

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