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You are here: Home> Personal > Caisse populaire Desjardins de Charlesbourg > Involvement in the community

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 2017, thanks to the Donations and sponsorships program, the caisse gave $298,115 to the community.

Donations and sponsorships
Arts and culture $7,700
Economic development $22,728
Education $17,901
Humanitarian and community work $54,022
Health and healthy lifestyles $107,244
Cooperation $10,000
Other (prestige/business development) $78,520
Total $298,115

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.

Donation and sponsorship applications of $5,000 or less

You can apply any time. You'll get a reply within about 3 to 4 weeks.

Applications for funds for key community projects go through a selection committee, regardless of the amount requested.

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 presented to the Community Development Fund committee the following month. Once applications are assessed by the committee, a recommendation is made to the caisse Board of Directors.

Please allow 1 to 2 months for processing time.

Other important information: Please take note that the Board of Directors does not meet in August and that the selection committee does not meet in July. Applications presented to the committee in July will receive no follow-up until the end of August. Moreover, for reasons beyond our control, monthly Board of Directors section committee meetings may be cancelled.

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 2017, thanks to the Community Development Fund, the caisse gave $1,142,936 to the community.

Community Development Fund
Arts and culture $38,750
Economic development $10,153
Education $497,859
Humanitarian and community work $359,042
Health and healthy lifestyles $147,500
Cooperation $82,738
Other $6,894
Total $1,142,936

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.

Donation and sponsorship applications of $5,000 or less

You can apply any time. You'll get a reply within about 3 to 4 weeks.

Applications for funds for key community projects go through a selection committee, regardless of the amount requested.

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 presented to the Community Development Fund committee the following month. Once applications are assessed by the committee, a recommendation is made to the caisse Board of Directors.

Please allow 1 to 2 months for processing time.

Other important information: Please take note that the Board of Directors does not meet in August and that the selection committee does not meet in July. Applications presented to the committee in July will receive no follow-up until the end of August. Moreover, for reasons beyond our control, monthly Board of Directors section committee meetings may be cancelled.

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.

See the 2017 social responsibility report (in French only, PDF, 2.03 MB) - This link will open in a new window..

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