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Your community is our community

 

​At GFCU, we understand that strong, sustainable communities are good for people and good for business. So, we put our profits back into the communities we serve and work alongside like-minded individuals, groups and organizations to help our communities grow stronger. 


Ways we gave back this year

 
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$2,945

​Employee Donations

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$15,000

​Corporate donations

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$4,235

​Staff Fundraising

 

Our community investment priorities

 

Youth Development Learning

Projects focused on development opportunities for youth in the areas of healthy lifestyle, education and leadership.

Community Revitalization Initiatives

Projects focused on improving the viability and social well-being of our member communities (includes capital projects).

 

​Our community investment program 

The Ganaraska Financial Credit Union Community Investment Program is an expression of our long-standing commitment to improving the well-being of our member communities. Our program provides broad support to our member communities with an aim to effect positive economic, social and environmental change.

 

​To qualify for support from GFCU, a project or program must: 

  • Have the potential to benefit our member communities.
  • Align with our community investment priorities (listed above). 

Long-term, multi-year projects will be considered based on significant corporate exposure and enduring benefits.

The following questions will be used to evaluate each funding request received. 

  • Does the request meet eligibility guidelines?
  • Does the request fit one of our community investment priorities?
  • Does the request present any ethical or conflict of interest concerns?
  • Does the applicant and/or organization have an active business relationship with GFCU?
  • Has support been given in the past? Within the year? Previously? Any problems?
  • Is there potential for future business development?
  • Who is the audience? Who will benefit from the event/program?
  • How many people would benefit?
  • Is this an opportunity for brand awareness?
  • What other sponsors are participating?
  • Are any of them direct competitors? Is there the ability to maintain consistency across the regions?
  • Would providing support reflect favourably on GFCU’s goal to effect positive economic, social and environmental change in our member communities?
  • Initiatives that benefit only one or a few people
  • Projects or programs unrelated to our investment priorities, or outside of our member communities
  • Deficit or retroactive funding
  • Research or travel funding
  • Creation and publication of books, videos, brochures or websites
  • Political parties or affiliated events
  • Religious activities

Completion of our APPLICATION FORM is required. Additional information can be attached to the application, but requests will be short-listed based on the application form only. 

Applications can be returned by: 

EMAIL: COMMUNITYINVESTMENT@GANARASKACU.COM 

Mail: Community Investment Program c/o Ganaraska Financial Credit Union 17 Queen Street, Port Hope, ON, L1A 2Y8 

 

​Organizations we currently support

 
  • ​Ed’s House Hospice Care Centre
  • Coldest Night of the Year Event
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake
  • Five Counties Children’s Centre
  • Community Works Hamilton Township
  • Navy League of Canada – Northumberland Branch
  • Cobourg Highland Games Society
  • ​Northumberland Humane Society
  • Northumberland Food 4 All
  • Northumberland United Way Backpack for Kids Program
  • Salvation Army - Northumberland
  • Rebound Child & Youth Services
  • Hamilton Township Community Works
 

Have questions about our community investment program? 

​​Feel free to get in touch. We’d love to talk about how we can get involved and help you make our communities an even better place to live.