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How to Help SAINTS Raise Funds (in a little way...)

Sheila  ·  Apr. 11, 2010

Most people don't know this but local branches of VanCity give out $500 grants. Those volunteers that live in Mission, Maple Ridge and possibly Abbotsford could all go to their local VanCity's ask for an application. The following is right of their website

Community branch grants
Each Vancity branch makes small grants of up to $500 to support local initiatives that meet our community leadership goals in the communities our branches serve. If you’re interested in applying for a branch grant, contact your local branch for details.

I went to a VanCity seminar run by their employees that are involved in assisting their communites through grants ... and the one fellow who spoke said most charities do not know these $500 grants exist so very few charities actaully apply for them.

150-32555 London Avenue, Mission, BC, V2V6M7 Vancity

32675 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC, V2T1X9 Vancity

22824 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge, BC, V2X2V6

45617 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack, BC, V2R1A3 Vancity Credit Union

I accidently deleted the address for the Pitt Meadows Branch which would be the 5th one. There is a potential of $2500 here for SAINTS.

This took longer to do then I thought ... because I was interrupted by the phone and i have to be out in White Rock in a 1/2 hour. I will add more in comments later.


Mary Ann

Royal Bank will give a grant to a registered nonprofit organization if an RBC employee who volunteers for that organization makes an application for the grant.


Good to know...thanks Sheila! I'll be down on London tomorrow so will pick one up.