Island Savings

Island Savings Community Support

Community Support


Island Savings is proud of its strong commitment to its communities and continues to contribute to non-profit and charitable organizations through various community partnerships, sponsorships, donations and in-kind support.

For us, fostering sustainable partnerships that advance a social issue in communities where Island Savings operates is a top priority. These partnerships leverage our monetary contributions with knowledge-based volunteerism, employee resources and our extensive network of business products and services. Not only do we have specific impact areas where we can concentrate our efforts, we focus closely on initiatives that support our signature cause program—The Full Cupboard—which raises food, funds and awareness for the issue of hunger in our communities.


Sponsorship eligibility

We want to partner with like-minded organizations to create good things in our communities through high impact, socially motivated programming and events. If your programming supports any of the following impact areas, we want to hear from you.

  • Hunger
  • Education
  • Arts & Culture
  • Strengthening the Social Sector

We accept applications from organizations that fit within the following categories:

  • Community public service organization
  • Community not-for-profit arts, cultural, educational, or social services organizations
  • Organizations serving Island Saving's communities in a focused manner

Requests unlikely to receive funding:

  • ventures or organizations developing activities for profit. Activities must either be fundraisers or free community events
  • individuals (e.g. athletes raising funds to attend the Olympics, etc.) as we prefer to concentrate our efforts on organizations serving a group of people
  • groups that represent a conflict of interest for Island Savings, or that promotes specific programs or issues where members of the Credit Union may have significantly divergent views.
  • religious or political organizations and affiliated activities.
  • operational costs or for debt servicing.

Our Sponsorship Process

Requests for Financial Support

Requests for support are accepted year round and should be dropped off at the Island Savings location nearest to where your event/initiative will take place. Attention: Branch Manager

For event/initiatives which support multiple communities please forward your request to rsvpis@islandsavings.ca. Attention: Island Savings Community Investment Team

Please include the following information in your request for financial support.

  • Event/Project Name
  • Organization and representative full contact information
  • A brief overview of your organization
  • A brief overview of your planned initiative
  • Projected benefits of your initiative
  • Who is your target audience (e.g. children, families, students, seniors, etc.)
  • Estimated attendance/participation
  • Start/End dates of your initiative
  • Amount you are requesting
  • What will sponsorship/donation dollars be used for
  • What opportunities exist, if any for our staff to participate

All requests will be reviewed for eligibility and we will contact you if additional information is needed. We will let you know our decision by email.

Requests for In-Kind Support

Tents

Island Savings provides the use of its 10’ x10’ community tents free of charge to non-profit groups for their community events/initiatives. Please check with the Island Savings location nearest to where your activity will take place to see about reserving.

Community Crew

Island Savings' Community Crew Services are provided free of charge to eligible community groups and organizations, based on availability. In 2019 our Community Crew will operate between May 17 and December 15. Applications for Island Savings’ In-Kind support are accepted year round. For information on eligibility and to download the 2019 application form click here.

Get involved

We're focused on making a meaningful difference in our communities. At Island Savings, our team is constantly asking, "What can we do to help?".
We encourage you to contact us or visit us at any time regarding our involvement in your community!