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Prospera Foundation

Prospera Foundation

Local banking means making a difference in our local communities.

    Strengthening our local communities

    The Prospera Foundation is one of the largest credit union foundations in Canada and supports local programs and projects that help make our communities stronger and more inclusive places to live. The Foundation is guided by a dedicated Board of Directors and Senior Executives of Prospera Credit Union and is a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency.

    Established in 1992, the Foundation has contributed more than $5.2 million in financial support to local organizations. With over $10.7 million in assets, the Foundation receives all its capital from the credit union and income earned on this capital helps fund donations to a variety of charitable organizations in our communities each year.

    The Foundation supports charitable projects and programs in the areas of:

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    Local Business

    We contribute to the growth of the local business ecosystem in our communities

    • Back to work or career transition services
    • Volunteer services
    • Optimizing local business presence in communities
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    We support charities offering preventative wellness services

    • Mental health
    • Physical wellness
    • Work/life balance
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    We provide our community with the foundations to reach their goals

    • Financial literacy
    • Mentorship programs
    • Entrepreneurship
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    Qualifying for a grant

    Applicants must hold charitable status with the Canada Revenue Agency and operate in, or benefit community members within one or all of the 11 communities Prospera serves. If you are seeking sponsorship or donation support, visit our Local Support page.

    Applications for the Foundation Grants are now closed for the Summer period. Please check back in the fall for the next application period.

    Important dates

    Given budget limitations, some programs or projects are beyond the granting scope of the Foundation regardless of their merit. However, we'll ensure that every application is reviewed carefully and evaluated against set criteria to ensure funds are invested carefully.

      2022 Summer Application 2022 Winter Application  
    Application period opens June 1 November 1  
    Deadline for submissions July 30 January 14  
    Board meeting Early September Early March  
    Applicant notified of funding decision End of September End of March  
    Grant funding received October April  


    Prospera Foundation Grant Partners

    How to reach us

    Call our Member Service Centre

    Toll free
    1 888 440 4480

    Monday to Friday
    8 am - 8 pm

    Saturday 9 am - 5 pm

    Contact tech support
    Send us an email