Three funding programs

We give back in three ways. First is through our philanthropic donation program, which gives financial support to non-profit organizations and charities that provide services and programs to the communities we serve and support our wellness philosophy.

Secondly, we support our communities through our sponsorship program, which fosters a mutually beneficial relationship with community organizations. The organization receives support through cash, in-kind gifts and/or volunteer assistance, and BlueShore Financial benefits through opportunities to increase awareness and build our brand.

Thirdly, we contribute funds to the Credit Union Foundation of BC to support its student scholarship and bursary program.

Learn more about our various sponsorship and donation programs below. Ready to apply? Complete our online donation application.

BlueShore Financial donates funds to non-profit and charitable organizations for a wide range of initiatives that support financial, physical, environmental and community wellness.

Our corporate commitment as an Imagine Canada company means we contribute a minimum of 1% of our pre-tax profits to create stronger, more vibrant communities. While the minimum is 1%, we typically exceed that annually.

Criteria

Organizations must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for a BlueShore Financial donation:

  • Be a non-profit organization (not necessarily a registered charity)
  • Serve one or more of the BlueShore Financial trade areas (Burnaby, Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Squamish, Whistler, or Pemberton)
  • Demonstrate fiscal responsibility
  • Provide evidence of financial need
  • Have a committed Board of Directors
  • Allow BlueShore Financial to report and/or publicize the donation if requested
Guidelines

The majority of projects should support wellness within the geographic areas described and be of benefit to a significant number of people; however, BlueShore Financial also provides funds to address emergency situations or special needs. Projects must be free of political, religious, racial, or gender bias.

In general, the BlueShore Financial Donation Program provides grants in the range of $500 to $10,000.

The following will typically not be considered for support:

  • Requests to benefit one individual or a team
  • Travel expenses
  • Religious organizations unless they are engaged in a significant project benefitting the entire community
  • Those targeted at specific religious, social, political, or economic points of view, or are considered controversial in nature
How to apply

Complete the online donation application. (Please note, the form cannot be saved and re-opened.) We must receive the application form for your request to be considered. Should we require additional documentation, we will reach out to the contact on the application form.  

Applications are reviewed quarterly and may take up to 4 months to process. Applications for a specific event must be made a minimum of 6 months in advance of the date of the event.  All information provided to BlueShore Financial by applicants will remain confidential.

If you are unable to complete the application online, please contact us.

Contact information

Donation Program
BlueShore Financial
Email: corporate.affairs@blueshorefinancial.com

BlueShore Financial is proud to support a variety of innovative community initiatives. Our Sponsorship Program provides this support in the way of cash, gifts-in-kind, and/or volunteer assistance.

Criteria

In addition to offering clear and compelling sponsorship benefits that offer BlueShore the opportunity to increase awareness and public engagement, events or programs must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible:

  • Serve one or more of the BlueShore Financial trade areas (Burnaby, Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Squamish, Whistler, or Pemberton).
  • Support the concept of wellness – specifically in the areas of financial literacy, active lifestyle, or arts and culture. 
  • Provide BlueShore Financial with creative opportunities for activation through publicity, on-site promotion, and/or special events.

The following will typically not be considered for sponsorship:

  • Requests to benefit one individual or a team
  • Travel expenses
  • Religious organizations unless they are engaged in a significant project benefitting the entire community
  • Those targeted at specific religious, social, political, or economic points of view, or are considered controversial in nature
How to apply

Complete the online application. (Please note, the form cannot be saved and re-opened.) Only completed applications will be considered.  The application form does not accommodate attachments; however, should we require additional information, we will reach out to the contact on the application form. Applications are reviewed on a regular basis and a final response can be expected within four to six weeks of the receipt of the application.

Applications for a specific event must be made a minimum of 6 months in advance of the date of the event. 

All information provided to BlueShore Financial by applicants will remain confidential. If you are unable to complete the application online or would like to send additional supporting documentation, please contact us.

Contact information

Sponsorship Program
BlueShore Financial
Email: sponsorships@blueshorefinancial.com

Each year, student scholarships are made available to qualifying BC Credit Union members and other BC residents through the Credit Union Foundation of BC. In addition to being a BC resident, applicants must be a post-secondary student in need of financial assistance for academic, technological, or vocational training at accredited BC.

Awards are also given to mature students upgrading their basic education and skills to allow them to enter the workforce.
While many of the bursaries are available to students in any program of studies, a few take specific criteria into consideration.

For more details and to apply, visit the Credit Union Foundation of BC website.

About the Credit Union Foundation of BC

The Credit Union Foundation of British Columbia is a provincial philanthropic organization founded and funded by BC credit union members. The Foundation’s primary purpose is to provide educational awards to BC resident post-secondary students.

BlueShore Financial, along with the other credit unions in BC, supports the Foundation through annual donation dues. The funds for awards come from the earnings the Foundation receives on its capital.

Apply for funding

Complete and submit the online donation or sponsorship application.

BlueShore Financial, Financial Advisor, Nadene Williamson

Nadene Williamson

Financial Advisor

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