Vancity Credit Union enviroFund
Vancity donates a minimum of five per cent of annual enviro™ Visa card profits to the enviroFund™ granting program to support initiatives addressing local environmental issues in a positive, constructive and creative manner. Since the fund was established in 1990 over $4.7 million has been awarded to support 164 community initiatives.
This year we are granting $1,000,000 through the enviroFund™ program to initiatives that will support an ecologically sound, viable and resilient local food system. In 2013, $750,000 will support community initiatives, with grants up to $75,000. The remaining $250,000 will support the sustainability of farmers’ market throughout the region through a grant program managed by the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets. This kicks off a new 5-year enviroFund program supporting the development of a sustainable and resilient local food system.