Vancity Humanitarian Fund

To encourage donations to support the BC wildfire relief efforts, Vancity has launched a donation matching program. Every dollar you donate to the Vancity Humanitarian Fund between now and September 30, will be matched (up to $100,000) and then donated to the Canadian Red Cross to support relief efforts.  

The provincial government recently announced that it will be matching donations made for wildfire relief up to $20 million, so your donations to the Vancity Humanitarian Fund will be tripled through matching by Vancity and the provincial government. For example, a donation of $100 to the Vancity Humanitarian Fund will be matched by Vancity and the provincial government to become $300.

As a values-based financial cooperative, Vancity is committed to promoting social justice and financial inclusion for its members and those who reside in the communities it serves. The Vancity Humanitarian Fund was established in September 2015 in response to the Syrian refugee crisis and to provide ongoing support for organizations that address this and other humanitarian causes.

Vancity invests in this Fund and undertakes many other initiatives to promote financial literacy, encourage member well-being and to build healthy, sustainable communities – all contributing to a more resilient local economy.

Please join us in growing the Fund and our ability to respond to humanitarian issues, now and in the future, through your gift of Vancity my visa rewards plus* points, Vancity shared success dollars, or an online donation.

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