Assiniboine Supports Community Organizations through Grants

Community GrantsAssiniboine Credit Union is passionate about helping local organizations that are making a difference in our communities. Through a variety of grants programs, ACU is able to provide financial support to a wide assortment of community-based programs and projects, aimed at making our communities more inclusive, environmentally sustainable, and economically self-reliant. In 2013 alone, ACU was able to award nearly $350,000 in grants to 71 organizations.

Building Sustainable Communities

Twice a year, Assiniboine accepts applications for their Sustainable Community Grants program. This program in particular focuses on short-term projects and on-going programs that support community renewal and environmental sustainability.

The Community Grants Team

Volunteer members of our Sustainable Community Grants Committee work their way through a pile of applications. Each member of the committee assesses each application individually, using a standard set of criteria, on their own time. Then the team gets together to jointly review the applications and make funding recommendations through consensus decision making. A satisfyng, yet tough job.

Sherri WagemakersBeing part of this committee is very rewarding and seeing how the funding makes a difference is so amazing. It is very hard to choose which program to fund; all of them are very deserving and do such wonderful things in our community.

— Sherri Wagemakers, Assiniboine Employee and Grants Committee Member

ManjitBeing a member of the community grants committee has been one of the most rewarding things I have done at ACU. I got to work with a great team, learned a lot of new things and saw how fantastic ACU’s presence is in our community.

Manjit Jassal, Assiniboine Employee and Grants Committee Member

Without this grant, our organization, and many other non-profits, would not be able to continue the work that we do.

— North End Housing Project

 The application process and Assiniboine staff are helpful, reasonable and friendly.

— West Broadway Community Organization

Here are a few stories about organizations who have used their grant funding to make a difference in our communities.

Visit Sustainable Community Grants Program to learn more about the application process, eligibility and deadlines.




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