Community Investment Program

YNCU is proud to be involved in helping to build a better community by giving back in a variety of ways.  Each year we set aside a portion of the pre-tax profit earned by the Credit Union during the previous fiscal year specifically for this purpose.  Our program is managed corporately to ensure equitable distribution to the organizations, affiliations and volunteer efforts within the communities in which we operate.


Due to the high volume of requests we receive we can only support organizations and events based in or serving Southwestern Ontario.  Preference is given to those organizations likely to provide lasting benefits to the citizens of the communities in which we operate, and which have a focus on education, the arts, health and wellness, and recreation.

Organizations must be able to demonstrate wise use of donated funds, effectiveness at meeting their stated goals, be well administered and financially stable.

Requests for support will only be considered when submitted on the YNCU Community Investment Program Application Form.  Due to the high volume of requests, prior support is not a guarantee of future support.  Save your fundraising dollars … please do not add us to your mailing lists. 

Program Guidelines

  • Submitting a request does not guarantee a donation, as resources are limited.
  • Support for an organization will only be given once per year.
  • Funding is considered for specific programs related to the above criteria; we do not provide core operating funding for organizations.
  • Sponsorship of local chapters of national organizations will be considered, where donations will be used within the communities in which we operate.
  • Donations shall not be made for any reason or cause involving politics, matters of religion or religious faith.
  • Donations shall not be made for any purpose known to involve matters of public controversy or any purpose deemed to be inconsistent with the values held by the general Membership.


Apply now online using the Community Investment Program Application.  

Your request will be considered and a decision will be given by email, phone or letter within approximately 30 days. 


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