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Caisse GREEN Fund

Caisse Financial Group contributes upto $10,000 a year to it’s GREEN Fund. Organizations and cooperatives undertaking green projects may request financial support from the fund.

Taking care of our environment is an important part of our social responsibility and we are taking active measures to reduce the environmental impact of our operations. One such measure is encouraging our members to stop receiving the paper version of their monthly statements and to sign up for our online statement instead. As well, Caisse created it’s GREEN Fund in 2014 to help finance GREEN projects and initiatives in our communities. Caisse contributes up to a maximum of $10,000 per year to it’s GREEN Fund.
 
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Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Applications for funding from the GREEN Fund must meet the following criteria:

  • The objective of the project must be to protect or enhance the environment, for the direct benefit of as many people or communities as possible. Environmental benefits could include the following:
    • Protect, restore, enhance or develop greener surroundings including parks, greenspace, etc.
    • Provide healthier food or water supply
    • Protect or restore ecosystems, including lakes, rivers, etc.
    • Encourage environmental leadership and innovation in the community
    • Encourage positive environmental change in the community
  • The project or activity must be undertaken by a community organization or co-operative located in one of the communities served by Caisse Financial Group.
  • The project or activity must be for the benefit of one or more communities served by Caisse Financial Group.
  • The project or activity must have a start date and an end date.

Financial assistance will vary according to the project. The fund will try to assist as many projects as possible.

Priority ranking will be given to:

  1. Projects in the communities where our branches have shown the highest level of reduction of paper statements.
  2. Projects that benefit the largest number of people or communities.

 

Request for Funding 

The maximum funding available every year is $10,000.

To request funding from the Caisse GREEN Fund, complete the Community Sponsorship Application Form and tick “GREEN Fund”.

The application form can be sent at anytime during the year:

  • via email to: marketing@caisse.biz
  • via mail to:
    Attention: Marketing & Communications Coordinator
    Caisse Financial Group
    400-205 Provencher Boulevard
    Winnipeg MB R2H 0G4

Each application is reviewed carefully and evaluated according to the eligibility and selection criteria.
 
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GREEN Fund Recipients:

Tache Community Daycare - LorettePlayground Redevelopment2019
Louis Riel School Division General TrustCommunity Space2018
Gwen Secter Creative Living CentreCommunity Garden2018
École Ile des Chênes School Playground CommitteeSchool Playground Redevelopment - Phase 22017
The Fort Whyte Foundation Inc. (O/A FortWhyte Alive)Build inclusive & bilingual destination - Translation trail signage & guide2017
École Ste. Anne Immersion PlaygroundOutdoor Classroom and Playground2016
Garden Ridge ParkCommunity Green Space2016
École Lorette ImmersionOutdoor Classroom Playground Enhancement2015
Parc Belle Rivière Park New Community Park and Playground2015
École St. EustachePlayground Revitalization2015
Conseil jeunesse provincialBicycle Repair Co-operative2015
École TachéNew School Yard2014