In 1996, Envision Financial (then Delta Credit Union) had a vision to create a sustainable source of community funding. To make this dream a reality, the Credit Union established a charitable foundation with an initial donation of $200,000 toward an endowment.
This endowment is now known as the Envision Financial Community Endowment and is housed with the First West Foundation. Annual donations from the Credit Union as well as donations from our members have grown this fund to over $11.4 million.
The Envision Financial Community Endowment has helped make a variety of community dreams a reality and we have proudly invested over $3.7 million into our communities since the endowment's inception.
In addition to the Envision Financial Community Endowment, the First West Foundation also manages a number of other donor-advised funds including:
- Valley First Community Endowment
- Island Savings Community Endowment
- Enderby & District Financial Community Endowment
- Envision-Region Employees' Endowment
- Peter Podovinikoff Scholarship Endowment
- Frank Jamieson Memorial Endowment
- Gord and Enrica Huston Endowment
- Ben H. Voth Legacy Endowment
- Sally O’Sullivan Legacy Endowment
- Haukeland Family Legacy Endowment
- Peter Bell Legacy Endowment
- Rod Dewar Legacy Endowment
- SOS Children's Village Agency Fund
For more information on the projects supported by the Envision Financial Community Endowment as well as the First West Foundation, please visit firstwestfoundation.ca.
Envision Financial helps bring text-to-donate capability to the fight against hunger in B.C.
Close to 100,000 British Columbians access food banks every month, including more than 30,000 children. In the face of this unceasing demand, Envision Financial is ramping up its efforts to fight hunger through its Full Cupboard program.Read more
Douglas College students to provide valuable research and expertise to three local non-profits
In partnership with Envision Financial, Douglas College is pleased to offer its Community Capacity Building program, which gives three local nonprofit organizations the chance to have a dedicated team of marketing students research and create strategies to overcome some of their biggest challenges. This year’s chosen nonprofits are Alouette Addiction Services, the Abbotsford Community Foundation and the I AM SOMEONE Ending Bullying Society.Read more
Envision Financial Community Endowment
Since its first disbursements in 1998, the Envision Financial Community Endowment has contributed more than $2,806,372 to community programs across the Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland and Kitimat regions.Read more