Kindred Charitable Fund
The Kindred Charitable Fund is an endowment that offers annual project grants to churches and charitable organizations. Established in 1999, with an initial endowment of $360,000 to Abundance Canada, the endowment has distributed almost $750,000 to over 135 churches and charities in our communities.
To ensure the fund’s long-term growth, Kindred donates 1% of pre-tax earnings annually, in addition to donating $1 for each $1,000 in MasterCard® purchases. Members and friends of Kindred also generously support the fund with tax-deductible donations.
$10,000 Focus Grant
Each year a focus grant of $10,000 is awarded in addition to our regular grants! The theme for the grant rotates in a three-year cycle. The recipient organization will be featured in Kindred marketing materials.
Thank you for your interest in the Kindred Charitable Fund. The deadline for 2016 applications has passed. The 2017 application will be available September 1st.
For more information, please contact:
Frank Chisholm, Director, Brand and Marketing
Kindred Credit Union
1265 Strasburg Road, Kitchener, ON N2R 1S6
Inspiring prosperous communities focuses on individuals or groups within a community bearing one another’s burdens, helping each other out in times of need. From its earliest days, Kindred has referred to this practice as mutual aid and we seek to encourage this support among our membership. Mutual aid includes supporting disaster relief efforts, faith-based schools, seniors' homes, and the work of the church in our communities. The Kindred Charitable Fund is an example of a unique program that reflects this element of Kindred’s purpose.