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Kindred is celebrating 25 years of Supporting Churches Across Ontario with our Church Builder GIC

In 2022, Kindred Credit Union is celebrating 25 years of Church Builder GICs by giving away $25,000 (five $5,000 grants) to help churches address food security and safe and affordable housing in their communities.

Churches are important to us! We recognize the special relationship between churches and their communities. While churches continue to make a positive impact in these outreach areas, it has become increasingly challenging with Canadian churches seeing a significant decline in revenues over the last two years. 

That’s why, in addition to providing churches with low, or no fee, everyday banking and cost-saving church mortgages, we offer our unique Church Builder GICs which provides churches with another fundraising option through the giving of bonus interest. We’ve given over $850,000 in bonus interest to churches and church-based charities since launching Church Builder GICs!

“We recognize the need for food security and safe and affordable housing,” says Ian Thomas, CEO. “We like to help churches and organization create spaces where the worry about where someone’s next meal comes from, or where they might sleep that night, can be eased.”

As such, five churches will receive $5,000 through our Church Builder 25th Anniversary contest, running from September 1 to October 31, so they can help improve the lives of those in their communities.

Learn more about Church Builder GICs at now called Community Inspiration GICs.


About Kindred Credit Union

Kindred Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative based in southwestern Ontario. Kindred’s values-centred approach is woven into everything we do and makes us the one-of-a-kind choice for those who want to connect their values and faith with their finances. Kindred offers a complete range of banking, borrowing, and investing products and services through eight branches and online. Members benefit from access to over 43,000 surcharge-free ATMs through THE EXCHANGE® Network in Canada and the Allpoint Network in the US. To learn more about Kindred, visit

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Frank Chisholm
Director, Brand and Marketing
Kindred Credit Union
519.746.1010, Ext. 5211


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