Get help for your local event, program, activity, or organization!  
Application period: January 1st – November 1st 


Handshake shaped like a heart

Building Thriving Communities

We primarily support programs and organizations that focus on poverty, education, and health. These are fundamental needs for everyone and help lay the groundwork for building thriving communities. By banking with us, you help support amazing organizations that make a difference. Thank you!




Sponsorship Details

To be eligible for funding, your organization’s program or community initiative must be a Canadian registered charity or non-profit; however, eligibility does not guarantee funding.

  • For-profit organizations
  • Pursuits benefiting one or few people (i.e., crowdfunding)
  • Religious organizations
  • Political organizations
  • Professional development
  • Travel
  • Operating costs or salaries
  • Research
  • Publication or production costs
  • Membership or registration fees
  • Annual general meetings, conferences, conventions, seminars, or tradeshows
  • Gambling (i.e. 50/50 draws, raffles, sweepstakes, lotteries, etc.)

Application period: January 1st to November 1st of each year.

Applications should be submitted at least 30 days before funding is needed.

Requests are reviewed regularly during the application period; however, it may take up to 30 days to review and process your application.

  1. Complete our application form. It's easy to follow and doesn't take much time to complete.  
  2. Visit your local branch/advice centre.

If you are looking for in-kind promotional items for a raffle or silent auction, simply visit your local branch/advice centre.

Local employee-lead committees evaluate applications using the following criteria:

  • Focus Area Alignment: does the sponsorship align with our focus areas  (poverty, education, and health)?
  • Brand: does the sponsorship enhance Innovation’s brand image and reputation? Does the sponsorship generate brand awareness?
  • Cost: what is the total cost involved in the sponsorship?
  • Engagement: is there an opportunity for Innovation employees to participate? Is there an opportunity for our brand to engage with our target audience?
  • Business Value: is there value for both the organization and Innovation?

Meet past sponsorship recipients

Apply for Sponsorship Online in Minutes

* Required Information

Organization Details

Contact Person Details

Initiative Details



Innovation Staff Member

Final Details and Reminders

When applying for an Innovation sponsorship, you must give consent to Innovation contacting you by phone, text, or email in relation to your application. 

Eligibility does not guarantee funding. If funding is granted, you consent to the use of the organization’s name, address (city and province), voice, video, photographs and/or likeness, as well as relevant social media post, in any advertising and publicity carried out by or on behalf  of Innovation Credit Union relating to the sponsorship in any media or format, whether now known or hereafter developed, including but not limited to the World Wide Web, at any time or times in perpetuity, without additional compensation or permission.