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 over $1,000,000 to 146 churches and charities in our communities.

To ensure the fund's long-term growth, Kindred donates 1% of pre-tax earnings each year to the principal endowment.The funds available for distribution every year are primarily made up of the interest earned on the endowment.

And, did you know, that just by having and using a Kindred Mastercard you’re helping support the Kindred Charitable Fund? In 2020, we donated $40,000 to the Kindred Charitable Fund based on our members’ use of Collabria Mastercard! Now that’s Banking with Purpose!

Members and friends of Kindred can also support the fund with tax-deductible donations.

Thank you for your interest in the Kindred Charitable Fund. The deadline for 2021 applications has now passed. Applications for 2022 grants will be accepted between September 1 and October 31, 2021.

For more information, please contact:

Amy Zavitz, Community Engagement Specialist
Kindred Credit Union
1265 Strasburg Road, Kitchener, ON N2R 1S6

Phone: 519.746.1010, Ext. 5509


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.


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