What is the Crossroads Community Investment Fund?
The Crossroads Community Investment Fund (CIF) was established in 2009. Each year funds are allocated to non-profit organizations that support community development. The purpose of the Community Investment Fund is to provide a strong foundation to build upon and enhance the quality of life for the people in Crossroads Country.
Each year a set amount of funding is allocated towards the fund at which time the CIF committee meets and discusses how the funds will be allocated for the year. The program opens for applications in June and closes August 31 of each year.
In the past 13 years the fund has allocated over $470,000 to more than 130 community projects and initiatives!
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Our members contribute to our profits and because of them we are proud to invest those profits back into the communities that make up Crossroads Country through our Community Investment Fund.
We are excited to announce that our Crossroads Community Investment Fund will be allocating up to $75,000 to Non-Profit Organizations in Crossroads Country. That's up to $75,000 invested back into the communities in which we live, work & play. And YOU get to help decide.
Nominate a non-profit organization that is raising funds for a project or initiative that you believe will make an impact in Crossroads Country for a chance to receive funding.
Nominations will open June 1st and will close August 31st.
To read the eligibility criteria and more, keep scrolling!
- The non-profit organization must support the development of our communities and/or development and implementation of programs that support the people in Crossroads Country.
- The non-profit organization/community group must support one of the following pillars:
Capital projects & initiatives that focus on community & economic development & revitalization to help build stronger communities.
Projects & initiatives that focus on the wellbeing of people in Crossroads Country through wellness, nutrition and recreational programs and activities.
Projects & initiatives that focus on building a brighter future for the people in Crossroads Country through educational programs and activities helping to develop financial literacy in our communities.
Community health care projects & initiatives that focus on advancement of healthcare services available for the people in Crossroads Country.
- The non-profit organization project or initiative must benefit many people in Crossroads Country.
- While membership at Crossroads Credit Union is not a requirement, individuals who are members in the nomination process and non-profit organizations who do business with Crossroads Credit Union will be given preference when the final decision must be made between comparable groups.
- Key players of the non-profit organization will be asked to co-operate with the credit union in publicity opportunities (example cheque presentations that will be shared on our social media channels).
- Non-profit organization must be in the trading area of Crossroads Credit Union.
- Depending on the quality and number of nominations, preference may be given to:
- Individuals who are members in the nomination process.
- Non-profit organizations who do business with Crossroads Credit Union.
- Final selection will be made by the CIF committee who will rate the projects-based on eligibility criteria.
- If a non-profit organization receives multiple nominations, and fits the eligibility criteria, they will not be awarded once.
- Only 1 nomination can be submitted per community member, duplicates will be eliminated. If multiple nominations are submitted by the same individual, we will use the first one submitted by using the time and date.
- Only those nominations selected to receive funding will be contacted.
- Community: 40%
- Wellness: 25%
- Education: 20%
- Health: 15%
Crossroads Community members can nominate a non-profit organization that is raising funds for a project or initiative that they believe will make an impact in Crossroads Country and falls under one of the following pillars: Community, Wellness, Education, or Health.
Community members can nominate a non-profit organization by filling out our online nomination form or by visiting a Crossroads Credit Union branch and asking to use their branch iPad or the self-serve kiosk at our Preeceville branch.
Click here to access the nomination form.
• Political or religious organizations
• Advocacy organizations whose causes are publicly controversial.
• Privately owned ventures and/or private clubs funded through membership fees
We asked our members to nominate a Non-Profit Organization or Community Group they believe makes a difference in Crossroads Country for a chance to receive $2,022 in funding. $44,484 was allocated to 22 Non-Profit Organizations & Community Groups for 2022 and here they are:
Canora Community Childcare Centre
Preeceville Economic Development Committee
Canora Trakkers Snow Club
Wadena Community Childcare Centre
Sturgis Community Bingo
Wadena Vohon Ukrainian Dance Club
Preeceville Nursery School
Wadena Seniors Club
Canora Veselka Dance Club
Canora Arts Council
Sturgis 123 Care for Me
Canora Composite School
Firmly Rooted Home School
Town of Canora Tourism Committee
Preeceville & Community Skate & Bike Park
Margo Community Rec Board
Sturgis Barveenok Ukrainian Dance Club
Assiniboine River Archery Club
Buchanan Black Box Players
Sturgis Figure Skating Club
Rama Recreation Board
Canora Composite School (Student Wellness & Sustainability Initiative), $5,000
Canora Leisure Services (New Aquatic Park), $5,000
Canora Junior Elementary School (Learning Device Purchase), $3,000
Preeceville Economic Development (Downtown Park), $3,000
Preeceville School (Technology Update), $3,000
Stenen Dew Drop In Club (Total Roof Repair), $3,000
Canora Leisure Services (Sportsgrounds Enhancement Project), $5,000
Wadena Community Childcare Centre Inc (Childcare Centre), $5,000
Invermay & District Fire Department (Fire Gear Storage Racks), $3,000
Preeceville Club 60 (Renovations), $3,000
Good Spirit Cross Country Ski Club (Warm up Shelter Re-build), $3,000
Wadena Elementary School (New Playground Equipment), $5,000
Canora Composite School (Alternative Learning Space), $5,000
Canora Arts Council (Youth Engagement Initiative), $2,000
Rama Performing Arts & Leisure Society (Renovations), $2,000
Endeavour School Community Complex (Roof Repair), $2,000
Canora Leisure Services (Upgraded Lighting at the Canora Civic Centre), $5,000
Wadena School of Dance (Stage Lighting at the Wadena Composite School), $5,000
Canora Nursery School (New Supplies & Toys), $1,000
Sturgis Arena Board (New Hockey Nets), $2,500
Wadena Elementary School (STEAM Lab), $2,500