Funds

We are proud to list our Permanent Capital Funds followed by our Community Investment Funds.

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Permanent Capital Funds

A & T Dauphinee Bursary Fund Established in 1990 by then Foundation Directors, Tim and Amy Dauphinee, the fund’s objective was to disburse five annual contributions of $5,000 to aid and encourage the development and education of women in developing countries. Donate
Alterna Capital Fund Formerly Metro Credit Union Capital Fund

In 2002, Metro Credit union established a Permanent Capital Fund with a purpose to support community economic development.

Altman/Skinner Family Fund The Altman/Skinner Family Fund was established in 2000.
Aubrey Dalgleish Memorial Fund Created in 1980, the Aubrey Dalgleish Memorial Fund honors the respected credit union pioneer who served as President of Stelco Credit Union and as President of the Ontario Credit Union League Ltd. for more than three decades. The bursary will be awarded annually through the OCUF Bursary Program to a student of McMaster University where possible.
Bryan Halladay Memorial Fund for Myotonic Dystrophy Established in 2002 by Kingston Community Credit Union, the fund supports research efforts into Myotonic Dystrophy in memory of Mr. Bryan Halladay.
Carl Zawadzki Memorial Fund Established in 2003 in memory of Carl Zawadzki, this private family fund’s objectives is to support and aid organizations or churches in Southern Ontario.
Craig Family Fund This private family fund was established in 2002.
Davis + Henderson Bursary This fund was established in 1996.
Development of Credit Unions in Ukraine Fund Started in 1993, the fund was set up with a purpose of assisting individuals involved in the development and/or start-up of credit unions in Ukraine and to offer financial aid for training programs in the Canada or the Ukraine.
DUCA Financial Capital Fund  Established in 2013, the fund exists to support educational scholarships.
Earle Reed Bursary Originally created 1995 in memory of Mr. Earle Reed. In 2015, following the merger of Rochdale Credit Union and FirstOntario Credit Union, a bursary be established with Fanshawe College with a five year commitment to support students in the Child and Youth Worker, Developmental Services Work, and Social Service Work programs at the College. Bursaries will be payable at $1,000 each year.
Gary Gillam Memorial Fund In January 1988, the Credit Union Executives Society (CUES) set up a trust fund to be known as the “Ontario Council of Credit Union Executives Society Fund”. In January of 1994, the name of the fund was changed in memory of Gary Gillam, CEO of Universities and Colleges Credit Union, who died in 1993. Income generated from the fund supports OCUF’s Bursary program.
George Currie Memorial Fund Established in 1997 with donations encouraged in memory of Mr. George Currie.  Income generated from the fund supports the OCUF Bursary program.
Haswell B. Iron Fund The Haswell B. Iron Fund was established in 2002 to honour Mr. Iron’s years of service with Jet Power Credit Union and the Ontario credit union system. The fund supports education related causes.
Joe Bonner/Ron Selman Memorial Capital Fund Established in 2009 in Memory of Mr. Joe Bonner and Mr. Ron Selman by Nasco Employee’s Credit Union, the fund’s purpose is defined permanently and exclusively to support the work of the Ontario Credit Union Foundation.
John Alexander Scott Memorial Scholarship Award Established in 1996 in memory of Mr. John Scott, who served as a Board Member and President of Thunder Bay Municipal Employees’ Credit Union for many years. Income generated from the fund supports the OCUF Bursary program.
Kakabeka Credit Union Capital Fund Created in 2002 through Kakabeka Falls Community Credit Union (through several mergers including Provincial Alliance Credit Union and most recently Rapport Credit Union) the fund provides scholarships for youth.
Ken Weatherley Bursary Fund Established in 1992 the fund was established in honour Ken Weatherley.
Larry Sweeney Bursary Established in 1988 and originally called the “Family Savings & Credit Union Memorial Bursary”, the purpose of the fund was to advance the cause of the environment and environmental studies in the Niagara area through a bursary or scholarship.  Income generated from the fund supports OCUF’s Bursary program.
Len Tune Memorial Bursary In 1980, the Board of Metro Toronto Police Credit Union (now Police Credit Union) established the memorial fund in memory of Len Tune and provides a bursary of $250 to assist undergraduate students in the third or fourth year of the Bachelors program in Business Administration at York University’s Schulich School of Business.
Lincoln M. Alexander Scholarship/Bursary Established in 1994, the fund’s purpose is to provide a scholarship of $500 each year in August to a recipient attending an Ontario college or university who is a MemberOne Credit Union member, or is a child or grandchild of a member.
Meridian Credit Union Capital Fund Annual income from this fund is contributed to the Ontario Credit Union Foundation general fund.
Norman Alexander Memorial Bursary Fund Established in 1987 with funds donated in the will of Eileen Taylor Alexander to honour her late husband, Norman Alexander, the fund’s purpose was to provide scholarships to aid young men who are without fathers to help further their education.  The annual award is administered through OCUF’s bursary program.
Oshawa Community Credit Union Fund Established in 2004, the mission of the fund was to support local charities and organizations in the Oshawa region.
Parama Scholarship Fund Established in 2010, the purpose is to fund a range of contributions or scholarships to the broader Parama community as authorized by the Parama Board of Directors.
Shepherd Family Capital Fund Established in 2010 by the then CEO of Prosperity ONE Credit Union, Michael Shepherd, the private family fund had a purpose of supporting local community projects.
St. Willibrord Permanent Capital Fund Established in 2002, the purpose of the capital fund is to generate revenue for transfer to the St. Willibrord’s (Libro) Branch Community and SW Ontario Corporate pools in its Community Investment Fund.
Sudbury Regional Capital Fund Established in 2002, the fund was created “to assist with the fulfillment of our social responsibilities within the Sudbury region.”
Sydenham Community Credit Union Fund Sydenham Community Credit Union Fund (now Mainstreet Credit Union) established the fund in 2002 with the intent of sending a young person each year to the Co-operative Young Leaders program.
United Communities Credit Union Capital Fund Formally named the Woodslee Credit Union Capital Fund, renamed in 2012 following the merger of United Communities Credit Union and Libro Credit Union.
United Communities Credit Union – Charlie Diemer Capital Fund Previously known as the Charlie Diemer Capital Fund, renamed in 2012.
William H. Bohn Fund In April of 2000, Guelph & Wellington Credit Union requested that their Community Action Fund be divided into two funds, one retaining the name and the other to be named after William H. Bohn, the latter of which is to be directed by Mr. Bohn’s to fund bursaries and scholarships.
Windsor Family Bursary Fund Established in 2008, the purpose of the fund is to support the community.

 

Community Investment Funds

Bernie Daly Memorial Fund Bernie Daly was GROWMARK, Inc.’s Ontario Region Manager and a dedicated co-operative champion. The purpose of the fund is to support youth who cannot participate in Co-operative Young Leaders program due to financial restraints. Daly’s main concern was to ensure that all youth in the co-operative sector had a chance to attend CYL.    Donate
Central 1 Community Investment Fund Opened by the Credit Union Central of Ontario (CUCO) in 2002.
DUgood Community Investment Fund Established by DUCA credit union in 2013. Fund supports multiple charities within the community.
Jean Wansbrough Leadership Training Fund Established in 2010 by Jean Wansbrough, the fund supports the development of leadership skills in young people, with a primary focus on the outdoors and organized camping. Donate
Leadership Niagara Community Investment Fund This fund was created to disburse funds to Brock University in support of a designated credit union student completing the Leadership Niagara course.
Libro Financial Group Community Investment Fund This fund was created to fund charitable causes in local communities served by Libro Credit Union.
Momentum Cares Community Investment Fund Established in 2012, the Momentum Cares CI Fund has helped various community organizations including Habitat for Humanity, Catholic Family Services, Neighbour to Neighbour, Kerr Street Ministries, United Way, Ian Anderson House and Society of St. Vincent De Paul.
Niessen Family Fund This fund was established to help individuals needing economic assistance either for problems with ailing children or for low income families brought to the fund advisor’s attention through other charitable agencies.
Prosperity ONE Community Fund Established in 2010 by Prosperity ONE Credit Union, now Tandia, the fund makes annual disbursements to local charitable organizations with a focus on education.
United by Trauma Community Investment Fund Established in 2013, the fund receives donations through the organization’s signature event “I Run & Rock” which raises money to support the United By Trauma volunteers who assist their First Responder, Military and Medical community peers affected by Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
United Communities Credit Union – Community Investment Fund Created in 2012 for their charitable community activities.

To donate to any of the above funds, or more information please contact our office.