VANCOUVER ISLANDCoastal Community Credit Union is extending a helping hand to non-profit community organizations across the islands. From losing expected funding to quickly evolving their service delivery, these organizations have had to navigate a very difficult landscape in the last six months. To help them continue their valuable community work, Coastal Community decided to redesign its Building Healthier Community Fund. Renamed the Relief and Resiliency Fund, the retooled program will help non-profits through the pandemic as they adjust to the “new normal.”

The Relief and Resiliency Fund

The initiative offers one-time funds to community organizations who are facing new needs as a result of COVID-19. As the name suggests, there are two funding categories: Relief and Resilience. Relief covers immediate short-term needs like replacing funds from cancelled fundraising events. Resilience is targeted for the adjustments organizations need to make to deliver community services in the long term. Applications are now open, so head over to to find out more.

Do Some Good!

There’s even more good news for local non-profits. Coastal Community is now a member of Do Some Good, a platform born from a passion to help build stronger, more connected communities. As a member benefit, the credit union is inviting Island non-profit and charity organizations to register for free and use the site.

Do Some Good can help organizations raise awareness, manage volunteer needs and empower volunteers to share their stories. Learn more at

Coastal Community, which recently won the Corporate Social Responsibility category at the Nanaimo Business Awards, has always been responsive to community needs. “We know how far reaching the benefits are of working together to strengthen communities,” said Allyson Prescesky Senior Manager, Community and Communications for the credit union.

“This crisis has had a huge impact on so many organizations and people. It’s our responsibility and our vision to find ways to help.”