Prince George Community Foundation & Interior Savings Announce $241,250 in funding to Spruce Credit Union Legacy Fund Grant Recipients

Prince George Community Foundation & Interior Savings Announce $241,250 in funding to Spruce Credit Union Legacy Fund Grant Recipients
FEBRUARY 8, 2023


The Prince George Community Foundation and Interior Savings are thrilled to announce the recipients of the Spruce Credit Union Legacy Fund. $241,250 will be distributed to three worthy, local community initiatives. All of which will have a long-lasting positive impact in Prince George. 

This grant program, stewarded by the Foundation, was established through the successful merger of Interior Savings and Spruce Credit Union as a way to recognize and extend the impact Spruce Credit Union and its founding members have had in enriching the community of Prince George. 

The grant recipients are: 

  • Elder Citizens Recreation Association -$11,250 - Kitchen renew project 
  • Prince George Agricultural & Historical Association - $80,000 - BCNE Outdoor Ag Arena Revival 
  • Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation$150,000 - Portable Cardiac Care Machine - Cardiac Care Campaign 

The Foundation and Interior Savings are honoured to support these three worthy organizations and their efforts to build community resilience and impact generations to come. 

"The Foundation is honoured to award these three recipients funding for the important work that they are doing in our community." says Catherine Pennington, President of the Prince George Community Foundation. "Thank you again to Interior Savings and Spruce Credit Union for placing your trust in the Foundation to manage this grant cycle and these funds. We are awarding a large amount in grants today, but by nature of an endowment fund, this Spruce Credit Union Legacy Fund will continue to support the community forever." 

"When we announced this fund, we issued a call for big ideas that could create lasting positive impact," said Brian Harris, CEO of Interior Savings. "Prince George resoundingly answered the call. The compassion in this community and the calibre of applications was inspiring. Together, these projects will create opportunity, build community connection, and save lives." 

Harris also extended thanks to all those who applied, the Foundation, the local advisory committee, and the founding members of Spruce Credit Union who made this Fund possible. 

According to the Foundation, this announcement is just the beginning of the impact these credit unions will have in Prince George. Also established through the merger was a $500,000 endowment fund which will generate community investment grants every year, forever. The Foundation will release more details in the Fall of 2023. 


About Interior Savings: 

Interior Savings is a member-owned, democratically controlled credit union dedicated to creating local money while helping to build vibrant communities. Through its 22 branches, 16 insurance offices, member service centre, and two commercial service centres, the Credit Union offers personal and commercial banking and a full range of insurance and wealth management services to more than 77,000 members across 15 BC Interior communities. In the last 10 years, Interior Savings has returned $29 million to members through its Member Rewards Program and invested over $5 million in support of community programs. Learn more at, or visit Interior Savings on Facebook or Do Some Good. 


About the Prince George Community Foundation: 

True community development happens through the efforts of passionate citizens. Thanks to the vision and financial investment of local residents, the Prince George Community Foundation was created in 1995 to serve Prince George and the region in perpetuity. With the sustainable management of an endowment, ongoing charitable donations, and passion for community, the Foundation has provided more than $7.095 million to date for projects championed by local and regional registered charities who work to build a livable, resilient community.

Media Contacts: 

Mindy Stroet, CFRE

Prince George Community Foundation 

Ph: 250-562-7772


Corinne Johnson 

Interior Savings 

Ph: 250-718-7382

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