Spruce Credit Union Legacy Grant awards $20,000 to Tourism Prince George

Spruce Credit Union Legacy Grant awards $20,000 to Tourism Prince George
JANUARY 25, 2024

The Prince George Community Foundation and Interior Savings are thrilled to announce the recipient of the 2023 Spruce Credit Union Legacy Fund Grant. 

$20,000.00 will be distributed to Tourism Prince George to support the brand-new Container Vendor Market project aimed to foster community connection. 

"We are so grateful for the support from the Interior Savings and the Prince George Community Foundation for choosing us to be the recipient of the Spruce Credit Union Legacy Grant. This generous funding will go toward a brand-new market project, which will see multiple, all-season booths for local and Indigenous business owners. While we still have more fundraising to do to meet our final goal this grant is extremely helpful,” says Colin Carson, CEO at Tourism Prince George. “It’s exciting to be part of an innovative project designed to revitalize downtown Prince George and drive economic resiliency,” says Brian Harris, CEO, Beem Credit Union “The development of a Container Vendor Market by Tourism Prince George will provide new business opportunities for local artisans, food vendors and other entrepreneurs, creating the kind of lasting community impact the Spruce Legacy Fund was set up to support.”

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 Foundation is honoured to award Tourism Prince George with this funding.” says Zahid Islam, President, Prince George Community Foundation "When this fund was established last year it was with this exact intention in mind. We are so pleased to be able to offer this grant and look forward to opening this intake year after year for the betterment of our community.  The Foundation looks forward to opening this cycle again next Fall. Follow along on our website for further information about requirements and funding limits. 



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.  *Interior Savings is a tradename of Beem Credit Union. 

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 $9.5 million to date for projects championed by local and regional registered charities who work to build a livable, resilient community.

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