PROFESSIONAL ADVISORS

The Saskatoon Community Foundation is a registered charity, supporting the needs of our community. We offer an innovative way to put charitable dollars to work for the benefit of Saskatoon. Our philosophy is to build funds for the long-term, on-going support of charitable organizations. The Foundation is donor-focused and cause neutral. We connect donors to the issues and organizations that matter most to them. 

Many lawyers, accountants, financial planners and other professional advisors partner with us to equip themselves with tools and knowledge to meet their clients’ charitable giving wishes. Your clients have their own personal reasons to explore philanthropy. We will work with you to help your clients establish gifts that reflect their individual philanthropic interests while maximizing their tax savings and financial advantages.

Partnering with SCF to Invest in Community

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We work with you. You stay in control of your client relationships. We provide a full range of services for your client, and can set it up so that you, the financial planner, are able to retain that book of business. For non-pooled funds you can continue to manage the money, and you remain the investment broker.

We are experts in charitable giving. Whether it’s putting together a complicated estate plan or considering the alternatives to a private foundation, we can tailor giving plans to meet your clients’ needs.

We are knowledgeable about our community and we can help your clients be as effective as possible in their giving. We can assist your client in donating securities to a wide variety of charities that may not have a brokerage firm.

We offer the advantages of efficient operations and effective fund management. As a registered charitable foundation, we are a cost-effective and efficient option for industry professionals and donors to obtain expert advice of the charitable sector and philanthropic options.

Choosing the Asset

CASH OR PROPERTY

A gift of cash or property gives your client the satisfaction of seeing their gift at work today and provides immediate tax benefits.

BEQUESTS OR GIFTS BY WILL

A charitable bequest added to a will is an easy way to benefit the community and create a personal legacy for your client. The charitable gift is eligible for a tax credit for estate tax purposes.

GIFTS OF LIFE INSURANCE

Gifting life insurance is a simple way to make a significant contribution to your community and establish your clients’ legacy of giving, while realizing tax benefits that they can enjoy during their lifetime.

APPRECIATED SECURITIES

Gifting stock or securities through SCF allows the donor to receive a tax receipt for the full amount, essentially eliminating the capital gains taxes associated with the stock. Donors can benefit from this added incentive to reduce the real cost of their charitable giving or increase the amount of their gifts without increasing the cost.

Donation Options

UNRESTRICTED FUNDS: This type of fund is not tied to any specific charity or interest, allowing the Saskatoon Community Foundation the ability to address pressing, changing, and immediate needs of the community.

FOR THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE: The Saskatoon Community Foundation recognizes there is an immediate and ongoing need in the community for donations. We offer our Flow Through Funds and Social Capital Accounts. These funds allow donations to flow through the Community Foundation to your clients’ charity (or charities) of choice on an adhoc or annual basis.

FOUNDATION FUND ($500,000): This fund allows donors to accept applications from potential recipient charities using our online software.

DONOR ADVISED FUNDS ($50,000): This fund allows the donor to be actively involved each year in recommending charities.

STUDENT AWARDS ($25,000): Established to help individuals receive education or training they might not otherwise be able to access. Award criteria can be determined by the donor.

DESIGNATED FUNDS ($10,000): Established by the donor to support one or more charitable organizations or fields of interest in perpetuity. There are currently six key areas of focus for field of interest funds:

Education

Arts & Culture

Health

Social Development

Environment

Capacity Building

How Can We Help?

Elaine Lozinski
Donor Services Coordinator
306-665-1754
Email Elaine