Community Impact Stories

Your gifts in action!  Every donation made through the Saskatoon Community Foundation supports initiatives and projects that improve the quality of life for community members.

THE STORYBOOK PROGRAM

The Storybook program is a program for children whose mothers are in prison. In this program, mothers who are in prison select an age-appropriate book for their children, and our staff and volunteers record the moms reading the books to their children. We then send a new copy of the book, along with a copy […]

2019 Many Voices Together Celebration

On May 22, 2019 at Gordie Howe Sports Complex, Saskatoon Community Foundation hosted “Many Voices Together,” a celebration of its 2019 grants from the three community funds granting programs.  Youth Endowment Saskatoon (YES) has been granting to support youth projects since 2004, and has granted over $545,000 in total since it began. In 2019, the […]

Saskatoon Community Foundation Leadership Bursary

Leadership Saskatoon provides educational programming designed to promote leadership at the community level by exploring the realities, opportunities and challenges of our community. Leadership Saskatoon was established by three founding members: Saskatoon Community Foundation, the Saskatoon and District Chamber of Commerce and the University of Saskatchewan. The McConnell Foundation, which also funds ArtsSmarts, provided start-up […]

An account of Saskatoon Community Foundation’s First 20 Years

FORWARD  On October 30th 1969 six well known Saskatonians met under the chairmanship of Frederick F. MacDermid, Q.C., to consider a petition to the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan for an Act to incorporate the Saskatoon Foundation. There was unanimous acceptance of MacDermid’s offer to prepare draft legislation for submission as a Private Member’s Bill. The […]

A Vital Conversation with Senator Murray Sinclair

On April 10, 2018, Saskatoon Community Foundation, in Partnership with Nutrien, Saskatoon Tribal Council, and the University of Saskatchewan, hosted an evening with Senator Murray Sinclair for 200 community members. Throughout the Senator’s presentation, interview, and q & A, a clear theme emerged from this great leader’s years of work with the Truth and Reconciliation […]

Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre- Garden Patch

On July 17th donors and board members with an interest in food security shared an evening in the Saskatoon Food Bank Garden Patch learning about the various ways individuals and companies are engaged through the garden. It is a wonderful place, with so much going on to provide not only food (which it does in abundance, […]

Build Up Saskatoon

Saskatoon Community Foundation provided $20,000.00 in start up funds in 2018 to support Build Up Saskatoon, which seeks to create employment and training opportunities for Indigenous people, people with criminal records and who have been involved with gangs and a criminal lifestyle and people who have been excluded from the labour market. Mathias Ballantyne is […]

Leadership from the Street Up

Shane Partridge is the Assistant with the Provincial Street Gang Strategy and Program Coordinator for STR8 UP. He is the 2018 recipient of the Saskatoon Community Foundation Leadership Bursary. Shane grew up on a farm west of Saskatoon. His parents introduced him to alcohol very early in his life. By the time he was in […]

Rock Your Roots Walk For Reconciliation

Annually on June 21st Canada celebrates National indigenous Peoples Day.  It is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Metis people. The Rock Your Roots Walk For Reconciliation occurs every year on June 21st in Saskatoon. This community initiative brings […]

Many Voices Together 2018 Grant Celebration

Saskatoon Community Foundation’s donors, grant recipients, board and staff came together to celebrate the 2018 grants, including the announcement of the first grants from the Community Fund for Reconciliation! Just as reconciliation depends on finding new ways of living together, these projects would not be possible without all of us joining our resources, skills, and […]

Egadz’ Action to Employment Program

Thanks to a $20,000 Quality of Life grant, Egadz’ Action to Employment Program assists seniors in our community, while teaching vital skills to youth at risk. The Action to Employment Program offers yard care and snow removal to seniors, helping them to stay in their homes safely. Youth learn job readiness skills, teamwork and the value […]

Orange Shirt Day

The Saskatoon Community Foundation was proud to support Orange Shirt day activities in 2017 through the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th. Orange Shirt Day commemorates the legacy of residential schools and their impact on indigenous children. It grew out of  a young girl’s story of having her new orange shirt taken away on her first […]

Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre | Canada 150 Project

A Project funded by the Canada 150 grants| a collaborative funding with Saskatoon Community Foundation, Nutrien, Community Foundation of Canada, Government of Canada, and Canada 150.

Sum Theatre | Canada 150 Project

A Project funded by the Canada 150 grants| a collaborative funding with Saskatoon Community Foundation, Nutrien, Community Foundation of Canada, Government of Canada, and Canada 150.

Tagore’s Vision of Canada | Canada 150 Project

A Project funded by the Canada 150 grants| a collaborative funding with Saskatoon Community Foundation, Nutrien, Community Foundation of Canada, Government of Canada, and Canada 150.

Children’s Festival | Canada 150 Project

A Project funded by the Canada 150 grants| a collaborative funding with Saskatoon Community Foundation, Nutrien, Community Foundation of Canada, Government of Canada, and Canada 150.

Diefenbaker Centre | Canada 150 Project

A Project funded by the Canada 150 grants| a collaborative funding with Saskatoon Community Foundation, Nutrien, Community Foundation of Canada, Government of Canada, and Canada 150.

I Am Canada Project | Canada 150 Grant

We are all Canada – diverse, unique, beautiful and reconciling. A Collaboration between CNYC (Core Neighborhood Youth Co-op, Marcel Petit, and the Saskatoon Friendship Inn this project encouraged participation from families and youth through a voluntary art exhibit. The project was an opportunity for individuals to have their picture taken holding a Canada Flag which […]

Folkfest | Canada 150 Project

A Project funded by the Canada 150 grants| a collaborative funding with Saskatoon Community Foundation, Nutrien, Community Foundation of Canada, Government of Canada, and Canada 150.