Strategic Grantmaking is the core of what the Saskatoon Community Foundation does. Through the efforts of the Grants Committee, we support over 100 different charities each year. Our grants support a wide range of community needs, including poverty, education, health, arts & culture, people with disabilities, environment, family, children and youth, and many other worthy causes that matter to the people of Saskatoon. Since 1970, the Saskatoon Community Foundation has made hundreds of community grants totaling over 29 million dollars. Each of these hundreds of grants represents only a small piece of the charitable programs that make our community the best place to live.

The Quality of Life Granting Program is our core unrestricted granting program. In addition to Quality of Life, we have several other opportunities for charities to funding from corporate granting programs, donor funds and Youth Endowment Saskatoon.

Please refer to our Granting Policy before submitting your application.

Grants

The funds traditionally used for the Signature Grant and Capacity Grants has temporarily been re-allocated for 2017. These funds have been used to secure additional funds from the Community Fund for Canada 150th – a partnership between the Community Foundations of Canada, Government of Canada, PotashCorp and the Saskatoon Community Foundation. The next opportunity to apply for the Signature Grant or Capacity Building Grants will be in 2018.

COMMUNITY IMPACT STORIES

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 […]

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 […]

Rock Your Roots Walk for Reconciliation

Supported in 2017 by a grant from the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, and 2018 through 2021 by an inaugural grant from the Community Fund for Reconciliation, the Rock Your Roots Walk for Reconciliation is a central event revealing the groundswell of support for reconciliation in our community. Held annually since 2016 on June 21, […]