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.


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Quality Of Life Granting Program

Intake Deadlines:
Letters of Intent: February 1st at 5:00 p.m. each year
Full applications (if requested): March 1st at 5:00 p.m. each year

SCF supports projects and on-going initiatives that address Belonging, Reconciliation and Social Inclusion, as well as our six traditional areas of focus: Arts & Culture, Capacity Building, Education, Environment, Health and Social Development. Applications accepted from registered charities and qualified donees.

Macro Properties Prairie Partnership

Intake Deadline: December 15th at 5:00 p.m. each year

Macro Properties funding will be granted to projects that serve the communities of Esterhazy, Kerrobert, North Battleford, Prince Albert or Saskatoon. Grants will focus on Early Childhood Education, First Nations Educational Outcomes and Self-Reliance Initiatives.

Youth Endowment Saskatoon (YES)

Intake Deadline: March 6, 2019

This fund provides grants to youth focused programming and initiatives in Saskatoon. By donating to this fund you are providing opportunities for youth now and in the future.

Community Fund for Reconciliation Grants

Intake Deadline: April 1ST, 2019. Applications for 2019 are now open!

Projects funded from the Community Fund for Reconciliation should offer “new ways of living together.” They should involve Indigenous-led partnerships among both Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations, which promote Indigenous leadership and address one or more of the 94 Calls to Action in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report.

Stephen and Michelene Worobetz Foundation

Intake deadlines: March 1st at 5:00 p.m. and October 1st at 5:00 p.m. each year

The Stephen and Michelene Worobetz Foundation supports religion, health, education and culture. The Trustees of the Stephen and Michelene Worobetz Foundation, place preference on projects that focus on increasing awareness and appreciation for Ukrainian culture and heritage.

James P. Mahoney Institute of the Family

Intake deadline: May 15th at 5:00 p.m. each year

The James P. Mahoney Institute of the Family operates on a non-denominational basis and considers funding requests from registered charities for activities strengthening and supporting families living in communities within the Saskatoon Roman Catholic Diocese.

The Verna and Lionel McGillivray Fund for Children in Saskatchewan

Intake deadline: October 15th at 5:00 p.m. each year

Grants are awarded to projects that provide “Christmas cheer to needy families.” To request funds for children and youth, please apply to Youth Endowment Saskatoon.