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 […]

Talking about Talking about Philanthropy

THE ADVISOR/CLIENT CONVERSATION By Sara Neely, Director of Philanthropic Services, Victoria Foundation Two-thirds of the wealth in Canada is self-made. Others have inherited their wealth. Entrepreneurship is the dominant source of self-made wealth. By 2025, 2 million Canadians will retire; 1 million of them will be businessowners. A $1 trillion transfer of wealth from one […]

WORKING WITH A COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Saskatoon Community Foundation is one of 191 community foundations across Canada. We are uniquely positioned to bring together people like you who care about making a lasting difference in our community, with charitable organizations that are addressing our most pressing priorities. YOU CAN ACHIEVE YOUR PHILANTHROPIC GOALS, WE ARE HERE TO HELP You might already […]

Charitable Giving: worth so much more than just a tax break!

By John Hallward With the arrival of the warmer weather and some sunshine this seems like a good time to shine a light on new research findings about the giving motivations of wealthy Canadians. A ground breaking report released in November 2014 by The GIV3 Foundation, in partnership with Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP), […]

Making a lasting gift to your community

    Including a charitable bequest in your will is a simple way to make a lasting gift to your community. When you make this gift through the Saskatoon Community Foundation, we establish a special fund that benefits the community forever and becomes your personal legacy of giving.       How it works You […]

BUILDING YOUR LEGACY

Continuing to honour your charitable wishes is important to us. We will track your grantmaking history and use this as a road map for future giving, should you no longer be able to make recommendations. You may also wish to involve your family in your ongoing philanthropy and consider your Fund in your estate planning. […]

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 […]

Saskatoon Community Foundation gets record-breaking number of requests

Lacking the resources to meet the increasing need, it has had to turn down more than half of them. Amanda Short, Saskatoon StarPhoenix Updated: March 8, 2019 The Saskatoon Community Foundation has received the highest number of requests for funding in its 49-year history. The 80 requests received for the Foundation’s Quality of Life Granting […]

Giving Securities: Good for the Community – Good for You!

By: Susan Milburn, Financial Advisor, Raymond James, and former Chair of the Saskatoon Community Foundation. A donation to your favourite charity is good for our community, but you can also make that charitable donation do double duty by making it good for you! As both a long time donor to the Saskatoon Community Foundation and […]