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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Advisor Perspective: How Do you Approach Charitable Giving with your Clients?

By Kevin Hegedus, Financial Planner, Prairie Wealth Management, and Saskatoon Community Foundation Donor Estate planning can be one of the most difficult and emotional discussions for clients and their family members alike. Which is why the relationship between financial advisors and their clients can be a crucial component to the Estate Planning process. It is […]

TEN REASONS PEOPLE CHOOSE COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS

We are a local organization with deep roots in the community, and part of a nationwide movement whose support we build and share. We bring donors to the table as community builders, working closely with them to align their philanthropic vision with the community’s needs. We identify long-term needs and opportunities and invest in solutions that let our communities guide […]

LIFE INSURANCE

Life insurance is the one asset almost everyone has. For the young parent with limited dollars, it is a way to protect the family against economic loss in the event of a parent’s premature death. For the business owner, it may provide dollars to buy out a deceased partner’s interest or compensate for the loss […]

APPRECIATED SECURITIES

Gifts of appreciated securities that are publicly listed have an added benefit of eliminated capital gains. 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. The transaction is generally a simple electronic transfer of shares undertaken by the […]

GIFT OPTIONS

Cash When a donor makes a gift of cash or property to a local community foundation, every dollar goes to work the moment it is given, providing vital current support to local programs and/or building endowment funds to provide support for the future. A gift of cash gives a donor the satisfaction of seeing their […]

HOW TO START THE DISCUSSION

One of the simplest and most important things you can do to help your clients enjoy the benefits of charitable giving is to ask them the giving question: “Is there a cause you care deeply for or a community need you would like to have an impact on? Why raise charitable giving at all? Your […]