Saskatoon Inter-Agency Response to COVID-19

The Saskatoon Inter-Agency Response to COVID-19 (Inter-Agency Response) is a group representing over 50 community-based organizations and government agencies. The collaboration was formed to address the unique challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic for agencies serving vulnerable residents. An Incident Command Structure was adopted through City of Saskatoon emergency management, and was staffed by reallocated […]

Music Scholarship Application Deadline Extended

Applications for the Dr. Whitmer Firor Music Scholarship are currently open. Music students are invited to apply before the extended deadline of August 31. This scholarship is valued at $2,797.87 for 2020. The Dr. Whitmer Firor Music Scholarship marked its 25th anniversary in 2020. Over the years the fund has granted in excess of $50,000 to […]

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]