Youth Endowment Saskatoon (YES)

Young people who care about their communities are increasingly getting involved in philanthropy.

By forming Youth Advisory Councils (YACs) within local community foundations, young people come together to raise money, build endowment funds and make grants to local youth projects. YACs are in their teens and twenties, with a lot of ideas and energy to bring to the table. There are already YACs in more than 55 communities across Canada, and the momentum is building.

In 2004, the Saskatoon Community Foundation launched its own Youth Advisory Council (YAC). Between 2004 and 2012, our YAC enhanced the quality of life for Saskatoon children and youth by disbursing grants from the Batting 1000 Endowment for Children and Youth, a fund created from gifts from many donors who wanted to see youth take a greater role in philanthropy in our community. The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) made its ninth round of grants in the spring of 2013. Beginning in 2013, the Batting 1000 Endowment for Children and Youth was renamed Youth Endowment Saskatoon, and grants made from the fund are now known as YES! From now on, the YAC will say YES! to projects for children and youth in Saskatoon!

 The 2019 Youth Advisory Council has set their vision: 

To lead change by understanding the needs of the community and making meaningful grants to charitable organizations in Saskatchewan.


Based on this, they have focused on support to the following areas:

Healthy Living

  1. Social Inequalities
    • Education access and support
    •  Teen & single parent programming
  2. Mental and Physical health
    • Access to sports for all
    • Mental health supports
  3. Social Well Being
    • Learning & sharing between cultures
    • Financial education and job skills

Applications must have a primary focus of children & youth participants.  Applications outside of our focus area will be accepted and considered.

All applications will be reviewed by the Youth Advisory Committee and recommendations for approval by will be made to the Saskatoon Community Foundation Board of Directors by them.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 at 5:00pm.

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