Individual Donors Articles

Your Year-end Charitable Giving Questions Answered

December 11, 2023

Important deadlines for 2023 year-end charitable gifts.

Charitable Gifts of Insurance are a Powerful and Under-used Tool

December 7, 2023

An innovative new insurance product designed for charitable giving offers flexibility for donors and the ability to unlock significant donations for their chosen charities.

The Extraordinary Story of a Group of Extraordinary Girls

November 7, 2023

30 Birds Foundation reached out to Saskatoon Community Foundation to establish a fund to support evacuation and resettlement of Afghan girls.

Celeste Leray-Leicht Has Hope for Kids

November 6, 2023

Northern Lights Movement for Kids has become a purpose and inspiration for Celeste and her community, connecting kids in Indigenous and Non-Indigenous communities.

A Family Gift: Honouring the Shared Heritage of Ukrainian and Indigenous Peoples

November 6, 2023

Together, the Kishchuks decided to direct a grant from their family fund to build understanding of the early connections between Indigenous peoples and settlers from Ukraine.

2 Reasons for Giving Securities: It’s Good for the Community and Good for You

September 26, 2023

Long-time donor, retired financial advisor, and former Chair Susan Milburn offers wisdom on using investments for strategic year-end charitable donations.

Federal Match: Robert Steane Funds for the Arts

July 10, 2023

Bob Steane wanted to leverage his legacy gift for new investment in the arts.

Harry Koehn’s Gift of a Lifetime: the Legacy of an Exemplary Canadian

January 11, 2023

Harry Koehn established The Harry Koehn Student Award with a legacy gift through his will. His endowment at Saskatoon Community Foundation exists in perpetuity, granting funding for two Saskatchewan Polytechnic students every year, forever.

Gene Pidwerbesky’s Harvest Gift for Children’s Health

November 29, 2022

Grain farmer Gene Pidwerbesky's generosity is inspiring for all donors and their families, to identify the very special causes they are passionate about.

Create Your Saskatoon Legacy: Maximize Impact, Minimize Taxes

August 10, 2022

Philanthropists and their professional financial advisors are invited to attend this strategic estate planning workshop with CEO Mark Halpern of

Cherry Tree House Productions Creates New Donor Advised Spendable Fund Benefiting Aspiring Musicians

December 23, 2021

The foundation's first Donor Advised Spendable Fund donors, Lowell McLaren and Denise Zentner of Cherry Tree House Productions, are "paying it forward" to encourage aspiring future musicians.

Questions about Year-End giving?

December 13, 2021

Strategic giving at year-end makes a big impact in your community. Here are the deadlines for transferring securities and donating by cheque or online.