Bill Peterson and Paul Lavoie Get the Best Mileage for Giving Back
December 15, 2020
Bill and Paul are building charitable funds for specific areas they want to support, trusting the foundation to steward their funds and take care of the details.
The Many Charities Sustained by the Gladys Hall Fund: She Would Have Been Delighted
November 16, 2020
You can be like Gladys. Gladys Hall carefully saved and invested throughout her career to create an endowed fund that now sustains multiple charities. It is achievable to create a remarkable $1M legacy, starting with a small gift.
Tori Slade Tribute Creates Musical Space for Children and Youth of All Abilities
November 13, 2020
Brenda Baker and Art Slade wanted to do something in their daughter’s memory to spread joy and kindness. In establishing the Tori Slade Fund they found a fitting tribute reflecting who Tori was and her rapturous experience of music.
Ten Reasons People Choose Community Foundations
November 1, 2020
A member of the Community Foundations of Canada, Saskatoon Community Foundation has deep roots in our local community. Looking for solutions, impact, flexibility, transparency, and community focus? Ask us how to get started.
Be a Bob: The Robert A. (Bob) Steane Legacy
September 1, 2020
After a lifetime of giving, Bob Steane gave one last transformational gift through his estate to improve the lives of his neighbours and community. His over $10M gift promotes the arts, addresses homelessness, and enhances health care.
Working with a Community Foundation
September 1, 2020
Community Foundations of Canada are uniquely positioned to bring together people who care about making a lasting difference in our community with charitable organizations addressing pressing priorities.
Saskatoon Inter-Agency Response to COVID-19
August 5, 2020
The Saskatoon Inter-Agency Response to COVID-19 group is working to serve vulnerable residents. It has provided a coordinated approach for service, information, and resources.
Music Scholarship Application Deadline Extended
June 1, 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 talented music students beginning their careers.
Leadership from the Street Up
June 1, 2020
Shane Partridge is the voice we need in Saskatoon, working with street gangs and advocating for rehabilitation. Shane is a recipient of the Saskatoon Community Foundation Leadership Bursary.
Bart Hunter Receives Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal
May 14, 2020
Philanthropist Bart Hunter is recognized by the province for his contributions, volunteerism, and impact. He credits wife Cindy for her partnership and support.
Canadian Donors’ Motivation to Impact the Community: Gift Planners’ Study
May 1, 2020
This Canadian Association of Gift Planners study looked at donors' motivations. Giving back to community proves to be a much larger motivation than the prospective tax breaks.
Talking about Philanthropy
November 1, 2019
In conversations with their clients, financial advisors can gain a deeper understanding of their clients' philanthropic interests and values. With many Canadians retiring and transferring wealth over the coming years, the relationships with advisors are key.