Saskatoon Community Foundation received a record number of funding requests in 2019, the highest in its 49 year history. Eighty requests were received in 2019, compared to 69 in 2018 and 53 in 2017. This year, the Foundation will need to turn down as many requests as it received in 2017.
“A tight economy, rising costs, increasing needs, and reduced government funding opportunities play a role in this troubling situation,” noted Curtis Kimpton, Saskatoon Community Foundation Grants Committee Chair. “Ultimately, though, the result is that many worthy charities will not receive funding they need to deliver needed programs and services.”
Carm Michalenko Executive Director urges “the business sector and private citizens alike to contribute to making our community healthier and prosperous for all.”