Community Builder Agreements

You can create a Community Builder Agreement for your estate gift. The agreement you create will describe your exact wishes for your charitable giving through your estate.

We are passionate stewards of philanthropy, helping every donor create their enduring legacy through charitable giving.

Saskatoon Community Foundation works with donors to build endowed funds that will provide sustainable support for Saskatoon’s charities. Funds can memorialize a loved one, or support a cause that matters to you and your family.

For many, the best way to maximize their ability to give is to plan for a gift at the most advantageous moment, often through bequests or gifts of life insurance.

In planning a gift, our Philanthropic Advisor can work with your lawyer, accountant, or financial advisor to ensure that your charitable goals are achieved while also minimizing your tax burden.  In this way, the resources you spent your life to earn can continue providing for the community in perpetuity, creating a legacy of giving that lasts forever.

Keith Douglas is one of our Community Builders who used the Community Builder Agreement to give directions for his estate gift, meeting initially with his financial advisor to discuss his estate plans.

Having been born and raised in Saskatoon, Keith felt that the time had come to support to the organizations that contribute to build a stronger community for the future.

It was important to me to have my donations put to work here, in my community. I feel that I made a good decision to live in Saskatoon and work here. I still am of the opinion that Saskatoon is a marvelous place to live.

–Keith Douglas

Keith passed away in 2014 at the age of 85. At that time, he left a gift of $37,500 and asked that this be added to his existing fund, The Joyce and Keith Douglas Fund. Because the fund is unrestricted, our Grants Committee guides its granting decisions, and ensures that the income goes to support projects with life changing impact. Today, the Joyce and Keith Douglas Fund is valued over $54,000, and has granted over $13,000 to charitable organizations. Keith Douglas’ legacy in our community will continue forever.

Tomorrow’s community impact is created by today’s dreamer. Do you dream of a way to shape the community you love in the future? With a Community Builder Agreement, you can create a legacy that will support Saskatoon’s vibrant and evolving community forever. Contact our Philanthropic Advisor to find out more.