Strategic Grantmaking is the core of what the Saskatoon Community Foundation does. Through the efforts of the Grants Committee, we support over 100 different charities each year. Our grants support a wide range of community needs, including poverty, education, health, arts & culture, people with disabilities, environment, family, children and youth, and many other worthy causes that matter to the people of Saskatoon. Since 1970, the Saskatoon Community Foundation has made hundreds of community grants totaling over 29 million dollars. Each of these hundreds of grants represents only a small piece of the charitable programs that make our community the best place to live.

The Quality of Life Granting Program is our core unrestricted granting program. In addition to Quality of Life, we have several other opportunities for charities to funding from corporate granting programs, donor funds and Youth Endowment Saskatoon.

Please refer to our Granting Policy before submitting your application.


Community Fund for Reconciliation Grants

APPLICATIONS FOR 2018 ARE NOW CLOSED. The Community Fund for Reconciliation In 2017, the Saskatoon Community Foundation announced the creation of the Community Fund for Reconciliation, a permanently endowed fund that would forever support the work of reconciliation for all the people of Saskatoon. The Saskatoon Community Foundation will seek gifts for current needs and […]

Stephen and Michelene Worobetz Foundation

Intake deadlines: March 1st, 2018 and October 1st, 2018

The Stephen and Michelene Worobetz Foundation supports religion, health, education and culture. The Trustees of the Stephen and Michelene Worobetz Foundation, place preference on projects that focus on increasing awareness and appreciation for Ukrainian culture and heritage.

James P. Mahoney Institute of the Family

Intake deadline: May 15 each year

The James P. Mahoney Institute of the Family operates on a non-denominational basis and considers funding requests from registered charities for activities strengthening and supporting families living in communities within the Saskatoon Roman Catholic Diocese.

The Verna and Lionel McGillivray Fund for Children in Saskatchewan

Intake deadline: October 15 each year

Projects must serve disadvantaged children (14 and younger) in our community. Although activities do not need to be targeted solely to children, children 0-14 must benefit from the program applying for McGillivray funds.

Nutrien Partnership Grants – Feeding the Future

Intake Deadline: November 1st each year

Eligible projects must be in a community where Nutrien has operations: Saskatoon, Rocanville, Lanigan and Allan. Priority may be given to projects that focus on youth and education, but all requests will be considered.

Macro Properties Prairie Partnership

Intake Deadline: December 15, 2018

Macro Properties funding will be granted to projects that serve the communities of Esterhazy, Kerrobert, North Battleford, Prince Albert or Saskatoon. Grants will focus on Early Childhood Education, First Nations Educational Outcomes and Self-Reliance Initiatives.

Quality Of Life Granting Program

Intake Deadlines:
Letters of Intent: February 1st each year
Full applications (if requested): March 1st each year

SCF continues to support projects and on-going initiatives in six main areas of focus: Arts & Culture, Capacity Building, Education, Environment, Health and Social Development. Applications accepted from registered charities and qualified donees.

Youth Endowment Saskatoon (YES)

This fund provides grants to youth focused programming and initiatives in Saskatoon. By donating to this fund you are providing opportunities for youth now and in the future.


Egadz’ Action to Employment Program

Thanks to a $20,000 Quality of Life grant, Egadz’ Action to Employment Program assists seniors in our community, while teaching vital skills to youth at risk. The Action to Employment Program offers yard care and snow removal to seniors, helping them to stay in their homes safely. Youth learn job readiness skills, teamwork and the value […]

Rock Your Roots Walk for Reconciliation

Supported in 2017 by a grant from the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, and 2018 through 2021 by an inaugural grant from the Community Fund for Reconciliation, the Rock Your Roots Walk for Reconciliation is a central event revealing the groundswell of support for reconciliation in our community. Held annually since 2016 on June 21, […]

Orange Shirt Day

The Saskatoon Community Foundation was proud to support Orange Shirt day activities in 2017 through the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th. Orange Shirt Day commemorates the legacy of residential schools and their impact on indigenous children. It grew out of  a young girl’s story of having her new orange shirt taken away on her first […]