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.


Cameco Fund for Mental Health- Saskatchewan

Did you know that 49% of Canadians feel they’ve suffered from anxiety or depression but have never sought help? It’s time to Step Up for Mental Health! Established in 2019, Step Up for Mental Health is a Saskatoon-based run/walk to raise funds and awareness for mental health. Every dollar from registration fees, plus a matching […]

Investment Readiness Program

Important Dates: Applications for the second round of funding are now open, and the deadline to apply is October 9, 2020. Program Overview The Government of Canada’s Investment Readiness Program (IRP) is a new $50M fund that, in partnership with Community Foundation of Canada, aims to help social purpose organizations build their capacity to participate in […]

Bishop James P. Mahoney Institute of the Family

2020 Intake deadline: July 29th at 5:00 p.m.

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.

Emergency Community Support Fund

Saskatoon Community Foundation is re-activating the Emergency Community Support Fund together with Community Foundations of Canada  The COVID-19 pandemic has been an unpredictable and challenging time for many, with some communities experiencing higher levels of vulnerability than others. Marginalized groups, youth, children and the elderly, essential workers, and newcomers are just some of the communities […]

Quality of Life Grants for COVID-19 Resilience

Intake Deadline: April 27, 2020.
In light of the COVID-19 crisis, Saskatoon Community Foundation has created an expedited application process to respond to community needs. This process replaces our typical Quality of Life grants for 2020. To apply for support, your organization must be a qualified donee (registered charity or municipality).All qualified donee organizations affected by COVID-19, whether in terms of changes to your programs or the impact on your operations, are invited to apply.

Stephen and Michelene Worobetz Foundation

Intake deadlines: March 1st at 5:00 p.m. and October 1st at 5:00 p.m. each year

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.

Youth Endowment Saskatoon (YES)

Intake Deadline: March 2, 2020

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.

Community Fund for Reconciliation Grants

Intake Deadline: April 1st, 2020.

Projects funded from the Community Fund for Reconciliation should offer “new ways of living together.” They should involve Indigenous-led partnerships among both Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations, which promote Indigenous leadership and address one or more of the 94 Calls to Action in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report.