Grants & Awards

Strategic grant making is the heart of what Saskatoon Community Foundation does.

Through the efforts of the Grants Committee, we grant to over 200 different charities each year. Our grants support a wide range of community needs, including poverty, education, health, arts and culture, people with disabilities, environment, family, children and youth, and many other worthy causes that matter to the people of Saskatoon.

Since it was founded in 1970, Saskatoon Community Foundation has granted more than $41 million dollars for charitable programs and local community organizations.

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Community Granting Programs

Our community granting programs include the Quality of Life Granting Program, the Community Fund for Reconciliation, and Youth Endowment Saskatoon.

Corporate Granting Programs and Donor Funds

Beyond the community granting programs, we have several other opportunities for charities to apply for funding from corporate granting programs and donor funds.

Investment Readiness Program

The Government of Canada’s Investment Readiness Program is a new $50M fund that, in partnership with Community Foundations of Canada, aims to help social purpose organizations build their capacity to participate in the growing social finance market.

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Emergency Community Support Fund

Saskatoon Community Foundation and Community Foundations of Canada are also partners in providing emergency relief by administering the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund to help support communities made increasingly vulnerable by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Community Impact

Grant seekers and donors alike turn to Saskatoon Community Foundation when they want to make a positive impact in our community. Our role is to create a bridge for donors with charities to enable them to do their good work. Read the great community impact stories that are made possible through philanthropy and strong partnerships.