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2016 Salute! Celebrates Quality of Life Grants

May 10, 2016

For immediate release

On May 10, 2016, the Saskatoon Community Foundation hosts its 5th annual Salute!, celebrating the generous spirit and commitment of those individuals and organizations who make Saskatoon the best community in which to live.

Salute! features several speakers, including sponsor Jay Stark of Sutton Financial Group, 2015 Cornerstone of the Community Award recipient John Cross and Dean Dodge of Saskatoon YMCA, recipient of the 2015 SCF Signature Grant.

The event proudly announces the following 2016 Quality of Life grant recipients:

Organization NameProject NameGrant
Saskatoon Open Door SocietyYouth Empowerment Workshop$10,000.00
READ SaskatoonREAD Saskatoon Criss Cross Applesauce (Early Learning Program)$20,000.00
Ecole Alvin Buckwold Playground committeeEcole Alvin Buckwold School Playground  Refurbishment$4,180.00
Saskatchewan Abilities CouncilSocial and Leisure Youth Program (SLYP-Out)$10,000.00
Care & Share Saskatoon Inc.Babysitter Program$9,000.00
Prairie Hospice Society Inc.Hospice Without Walls$10,000.00
Canadian Diabetes AssociationCanadian Diabetes Association D-Camps$10,000.00
Saskatoon Family YMCAHealthy Parents Healthy Families$10,000.00
Sexual Health Centre SaskatoonSexual Health Education & Outreach Program$20,000.00
SARBISARBI Day Program$10,000.00
Saskatoon Council on Aging Inc.Senior Volunteer Connections$5,500.00
Autism ServicesAutism Services Summer Program$10,000.00
Free Flow Dance Theatre CompanyFree Community Dance Workshop program$3,000.00
The Elizabeth Fry Society of SaskatchewanCircle of Supports women’s sharing circle$5,000.00
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon & AreaOutcome Measurement Survey$4,450.00
Northern Saskatchewan International Children’s FestivalPotashCorp Children’s Festival of Saskatchewan$10,000.00
Special Olympics SaskatchewanSpecial Olympics ED Feehan Track Meet$5,000.00
Lakeridge Playground Project CommitteeLakeridge Playground Project – Phase 1 (Saskatoon Public School Division Site)$10,000.00
The AIM ProgramEarly Learning Programs$20,000.00
CLASSIC (Community Legal Assistance Services for Saskatoon Inner City Inc.)Summer Student Program – Walk-in Advocacy Clinic (WAC)$5,000.00
25th Street Theatre Centre IncKidsConnect Community Inclusion Project at the Saskatoon Fringe Theatre and Street Festival$5,000.00
Saskatchewan Association for Community LivingYouth Inclusion Programs$10,000.00
Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA)Mom & Kids Group$13,624.81
Station 20 WestBreastfeeding Matters: Building Capacity and Leadership of First Nations and Metis Women$20,000.00
Nurturing with RhymesNurturing with Rhymes – Fall 2016$1,440.00
Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning CentreSaskatoon Food Bank Strategic Plan$7,500.00
Saskatoon Symphony SocietyVolunteer Engagement for Capacity Building$2,500.00
CHEP Good Food IncAboriginal Engagement: Addressing Barriers to Food Insecurity$15,000.00
Saskatoon Youth OrchestraSaskatoon Youth Orchestra-Fee Assistance Program$5,000.00
Lions 5CN Sight & Service Foundation,Lions School Sight Project$7,000.00
SWITCHInterdisciplinary Traditional and Complimentary Primary Health and Wellness Services$20,000.00
Saskatchewan Intercultural AssociationActive Culture$5,505.00
Tamarack FoundationCamp Tamarack- “Education in the Great Outdoors”$5,000.00
Association des parents fransaskois inc.French early childhood and family programs (programmes d’appui à la petite enfance et la famille)$10,000.00
FASD NetworkIntensive FASD Support for Children/Families$10,000.00

Salute! is Proudly Sponsored by Sutton Financial Group

About Saskatoon Community Foundation
The SCF manages over $63 million in assets and over 280 endowed funds provided by donors committed to creating a long-term resource to support our community. Over its 46 years of service to our community, the Saskatoon Community Foundation has accepted gifts from thousands of donors and made total grants in excess of $24 million. Because the Saskatoon Community Foundation invests donor gifts and grants the income generated by endowed funds received, these gifts will continue to have a positive impact for Saskatoon, forever!

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Media Contact:

Carm Michalenko, Executive Director
Saskatoon Community Foundation
(306) 665-1766


Don Ewles, Grants and Communications Manager
Saskatoon Community Foundation
(306) 665-1767