Charitable Giving: worth so much more than just a tax break!

By John Hallward With the arrival of the warmer weather and some sunshine this seems like a good time to shine a light on new research findings about the giving motivations of wealthy Canadians. A ground breaking report released in November 2014 by The GIV3 Foundation, in partnership with Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP), […]

Making a lasting gift to your community

    Including a charitable bequest in your will is a simple way to make a lasting gift to your community. When you make this gift through the Saskatoon Community Foundation, we establish a special fund that benefits the community forever and becomes your personal legacy of giving.       How it works You […]


Continuing to honour your charitable wishes is important to us. We will track your grantmaking history and use this as a road map for future giving, should you no longer be able to make recommendations. You may also wish to involve your family in your ongoing philanthropy and consider your Fund in your estate planning. […]

Saskatoon Community Foundation gets record-breaking number of requests

Lacking the resources to meet the increasing need, it has had to turn down more than half of them. Amanda Short, Saskatoon StarPhoenix Updated: March 8, 2019 The Saskatoon Community Foundation has received the highest number of requests for funding in its 49-year history. The 80 requests received for the Foundation’s Quality of Life Granting […]

Leadership from the Street Up

Shane Partridge is the Assistant with the Provincial Street Gang Strategy and Program Coordinator for STR8 UP. He is the 2018 recipient of the Saskatoon Community Foundation Leadership Bursary. Shane grew up on a farm west of Saskatoon. His parents introduced him to alcohol very early in his life. By the time he was in […]

Giving Securities: Good for the Community – Good for You!

By: Susan Milburn, Financial Advisor, Raymond James, and former Chair of the Saskatoon Community Foundation. A donation to your favourite charity is good for our community, but you can also make that charitable donation do double duty by making it good for you! As both a long time donor to the Saskatoon Community Foundation and […]

Advisor Perspective: How Do you Approach Charitable Giving with your Clients?

By Kevin Hegedus, Financial Planner, Prairie Wealth Management, and Saskatoon Community Foundation Donor Estate planning can be one of the most difficult and emotional discussions for clients and their family members alike. Which is why the relationship between financial advisors and their clients can be a crucial component to the Estate Planning process. It is […]


We are a local organization with deep roots in the community, and part of a nationwide movement whose support we build and share. We bring donors to the table as community builders, working closely with them to align their philanthropic vision with the community’s needs. We identify long-term needs and opportunities and invest in solutions that let our communities guide […]


Life insurance is the one asset almost everyone has. For the young parent with limited dollars, it is a way to protect the family against economic loss in the event of a parent’s premature death. For the business owner, it may provide dollars to buy out a deceased partner’s interest or compensate for the loss […]