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Community Fund for Canada’s 150th Provides $300,000 to Local Projects

The Community Fund for Canada’s 150th

The Saskatoon Community Foundation is proud to present a historic granting opportunity!

In partnership with Community Foundations of Canada, the Government of Canada and PotashCorp, the Saskatoon Community Foundation has $300,000 to fund local projects and initiatives. While all projects will be considered, SCF’s grants will have a special focus on reconciliation, in the spirit of building a more inclusive and welcoming community.

Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017 is an historic moment with the power to bring people and places together as we dream big about our communities and our country. It’s a chance to encourage all Canadians to contribute to their communities in a way that will foster a greater sense of belonging, support meaningful reconciliation and leave a lasting impact now and for future generations.

Applications Open: March 1, 2017

Apply online via  

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2017.

Funding Decisions by late May 2017 so that funds will be available prior to Canada Day!

A broad range of projects will be eligible for support from the Fund. Eligible projects must be based in Canada, connected to Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, and work towards one or more of the following principles:

  • ENCOURAGE participation in community activities and events to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation;
  • INSPIRE a deeper understanding about the people, places and events that shape our country and our communities; or
  • BUILD vibrant and healthy communities with the broadest possible engagement of all Canadians, including indigenous peoples; groups that reflect our cultural diversity; youth; and official language minorities.

Registered charities are eligible to apply. Non-profits, service groups and community organizations are also encouraged to create partnerships with registered charities in order to be eligible for funding.

Eligible projects must commit to performing funded activities and expenditures before January 31, 2018.

Eligible projects are required to match the value of the grant requested, through in-kind or cash contributions equal to the value of the requested grant. Grants from the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th will not exceed $15,000.00.


Media Contact:

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