Quality Of Life Granting Program

About Quality of Life Grants

Quality of Life grants is Saskatoon Community Foundation’s core unrestricted grants program. Thousands of donors over the Foundation’s 50 year history have given so that Saskatoon Community Foundation will have the flexibility to address the most important and pressing community opportunities. These grants are supported not only by thousands of smaller donations which make up the Give YXE Fund, but also many endowed funds for which the donors have given the Foundation discretion to make granting decisions.

Saskatoon Community Foundation’s current strategic focus is Belonging. Everyone deserves a community in which they feel that they belong. Saskatoon Community Foundation supports projects which seek to support, enhance and increase a strong sense of belonging in the community. Registered charities are encouraged to submit requests for support of projects fostering Belonging in two main areas of focus:

1. Reconciliation: Does your project address directly or indirectly any of the 94 Calls to Action identified by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission? Does your project reflect an awareness of issues affecting relationships among indigenous and non-indigenous Canadians?

2. Social Inclusion: Does your project improve inclusiveness among diverse cultures or demographic groups? Does it promote cross-cultural tolerance or understanding? Does it value and celebrate our diversity?

The Quality of Life Grants program can still support projects which touch on its traditional areas of focus: Arts and CultureEducationEnvironmentHealthSocial Development, and Capacity Building. However, projects should now be presented in terms of their impact on Belonging.

Saskatoon Community Foundation also supports Belonging by promoting Opportunities for Youth. Organizations seeking support for youth-focused projects should apply through Youth Endowment Saskatoon.

Note: In accordance with federal regulations, the Foundation considers applications from registered charities and qualified donees, as defined by the Income Tax Act. A registered not for profit organization is not necessarily a registered charity. Questions about registered charity status can be answered by the Canada Revenue Agency at 1-800-267-2384 or www.cra-arc.gc.ca. Organizations which are not qualified donees must partner with qualified donees in order to seek funding. The partnership must be one in which the qualified donee organization can present the programming as part of its charitable mission, serve as the recipient of grant funds and be accountable for their use.

Please review our Granting Policy  and Quality of Life Granting Terms of Reference prior to making an online application.

Go to our contact us page to have a representative of The Foundation contact you about the Quality of Life Granting Program.

Application deadline for Letters of Intent to Apply (LOIs) for Quality of Life Grants is February 1st at 5:00 p.m. each year.

Application deadline for full applications (if requested) is March 1st at 5:00 p.m. each year.

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