The Verna and Lionel McGillivray Fund for Children in Saskatchewan

Verna and Lionel McGillivray established their Fund for Children in Saskatchewan with a bequest to the Saskatoon Community Foundation, when Verna passed away shortly after her husband Lionel. This generous Saskatoon couple had several goals for their donation including benefiting “disadvantaged children within the province of Saskatchewan” and “Christmas cheer for needy families.”

In 2017, this fund has $45,478 available for granting. Each year, twenty-five percent is allocated to Camp Easter Seal. The remainder is granted in response to applications.

Applicants must be:

  • Registered charities or other qualified donees under Canada Revenue Agency regulations; and
  • Serving disadvantaged children 14 and younger

Note: Your organization’s activities do not need to be targeted solely to children. However, children 0-14 must benefit from the program applying for McGillivray funds.

Application deadline is October 15th of each year.

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