Multicultural Initiatives Fund – Annual Funding

Type of Funding: Operational Funding

The next application deadline will be Winter 2022 for the next round of two-year funding. Organizations interested in applying to MIF–Annual must contact SaskCulture Consultant Paul Gingras at 1-306-780-9813, 1-866-476-6830 or to set up an initial consultation to discuss eligibility and access to the application form.

The Multicultural Initiatives Fund (MIF) prioritizes cross-cultural understanding and supports work that aligns with the principles of Truth and Reconciliation in Saskatchewan. MIF supports organizations that encourage people to share, learn, appreciate and respect cultural diversity.


Up to 50% of an organization’s annual budget, to a maximum of $20,000.


The MIF Annual grant program provides funding to community-based organizations to support ethno-cultural, multicultural, First Nations and Métis organizations reaching Indigenous people, youth, northern and/or rural communities, and newcomers.

The MIF Annual grant program prioritizes:

  • Anti-Racism work that looks at issues of power and privilege and how they impact individual and systemic discrimination; it usually includes active dialogue to build equity and justice in organizations and communities.
  • Intercultural Connections and Truth and Reconciliation entails different cultural and Indigenous groups coming together over time to build bridges through activities like exchanges, cooperative work, creating safe spaces, community dialogues, creative projects, etc. This includes projects that have a focus on implementing or working towards implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action or reconciliation efforts.
  • Integration supports welcoming and inclusive communities that create a sense of home and belonging. We recognize the creativity and innovation that arise from bringing different cultural perspectives together and cultivating the unique contributions of all.
  • Celebration of Diversity includes education and festivals that showcase differences and similarities, most often through performance, cuisine and other arts. It includes an awareness that groups that include many perspectives, especially from different cultural world views, lead to greater creativity and innovation.
  • Cultural Retention supports organizations passing on cultural practices and traditions within a particular Indigenous or ethno-cultural community.


Registered non-profit organizations based in Saskatchewan or organizations that have a primarily multicultural or ethno-cultural mandate are eligible to apply. 

MIF Annual is generally for provincial or regional multicultural or Indigenous organizations that have organizations as members such as Tribal Councils.

Before You Apply

  • Read the program guidelines; and
  • All applicants for MIF Annual Funding are required to consult with SaskCulture prior to submitting an application well in advance of the deadline.
  • If the deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline becomes the next business day.


Due to the COVID-19 implications and government restrictions, SaskCulture wants applicants to this funding program to know that:

  • All applicants will be required to agree, within the application, that they will follow appropriate public health guidelines
  • They need to carefully read the grant guidelines for COVID-19 restrictions regarding large in-person public events;
  • Groups are encouraged to consider requesting support for online-based cultural activities;
  • Applicants are encouraged to organize events with clearly articulated cancellation policies and agreements on payments; and
  • SaskCulture requires written or verbal notice of postponements or cancellations of funded events and activities.

If you have any questions about SaskCulture programs and services, please contact Outreach Consultant listed on this page.