Quality of Life Granting Program
February 1, 2023If the deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline becomes the next business day.
Type of Funding: Project Funding
Quality of Life 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 Saskatoon in three main areas of focus:
- 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?
- Diversity, Equity, Inclusion: Does your project improve inclusiveness among diverse cultures or demographic groups? Does it seek to improve equity for a particular segment of the community, or improve the community’s understanding of issues around equity? Does it promote cross-cultural tolerance or understanding? Does it value and celebrate our diversity?
- Youth Engagement: How does your project or program engage youth to be included more effectively in Saskatoon’s community life?
The Quality of Life Grants program can still support projects which touch on its traditional areas of focus:
- Arts and Culture
- Social Development
- Capacity Building.
However, projects should now be presented in terms of their impact on Belonging.
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.
Application Deadline for Letters of Intent to Apply (LOIs): February 1st at 5:00 p.m. each year.
Application Deadline for full applications (if requested): March 1st at 5:00 p.m. each year.