South Saskatchewan Community Foundation is pleased to be acknowledging the worthy recipients of the Smart and Caring fund from 2016:
The Smart and Caring Fund is an endowed fund that provides a long-term view to responding to the most urgent community needs in south Saskatchewan as identified in the Vital Signs report.
The fund provides annual grants and/or emergency grants to a vast range of local charities working to ensure our community is a healthy, safe, vibrant and caring one for all those who live in south Saskatchewan.
Grants from this fund are available to a wide range of charitable organizations working in areas of current and emerging community needs.
SSCF has a campaign goal to grow our Smart and Caring fund to $500,000 by 2017 – Canada’s 150th birthday to respond to His Excellency, The Right Honourable David Johnson, Governor General of Canada’s call to community foundations across Canada to build a Smart and Caring nation by 2017, where every community has access to a local Smart and Caring initiative or program.
To date, we have raised over $435,000 and we know that with your support, we can reach and even exceed our goal. Donors can contribute with cash, online giving, or by considering a bequest to the fund in their will.
Most importantly, we acknowledge that this fund is possible because of the generous donors who have built the endowment over the past 3 years.
The Foundation believes in a vital community where everyone can belong. SSCF contributes to building community vitality by identifying priorities and working to respond to critical issues in our community.
Our 2016 Regina Area Vital Signs Report, guided by our community advisory council, summarizes important priorities -- this year focusing on building economic inclusion, pursuing reconciliation and welcoming newcomers.
Together, we all take pride in this work and are proud that the work we do together allows investments like this to happen.