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Building communities for all to prosper together and forever.

The South Saskatchewan Community Foundation serves as a bridge between donors and charities in Southern Saskatchewan.


We believe in facilitating Saskatchewan philanthropy, supporting local charities and developing our community so that our home is a more vital, strong, and fair place to live, work and play.

The success of our communities is measured by the results powered by you.

“Those who support the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation show us the way. You show us, by your example, that each of us has the power to make a difference, and together, we can address even the greatest challenges.”

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You choose where the impact is made.

Community foundations enrich the quality of community life. Together we’ve given back more than $34 million to communities over the last 50 years.

Arts & Culture

We're proud to bring charities and Saskatchewan donors together. Last year, a $25 million endowed gift was bestowed to support the operations of the MacKenzie Art Gallery.

Social Services

The G. Murray and Edna Forbes Foundation Fund works to fulfill the Forbes’ dream by donating to such charities that work to end poverty, homelessness, and support youth.

Education & Scholarships

Thanks to donors who value the importance of education many scholarships are supported through funds at the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation.

Health

Funds like the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund are intended to address gaps in areas like food and shelter shortages, as well as meeting the needs of children and the most vulnerable.

Spiritual

The Forbes Foundation Fund ensures continuous support for the organizations that were near and dear to the Forbes’ hearts including significant renovations to St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Environmental

The Joyce Gemmell Jessen Habitat Conservation Fund donated its inaugural grant to Ducks Unlimited to ensure 100 acres of critically important waterfowl breeding habitat will be protected in perpetuity.

Together, for over 50 years, SSCF philanthropists have given back more than $40 million to communities

That dedication, generosity and a love for the people of this province has had immense impact. 

 

From a start with an endowment of around $60,000 in 1969, countless dedicated SSCF volunteers, staff, and donors have fostered assets of nearly $80 million today.

Our Foundation

Founded in 1969, SSCF invests for the long-term with endowment Funds that focus on impact in our community.

Our History

With your support, the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation celebrated 50 years in 2019.

Our Team

We are proud that many distinguished members of the community serve on our volunteer Board of Directors.

Make your community impact today.
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We are your philanthropic partner, here to ensure every dollar you give provides important impact. Our grant-making expertise and community knowledge can align your values and interests with community needs.