Smart and Caring Fund

Smart & Caring Fund

As many programs and events are already being cancelled and postponed, we encourage you to contact us should you anticipate not being able to fulfill any SSCF granting requirements; email and/or to start a discussion about possible options.

September 1st Deadline (11:45pm)
Please Note: Guidelines and Criteria may change prior to the application process opening for the September 1 deadline.
The application process will be open in our Online Grant Portal June 1, 2021.

Guidelines and Criteria

The South Saskatchewan Community Foundation (SSCF) grants to charitable activities that promote and enhance vibrant, healthy and caring communities in south Saskatchewan. The purpose of the Smart & Caring Fund is to allow the SSCF to respond to areas of focus identified in its current Vital Signs Report.

The 50 Vital Community Conversations 2019 Report identifies Belonging as the top community indicator, and five emerging issues:


1) Sustaining rural communities;

2) Drug abuse and addiction;

3) Safety in communities;

4) Racism towards new immigrants and Indigenous peoples; and

5) Homelessness and affordable housing.


Grants in the range of $500 to $2000 may be awarded to successful applicants.


Special requests for grants up to $5,000 may be considered for projects or program adaptations to address demonstrated community needs specific to COVID-19 realities.


(Activities must take place in south Saskatchewan: from Davidson west to the Alberta border, east to the Manitoba border, and south to the United States border.)

How to Apply

Application Checklist

To be considered a complete application, the following documentation must be received by SSCF by the deadline (September 1, 2021 – 11:45pm):

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