Community vitality has been the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation’s purpose, promise, and passion since 1969 when we started connecting donors to community needs and opportunities. We act as a bridge between donors and charities in southern Saskatchewan to help create and maintain a strong community for generations to come. We are a catalyst and resource for philanthropy and a vehicle for generous individuals, families and businesses who want to give something back to their community both during and after their lifetime.
Together, we help build strong and resilient places to live, work and play. Inclusive. Innovative. Forward-looking. Vital. This is our vision for our community. The South Saskatchewan Community Foundation(SSCF) is a proud member of Community Foundations of Canada, our national membership organization that includes a network of over 191 community foundations across Canada.
Community foundations are dedicated to enriching the quality of community life in specific geographical areas. Community foundations are not charities supporting their own programs, nor do they compete with other charities/agencies for funds. Rather they pool the charitable gifts of many donors to cultivate and grow permanently endowed funds to provide lasting support for local community needs and priorities. Income generated by permanent endowment funds is distributed to support a broad range of community agencies/charities and causes, while the original investment is left to grow over time.