Foundation / Corporation
Community Initiatives Fund (CIF)
10/01/19 4:00 PM CST - For Annual Grants only
Grants of up to $5,000, grants of up to $25,000, and grants of up to $50,000 for Saskatchewan nonprofit organizations, municipalities, health regions, and schools for programs to benefit the local community. Funding is intended for programs that fall within one of the following three funding themes:
Healthy Growth and Development of Children and Youth:
- The CIF provides grants to programs that support the development of children and youth, providing young children with a good start in life and preparing youth for the future. Community programs and services intended to benefit young people who face financial, accessibility or other barriers will receive higher priority.
Nonprofit and Community Leadership:
- The CIF provides grants to programs for all ages that support healthy lifestyles, supportive and inclusive communities, and provide access to programs and services.
Individual and Community Wellbeing:
- The CIF provides grants to support initiatives that provide training and resources for nonprofit staff, Board members and volunteers to improve program delivery, governance and leadership, and the involvement of volunteers.
For more information about Funding Themes and Priorities, see: http://www.cifsask.org/uploads/CIF%20CGP%20Guidelines%20English%20-%20Colour%20Web.pdf#page=2.
The vision of The Community Initiatives Fund is to enhance the quality of life for all Saskatchewan people, including those who:
- Experience barriers to participation in community programs (e.g., financial, physical, etc.);
- Are First Nations people living off-reserve;
- Are Métis people;
- Are newcomers to Canada;
- Live in rural or remote areas of the province including Northern Saskatchewan
CIF expects that all programs funded through the Community Grant Program will be:
- Inclusive of all ages, ability, gender, income, and cultural backgrounds;
- Accessible, safe, and age and ability appropriate;
- Prevention based with a focus on long term outcomes;
- Community based.
Annual grants support programs are no more than 12 months in length and are not summer programs. Programs may be offered continuously throughout the year, may be for a defined time period (e.g., an 8 week program), or may be short-term projects such as a one-day training session.
Summer grants support programs are held between May 1 and August 31. Summer grants support only programs, or the portion of programs, that benefit children and youth.
GrantWatch ID#: 174511
- A maximum of $25,000 is given for a local project
- A maximum of $50,000 is given for a provincial project
- A maximum of $5,000 is awarded
CIF grants are for a maximum of 12 months.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Contact the funding source at:
CIF Grants Administrator
1870 Lorne Street
Regina, SK S4P 2L7