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Grants to Saskatchewan Nonprofits
for Environmental Projects in Saskatoon

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City of Saskatoon

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02/15/18 4:30 PM Receipt


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Grants of up to $10,000 to Saskatchewan nonprofit corporations, cooperatives, or registered charities for programs related to the environment and social services that improve the quality of life in Saskatoon. Funding is intended for initiatives that support the City of Saskatoon’s strategic goal of Environmental Leadership and relate to the protection of the environment, conservation of natural resources, and environmental communications, education, and research. Half of the annual funding is allocated specifically to projects related to protection of the City's water resources.

Examples of eligible projects and expenses include:
-Events, workshops, lectures, seminars, publications;
-Purchase of materials and equipment (except uniforms);
-Special activities not normally undertaken, but still within the organization’s mandate.

This grant provides funding to environmental organizations for projects, programs or operational costs. Priority will be given to projects and programs rather than operational funding. Partnerships that involve more than one organization are encouraged.

Evaluation Criteria:

-Community Need:
The major overall criteria by which applicants shall be judged is the degree to which the proposed program meets a demonstrated community need that is supported by the City.

Priority shall be given to those programs which impact on the largest number of people in the community. The community group's past performance in achieving program objectives shall be considered.

Community groups with a large degree of community volunteer involvement within their last fiscal year shall be given priority over those with little or none.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 150381

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Funding requests should not exceed $10,000, and the grant will fund no more than 50% of any project budget.

Term of Contract:

Activities are to take place between April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for support, your organization must:

-Be registered under one of the following and comply with its provisions: the Non-profit Corporations Act of the Province of Saskatchewan; the Co-operative Act of the Province of Saskatchewan; and charitable status regulations of the Canada Revenue Agency

-Serve the needs of Saskatoon residents and have membership that resides within the geographical boundaries of the City. A national or provincial parent body of a local branch may qualify for funding provided the application relates to a program specifically targeted to Saskatoon’s environment. If your organization is the Saskatoon chapter of a provincial or national organization and is not incorporated in its own right, you can apply for funding if you include contact information for the provincial or national parent organization, including the incorporation number, so that the grant payment can be made out to the incorporated organization.

-Have an independent governing body composed of volunteers. This board will be held responsible for the effectiveness of services provided and financial accountability for assistance received.

-Organizations that received funding through the cash grant program in the past may apply again; however, preference will be given to organizations that did not receive funding in 2014.

Not Eligible:
-Organizations that exist primarily for political or sectarian purposes.
-Organizations providing third-party funding that exist for the primary purpose of fundraising or providing assistance to other groups.

The City of Saskatoon will not replace financial assistance that was previously provided to the organization by senior levels of government.

Not Funded:
-Capital projects (e.g., purchase or construction of new facilities, or renovations to existing facilities);
-Third-party funding;
-Duplication of funding already provided (e.g., projects funded previously through the Environmental Grant program or projects funded through other City of Saskatoon sources);
-Assistance to fund accumulated deficits or program shortfalls.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline for the 2018 Environmental Grant Program is 4:30pm on February 15, 2018. Please download the application below and submit it by email.

An electronic submission of the application form is preferred; however, paper copies will be accepted if received by the application deadline.

Upon notification of award, a cheque for 50% of the allocated amount will be issued to the organization; the remaining 50% will be issued after the ‘final report’ is received, including invoices and/or receipts for project expenses. Complete grant payments shall be made by July 1 each year, unless otherwise specified by City Council.

An organization will receive only one grant per year under this program. Organizations may consolidate multiple project funding requests into one application.

The grant will fund no more than 50% of any project budget. This includes the value of all assistance provided by the City of Saskatoon, such as cash grants, travel grants, donations-in-kind, and property tax exemptions.

Applicants are encouraged to review the City's plans and reports to better understand the environmental goals and objectives of the City of Saskatoon. Summaries of these reports and links to the full documents are available at

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email applications to (Subject: 2018 Environmental Grant).

Mail applications to:

City Hall
Attn: Environmental & Corporate Initiatives
222 3rd Avenue North
Saskatoon, SK, S7K OJ5

For questions, please contact:
City of Saskatoon, Environmental & Corporate Initiatives
Phone: 306-975-2487

Grant Coverage Areas:

City of Saskatoon

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Saskatchewan