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Multicultural Initiatives Fund (MIF) - Annual Funding

Grants to Saskatchewan Nonprofits to
Promote Multiculturalism and Diversity

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Foundation / Corporation

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Grants of up to $20,000 to Saskatchewan ethno-cultural, Indigenous, or multicultural nonprofit organizations to promote values of diversity and multiculturalism. Applicants must schedule a consultation with program staff prior to applying. Supported projects will encourage citizens to share, appreciate, accept, respect, and learn about cultural diversity.

The MIF Annual Funding program objectives are to:
-Stimulate and support the advancement of cultural identity, intercultural understanding and issues related to social justice and harmony;
-Increase and complement the quality, quantity and reach of multicultural programs, projects and activities;
-Develop and support innovative and/or strategic approaches to the advancement of multiculturalism;
-Provide enabling resources to community-based organizations to ensure a wide range of multicultural programs and services are available;
-Support youth initiatives that will contribute to the future development of multiculturalism in society; and
-Support developing cultural organizations that require funds to establish ongoing operations and services in unique areas not already funded by conventional support systems.

Priority will be given to projects that are provincial-in-scope, multicultural, Indigenous and ethno-cultural organizations that provide ongoing services and programming which contributes to the advancement of multiculturalism in Saskatchewan.

Eligible Activities:

All funds are to be used for the benefit of cultural development in Saskatchewan and for residents of Saskatchewan. Please note, in this year’s application there are additional statistical data questions about your organization and activities that SaskCulture uses for various reporting purposes.

The organization’s annual activities must meet at least one objective listed under the purpose of the MIF Annual program to be considered for funding.

Eligible expenses may include some wages for part-time staff: Wages for existing full-time staff assigned to program or project delivery can not be claimed. However, wages for regular part-time staff may be claimed, but a clear explanation of the number of hours they were working before the project start and then the additional hours worked per week will need to be provided in the budget section of the application.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164856

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to 50% of an organization’s annual budget, to a maximum of $20,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants are registered Non-Profit organizations in Saskatchewan.

These organizations must:
-Have a primarily multicultural, Indigenous or ethno-cultural mandate as defined by SaskCulture’s Cultural Policy; and
-Be in existence as a registered nonprofit for at least one full fiscal year. If your organization has been incorporated for less than a year, please contact the SaskCulture Consultant to discuss options; and
-Be in good standing with Information Services Corporation (ISC); and o have no outstanding grant follow-ups due to SaskCulture.

Applicants will be required to upload a copy of the organization’s signed annual financial statement that was most recently submitted to the Information Services Corporation (ISC) to show evidence of good standing as a nonprofit organization in Saskatchewan.

The following items are ineligible for MIF Annual funds:
-Capital expenditures, construction, renovations or repairs;
-Cash prizes, gifts, or the purchase of alcohol;
-Food that is not a central focus of a cultural activity. Food costs are ONLY eligible if the cultural activity that is being offered is specifically focused on the cultural significance and mentorship aspects associated with traditional food preparation, instruction, gathering and so on;
-Activity that exclusively promotes definable religious or political viewpoints;
-In-kind contributions (donations of goods and services) do not replace eligible expenses;
-Contributions of volunteer hours; and
-Allowances, wages or personal expenses for program registrants and participants.

Pre-Application Information:

Prior to receiving a link to the application form, all organizations interested in applying to MIF – Annual must contact SaskCulture Consultant Paul Gingras to set up an initial consultation.

The application deadline is January 31.

If the deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline becomes the next business day.

Contact Information:

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

Paul Gingras, Outreach Consultant
1-306-9813 / 1-866-476-6830

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Saskatchewan