Tracey Mann
Executive Director

Welcome to the Community Initiatives Fund!

Many locally-led community projects and programs are being supported through the Saskatchewan Community Initiatives Fund. Our programs contribute to improved quality of life through grants supporting childhood development, positive life choices, active living, volunteerism, community celebrations and facility upgrades!

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Call for Adjudication Committee Applications!

The Community Initiatives Fund is inviting applications from individuals throughout Saskatchewan who are interested in serving on one of our four Adjudication Committees! The Adjudication Committees will be responsible for reviewing applications to our Community Grant Program and making grant recommendations to the CIF Board of Directors.

Please find the details here.
Find the application form here

To apply, send your completed application form to mleisle@cifsask.org by December 1, 2017.

If you have any questions about the adjudication committee application process or requirements, contact Matt Leisle at 306.780.9397 or mleisle@cifsask.org.



Feature Story: Reno Rascals After School Program

The CIF’s funding support has enabled Reno Rascals Early Learning and Child Care in Consul to reflect upon and enhance their after school programming for school-aged children. Through the assistance of community volunteers they were able to offer a variety of new monthly projects, activities, and learning experiences which sparked a renewed interest for the children to participate. Children had fun learning new skills including Christmas cookie baking and decorating, preparing healthy and nutritious snacks, building with clay, gardening (including seeding, transplanting, making a wicking bed and hoop house), yoga, gymnastics, and soccer. More activities will be offered in the upcoming months!

“The enhanced after school program supports our young families and their school-age children within the community and surrounding area of Consul,” shared Jean Wenaas, Director. “Parents can be at ease while they are working or away from home knowing that their children are safe, willing, and happily participating in our after school program.”

For the full story, click here.


$4.6 Million Awarded to 390 Projects (June 2017)

The Community Initiatives Fund (CIF) is delighted to announce that Saskatchewan communities will benefit from 390 grants totaling $4,643,559 from CIF’s February 1st and April 1st deadlines. CIF supports initiatives that enhance the quality of life and wellbeing of people living throughout Saskatchewan. Check out our media release for more information as well as the complete list of grant recipients and their projects!


CIF's Community Perspectives Survey Summary 

Early in 2016, CIF undertook a Community Perspectives Survey asking for your feedback and input into CIF’s grant program priorities and administration. We received 543 responses! The information presented in this summary consists of responses from the respondents who took part in this survey. Our Board wishes to thank everyone who took the time to complete the survey. Your comments provided a wealth of information that will inform our planning over the coming year as we strive to remain responsive to community priorities. Check out the summary here. 



Saskatchewan Social Enterprise Sector Survey 2015

The results of the Saskatchewan Social Enterprise Sector Survey 2015 have been released! This is the first profile of social enterprises in Saskatchewan. Social enterprises work in communities to achieve training, income, social, cultural, and environmental mission. They contribute to local economies and growth while striving to address social inequalities. Thank you to everyone who participated in this survey.

Check out the full report hereSimilar surveys have been conducted in other provinces across Canada and the results of these surveys are available here