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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Feature Story: 
iMAGine Arts Visiaul Arts Education Program

The Mann Art Gallery is the only professional public art gallery in Prince Albert and the surrounding area. Designing and delivering a professional quality, diverse, relevant, and robust Art Education Program is one of the three core ways the Gallery fulfills its mandate and serves its city and region. Its mandate is to bridge art and community through excellence in art. The iMAGine Arts Visual Art Education Program is one of the fundamental ways through which the gallery achieves its mission: "to engage and facilitate the development, presentation, and preservation of the visual arts in a diverse and inclusive community."

"Crucial project-based funding from granting organizations like the Community Initiatives Fund has enabled iMAGine Arts to engage over 3,500 participants per year in high-quality art education in our 10 program categories, designed to provide access to professional art, artists, and art-making opportunities regardless of age, ability, financial standing, family situation, or social status," shares Lana Wilson, Gallery Educator. "CIF grant funding enables the Gallery Educator position to exist to provide both long-term, ongoing, and on-demand programs for the entire community. In 2016 we delivered a record-breaking 237 education activities to 3,853 participants. Our programs are in high demand and we regularly receive new requests from school and community groups."

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Saskatchewan Nonprofit Partnership

We’re excited to let you know the Saskatchewan Nonprofit Partnership (SNP) is up and running! SNP began with a small group of Sask-based nonprofit professionals from six organizations, who decided to step in where the Saskatchewan Network of Nonprofit Organizations (SNNO) left off: to improve awareness of the impact the sector in Saskatchewan, enhance its efforts and reduce its challenges. The Partnership will benefit the sector, its employees and volunteers through collaboration in research, networking, public awareness, sector strategy development and thought leadership.

Connect with the Saskatchewan Nonprofit Partnership on Facebook and Twitter to be kept up to date on SNP’s activities! For a general overview of the Partnership, you can also visit the website: www.sasknonprofit.ca. To receive e-updates on the work of the Partnership and other information relevant to the nonprofit sector email us at info@sasknonprofit.ca.


$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