About CIF

The Community Initiatives Fund’s (CIF) work and support reaches lands covered by Treaties 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10, the traditional lands of the Cree (Nêhiyawak; Nêhithawak; Nêhinawak), Dakota and Lakota (Sioux), Dene (Chipewyan), Nakota (Assiniboine), and Saulteaux (Nahkawininiwak) peoples, as well as homeland of the Métis. Today, these lands continue to be the shared Territory of many diverse peoples from near and far.

CIF is a Special Purpose Fund created by the Government of Saskatchewan through The Lotteries and Gaming Saskatchewan Corporation Act. CIF receives a portion of the net revenues from casinos Regina and Moose Jaw via the Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation and distributes those proceeds to support community-based projects throughout Saskatchewan. Since our establishment in 1995, we have distributed more than $204 million to 510 communities across the province. More than 21% of the province’s population benefit annually from CIF’s support of these initiatives.

CIF is governed by a Board comprised of members who may serve up to two four-year terms. Bringing a broad range of knowledge, experience and regional perspectives, our Board, individually and collectively, is deeply committed to the wellbeing of Saskatchewan communities, and their oversight of the Fund is reflective of this commitment. You can learn more about our current Board members here.

Operating at arms-length from government, the Board is accountable to the Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport for CIF’s performance. We work closely with the Ministry throughout the year to ensure Saskatchewan residents and communities are benefitting from CIF’s investments.

Our Strategic Objectives can be found here


Annual Report 2022-23

View Past Annual Reports:

2021-22 Annual Report - PDF
2020-21 Annual Report - PDF
2019-20 Annual Report - PDF
2018-19 Annual Report - PDF


Celebrating 25 Years

The Community Initiatives Fund is celebrating twenty-five years of granting and leadership in Saskatchewan. A lot has changed over the past twenty-five years, but what hasn't changed is CIF's commitment to supporting community-based, community-led initiatives that enhance wellbeing for Saskatchewan citizens. 

As of March 31, 2021, CIF has approved a total of $175 million in grants to support the delivery of programming, services, commemorative events, and facility improvements in 510 communities across the province. Looking to the future, CIF will continue to support initiatives that enable participation in inclusive programming that supports the wellbeing of Saskatchewan individuals, families, and communities. 

Join us as we take a look back at CIF's longstanding history and reflect on the years to come. These milestones, relationships, and learnings are explored through the Celebrating 25 Years publication. 

Celebrating 25 Years Publication | Celebrating 25 Years Video



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