Prairie Partnership Grant Recipient Announcement

Mar 19
Macro Properties
Prairie Partnership Grant Recipient Announcement

Congratulations to the 2013 Macro Properties Prairie Partnership Grant Recipients! We received over 50 applications from a wide variety of organizations, which made the end decision very tough! Stay tuned for more grant opportunities in our other communities.

In October of 2013, the Saskatoon Community Foundation announced a new partnership with Macro Properties to make grants in six Saskatchewan communities: Saskatoon, Prince Albert, North Battleford, Kindersley, Kerrobert and Esterhazy. Macro Properties believes that its future depends on the success and vibrancy of the communities in which it does business.  In the interest of growing and supporting these communities, the Macro Properties Prairie Partnership provides grants to programs and initiatives focused on Early Childhood Education, Aboriginal Education, and Parks and Wilderness.

The deadline for applications was December 17, 2013. In January of 2014, a committee of SCF staff and representatives from Macro Properties made recommendations for the first ever round of grants from the Macro Properties Prairie Partnership. The grants are as follows:

 

Organization Name

Project Name

Amount

 Big Brothers Big Sisters of
 Saskatoon and Area

 Go Girls!

$4,868.00

 READ Saskatoon

 Alphabet Soup in Motion
 Family Literacy Program

$3,650.00

 Meewasin Valley Authority

 Meewasin Trail to Wanuskewin

$6,482.00

 Tamarack Foundation

 Tamarack Academic Wilderness
 Summer School

$5,000.00

 Columbus Bosco Homes

 St. Mark Parent and Tot
 Family Support Center

$5,000.00

 Eagles Nest Youth Ranch Inc.

 First Nations Healing and
 Cultural Programming

$5,000.00

 Playground Committee

 Playground Rebuild at
 Esterhazy High School

$5,000.00

 Saskatoon Student
 Child Care Services Inc.

 Natural Outdoor Learning Environment

$5,000.00

 Town of Kerrobert

 Poolside Park Project

$5,000.00

 Nature Saskatchewan

 Sākewew Permaculture and
 Treaty Education Program

$5,000.00

 

 TOTAL

$50,000.00


The Saskatoon Community Foundation is proud to work with Macro Properties to make grants to Saskatchewan charities. Partnerships with companies like Macro Properties strengthen the charitable sector, individual charities and the community as a whole. SCF looks forward to continuing this partnership in 2014.

Over its 43 years of service to our community, the Saskatoon Community Foundation has accepted thousands of gifts from thousands of donors, and made thousands of grants to local charities. In a typical year, the Saskatoon Community Foundation grants to over 100 local charities. Over its entire history, total grants are in excess of 12 million dollars! Because the Saskatoon Community Foundation invests donor gifts, granting only the income, all of these gifts will continue to have a positive impact for Saskatchewan, forever!

For more information or to arrange interviews, media may contact:
Don Ewles, Grants and Communications Manager
Saskatoon Community Foundation
(306) 665-1767
www.saskatooncommunityfoundation.ca

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