Impact your community or organization. Get help funding your major project! Make a difference today. 

Application periods:

  • January 1st – June 30th
  • July 1st - December 31st



Funds Reserved for Saskatchewan

We were thrilled to announce a new $5 million Legacy Community & Development Grant Fund on July 4, 2023, reserved for Saskatchewan people with Saskatchewan projects.

“Our current membership and community base are what made us who we are today,” says Innovation CEO, Daniel Johnson. “We’ve created this legacy fund to earmark dollars for Saskatchewan initiatives, to continue to reward and support our local members and their communities. Saskatchewan is our home. It’s an honor to help it grow and thrive.”



Fund your local project!

The Innovation Federal Credit Union Community Grant Program is intended for one-time project-based proposals. That means financial help to start something new or to assist with large purchases that are not normally possible. Preference is given to capital projects such as facilities and equipment. 

Guidelines

1) Applying organizations must be an Innovation Federal Credit Union member and operate in a Saskatchewan Community.. 

2) We will provide funding to the following organizations; however, eligibility does not guarantee funding:

  • Canadian Registered Charities
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Municipalities
  • Educational Institutions*
  • Licensed Early Learning and Childcare Centres
  • Sport and Recreation Associations

3) Projects must be completed within two years of receiving funding.

*We will provide funding to educational institutions for after-school programs, playground structures, science fairs, and student clubs/organizations.

Grant Amounts

Minimum funding request per organization: $2,500/year
Maximum funding request per organization: $25,000/year

You can only submit one application per organization each application period. 

You may receive funding in full or in part.

If you are applying for a grant in Pierceland or Goodsoil, please remember to check both the Community Grant and Legacy Fund options on the form, as you may be eligible for additional funds!

Application Periods & Response Times

Application period: January 1st to June 30th and July 1st to December of each year. We will review and notify successful applicants by January 31st.and July 1st of each year.

How to Apply

All Legacy Community Development Grant applications must be submitted through our online application to be considered for funding. The application will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. Please ask your local advice centre/branch for help if needed.

Here's a glimpse at some of the details you'll need to share on the application:

  • Your Innovation Federal Credit Union member number
  • Your charity registration number (if applicable) 
  • Contact information
  • Project details
  • How your project will improve your community
  • Funding details such as budget and other funder information
  • Recognition benefits available if your project is selected

Information subject to change without notice.



Apply for your community grant!



* Required Information

Overview

Organization Contact Information

Project Details

Funding

Recognition

Terms & Conditions

I certify to the best of my knowledge that the information provided in this application is accurate and complete. By applying, we acknowledge that all information collected will be used to assess our application and will be treated confidentially. We understand that eligibility does not guarantee funding and that funds may be granted in full or in part. If funding is granted, we agree to have our names and photographs published and we recognize that we will be required to abide by the agreed upon terms and conditions. *


Meet past grant recipients!



Frequently Asked Questions

The Innovation Federal Credit Union Legacy Community Development Grant is intended for one-time projects to start something new or to assist with large purchases.  Preference is given to capital projects such as facilities and equipment. 

The following organizations are eligible to apply; however, eligibility does not guarantee funding:

  • Canadian Registered Charities
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Municipalities
  • Educational Institutions*
  • Licensed Early Learning and Childcare Centres
  • Sport and Recreation Associations
  • Organizations operating in one of our Saskatchewan communities

Yes. Applying organizations must be an Innovation Federal Credit Union member.

Projects must be completed within two years of receiving funding.

Applications open July 1st and close at 11:59 pm (CST) on December 31st, each year and open January 1st and close at 11:59 pm (CST) on June 30th each year.

All applicants will be notified via email of the status of their application by July 31st or January 31st depending on the applications period.

Each grant application is pre-screened for minimum requirements and then scrutinized for optimum value to the community.

The minimum funding request is $2,500 and the maximum funding request is $25,000. You may receive funding in full or in part.

Yes. If you are applying for a grant in Pierceland or Goodsoil, you may be eligible for additional funds. Please remember to check both the Community Grant and Legacy Fund options.

No. You can only submit one application per organization each year. You’re welcome to reapply the following year.

No. All Community Grant applications must be submitted through our online application form to be considered for funding. The application will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.

Here are some of the details you’ll need to share on the application:

  • Your Innovation Federal Credit Union member number
  • Your charity registration number (if applicable) 
  • Contact information
  • Project details
  • How your project will improve your community
  • Funding details such as budget and other funder information
  • Recognition benefits available if your project is selected

No. Unfortunately, you must complete the entire application and submit in one sitting. Please collect all your information before beginning your application.

No. Once your application has been submitted you will no longer be able to view or have access to your application.



Make fundraising for your community project easy

Finding it difficult to fundraise for a major community project in Canada? What businesses give back to their local communities? This challenge is particularly difficult when you might not have enough volunteers to do research on corporate giving. That’s why the Innovation Community Grant Program is the perfect place to start.

You can easily apply online for a one-time project to help with large purchases like equipment for a playground or a firetruck for your community’s volunteer fire department. Completing our Community Grant application could earn your organization thousands of dollars!



You care about the committees you volunteer and work for. So do we!

Volunteerism in Canada has always been high. They don’t call us one of the friendliest countries in the world for nothing! Our Community Grant Program is designed to help the charities and non-profit groups you so proudly volunteer for. It’s to help develop or improve the town or city you happily call home and want to see thrive. It’s for schools and childcare centres because it takes a village to raise a child. Corporate giving is part of who we are; it’s our responsibility to play an active role in making a difference.



Thank you for supporting us

As part of our Responsible Banking™ commitment, we share profits with our members. It only makes sense to help support those who have been instrumental in our success. Your organization does need to be an Innovation member to apply for the Community Grant Program. The wonderful news? It’s easy to apply! Plus, you’ll enjoy:

  • Low to no monthly fees on Association or Community Service Accounts
  • Profit sharing dollars simply by banking with us through our Member Rewards program
  • The opportunity to apply for the Community Grant Program