Joyce Gemmell Jessen Habitat Conservation Fund

South Saskatchewan Community Foundation

Relevent Country: Canada

The South Saskatchewan Community Foundation (SSCF) is seeking applications for its Joyce Gemmell Jessen Habitat Conservation Fund to support projects that preserve and conserve Saskatchewan’s native flora and fauna.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Priority Areas

Priority shall be given to specific projects in southern Saskatchewan related to:

  • Land acquisition
  • Prairie restoration
  • Habitat preservation
  • Natural wildlife and ecosystem conservation
  • K-12 ecosystem education

Funding Information

  • Grant Amount (Project): $10,000
  • Grant Amount (Land Acquisition/Conservation): $25,000.

Preference is given to projects that affect work at the local level, encourage local partnerships, and leverage additional sources of funding.

Funds shall not be used for:

  • Operating or capital deficits
  • Publication of books, magazines, films, tapes or other media of communication including funding computers, computer software, etc.
  • Establishment of endowment funds
  • Investment
  • Retroactive funding for past project expenses
  • Individuals
  • Political Activities
  • Continuing or multi-year commitments


  • In order to be eligible to apply for a grant, an organization must be a registered charity, qualified donee as defined in the Income Tax Act (Canada) or have an affiliation agreement with and a letter of endorsement of the program from a qualified done such as a registered municipality.