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Our Funding

Saskatchewan children and youth need and deserve all the inspiration and support that great schools and the very best teachers can give them. In an increasingly complex world and an age of accelerating change, quality education allows students to adapt and flourish.

As professionals, teachers do research every day in their classroom that helps to better serve these students and keep pace with the change around us. The McDowell Foundation helps fund and formalize these efforts with the goal of sharing learning discoveries and teaching innovations with colleagues and others in the education system and beyond.

Through the generous financial and in-kind support of individuals, businesses and organizations, the McDowell Foundation is funded 100 percent through charitable donations. Your contribution will help ensure that we can support and promote high-quality teaching that will continue to contribute to the educational success experienced by Saskatchewan students.

Ways to Help

The Foundation accepts gifts of cash, bequests, life insurance policies, publicly traded securities and Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation members’ direct payroll deductions.

Make a gift by cheque or money order and receive a charitable, tax-deductible receipt for use this year.  Gifts of this kind may be made in person or by mail.  Credit cards are accepted through online donation or by contacting the Foundation.

The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation 2013-2017 Provincial Collective Bargaining Agreement provides the authority to deduct voluntary contributions to the McDowell Foundation from any school division employee who is under contract with a school division and receiving salary payments on a regular basis.  Payroll deduction forms are available at all school board offices or can be downloaded here.

The Foundation gratefully accepts gifts in honour of a loved one. If you would like to designate the Foundation as a charity of choice in honour of a loved one, please contact us. Memorial envelopes are available upon request.

Make a donation to recognize or celebrate special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, retirements or other career milestones.


The Foundation also gratefully accepts gifts of shares, bequests, RRSP/RRIFs or gifts of life insurance.  Please contact us for more information.

Our Gratitude

The work of the McDowell Foundation is made possible by the generosity of many people. We thank all of our donors and funders and encourage you to join us in supporting this research.