Kinsmen Foundation

Scroll down to learn more about “Saskatchewan’s Charity”, the Kinsmen Foundation; the organization that puts on the TeleMiracle telethon every year!

To apply for funding, please scroll to the bottom of this page and click on the blue button.

The Wheels in Motion Dance Group received funding for specialty wheelchairs.

Our Vision

To improve the quality of life and independence of Saskatchewan residents.

Our Mission

The Kinsmen Foundation provides specialized mobility and medical equipment to people and organizations throughout the province, as well as travel assistance for residents in need of vital medical treatment outside their home community.



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Our Motto

Helping People Every Day

The Kinsmen Foundation was established in 1971 and granted funds raised by local Kinsmen and Kinettes. When requests for assistance exceeded available funds, planning started in 1976 for a province-wide telethon as a major fundraiser and the first TeleMiracle was started in Saskatoon in February 1977.

Benjamin was born with a heart defect. The Kinsmen Foundation covered travel, meals, and lodging for Benjamin and his parents to go to Edmonton for treatment.

Today, the Kinsmen Foundation provides Saskatchewan residents with special needs equipment, to improve quality of life and independence; as well as access to life-saving medical treatment.

Throughout the year, Saskatchewan people of all ages with mobility and/or cognitive challenges apply to the Kinsmen Foundation for financial assistance. The resulting miracles are varied, but the goal is always the same – to have a direct, positive effect on each recipient’s quality of life.

Angela using the ramp that the Kinsmen Foundation funded.

Examples of funding by the Kinsmen Foundation:

Walkers ranging from $300 – $600

Communication devices on average $10,000

Lift chairs upwards of $4,000

Travel, meals and accommodations for organ transplants, upwards of $20,000

Power chairs and specialty standing chairs upwards of $50,000

Conversions or adaptions for vehicles upwards of $50,000

Financial assistance is provided to: