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Community Foundation of Swan Valley Inc.

P.O. Box 1509
Swan River, MB R0L 1Z0

Registered Charitable Number: 86716 9708 RR0001
Manitoba Region: Parkland


  • Lynda Parsons, Chairperson
  • Darren Webster, Vice Chairperson
  • Dwayne Strate, Secretary
  • Henry Rasmussen, Treasurer
  • Tim Mendel, Past Chairperson
  • K. Rhodel Ferriss
  • Patti Henkelman
  • Ryan Immerkar
  • Joel Mateika
  • Kim Paterson
  • Bill Schaffer
  • Roxanne Schneider


  • Donna Martin, Executive Director

Recent Grants

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Note: Grants are from CFSV unless indicated.

Total Grants: $36,704

Town of Swan River Veterans HallChair & dolly purchase$10,404
Swan River Adult Education Inc.Storage cabinets purchase$1,000
Bowsman Early Learning CentrePlayground purchase$5,000
Swan River Legion #39Storage container purchase$2,000
Minitonas First Baptist Housing Corp.Pioneer Lodge roof replacement$10,000
Swan Valley Easy Lopers 4-H Club4-H Equine Riding Equipment Purchase$1,800
CMHA-Swan Valley BranchHOPE Learning Centre tables & chairs$1,500
Minitonas & District ArenaNew Zamboni purchase$5,000

Note: Grants are from CFSV unless indicated.

Harley HouseStained-glass window transom$1,150
$600 from CFSV
$550 from Build 150
Swan River Nursery School Inc.Phase 1 of the playground expansion$6,000
$3,000 from CFSV
$3,000 from Build 150
Tent Town Garden ClubLearners Street Park enhancement$2,500
$1,250 from CFSV
$1,250 from Build 150
Baseball Legacy CommitteeBaseball concession and storage facility$14,000
$10,000 from CFSV
$4,000 from Build 150
Swan River Day Care Centre Inc.Infant playground improvements$3,250
$1,750 from CFSV
$1,500 from Build 150
Rural Municipality of MountainMafeking Heritage Site renewal$3,000
$2,000 from CFSV
$1,000 from Build 150
Swan Valley Historical Museum Inc.Mistletoe Magic celebrations for MB150$4,700
$2,500 from CFSV
$2,200 from Build 150
Apple Schools at Ecole Swan River South SchoolCommercial dishwasher for Kids in the Kitchen program$2,117
Swan Valley Archery 4-H ClubPurchase of 3D archery targets$3,000
Minitonas and District Arena Inc.Accessibility enhancement project$4,000
$2,000 from CFSV
$2,000 from Build 150
Friends of Cowan Wayside ParkPhase 1 of Cowan Wayside Park rebuild$6,000
$3,000 from CFSV
$3,000 from Build 150
Benito Legion Ladies AuxiliaryLegion Hall ceiling replacement$3,000
$1,500 from CFSV
$1,500 from Build 150
Swan Valley Cheetahs Gymnastics ClubTrampoline upgrade$1,500
SVRSS Football Club Purchasing new jerseys $1,500
SVRSS Social Justice Committee Food and clothing bank storage and $500
SVRSS Varsity Baseball Baseball bat replacement. $500

Note: Grants are from CFSV unless indicated.

Total Grants: $51,642

Minitonas & District ArenaNew Zamboni Purchase$15,000
Swan Valley Trails AssociationTrail Grooming Equipment$2,000
Bowsman Early Learning Centre Inc.Outdoor Play Equipment & Storage Shed$4,000
Wellman Lake United Church CampWLUCC Dock Replacement$4,000
Harley House CommitteeHeritage Oral History Project$2,092
Apples School Program (Minitonas & ESRSS)Healthy Food, Healthy Students, Healthy Schools$3,000
Swan Valley Animal Protection League Inc.SVAPL Animal Shelter$2,000
Benito & District Rec. Centre Inc.Concession Upgrades$4,000
Spitfires Volleyball ClubVolleyball Uniforms$500
Heyes Child Care Centre Inc.Cleaning Equipment Purchase$250
Durban Recreation CentreLandscaping$1,000
Swan Valley Crisis Centre Inc.Security Upgrades$4,400
Veterans Community HallStage Renovation$4,000

Foundation Hightlights

Community Foundation reaching $1M giving milestone
April 27, 2021
The Community Foundation of Swan Valley is celebrating a milestone in the organization’s history in 2021. By the end of this year, CFSV will have gifted just over $1 million dollars in total giving since 2005. Over the years, CFSV has given back generously to the Valley through their giving program.
CFSV Spring Grants Awarded despite COVID-19 challenges
Spring 2021

Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) normally holds a spring granting evening this time of year.  With COVID-19 restrictions still limiting public gatherings, the group held a ‘drive-up’ event to showcase the wonderful projects either happening or planned for the Swan Valley.
The event was not open to the public but rather the grant recipients from fall 2020 and spring 2021 attended an outdoor time slot for a photo opportunity with Directors from the CFSV Board.

All in attendance gave thanks to the CFSV for their support to a variety of local projects.   In total $46,500 in new grants for spring 2021 were handed out.  To date, the foundation has awarded just over $949,000 back to the community in just over 16.5 years of giving.
This year’s spring grant recipients are:

  • Taylor School (SVSD): Self-regulation Room – $1,500;
  • RM of Mountain: Mafeking Outdoor rink construction – $2,000;
  • Swan Valley Minor Hockey: Jersey Purchase – $2,000;
  • Baseball Legacy Committee: baseball concession and storage facility – $7,500;
  • Minitonas First Baptist Housing Corp.: window replacement  project – $1,000;
  • Bowsman School (SVSD): adjustable basketball nets – $3,000;
  • Multi-year grant to the Thunder Hill Ski Club – $20,000/year for five years for a potential total of $100,000;
  • Benito Legion Ladies Auxiliary: washroom accessibility upgrades – $1,000;
  • ESRSS (SVSD): Physical Literacy through Gymnastics -$1,000; and
  • Town of Swan River Rec Dept.: Rotary Trails Upgrade-Phase 1 – $5,000.
  • Two Youth in Philanthropy grants were also awarded by the SVRSS Student Committee:
    • Heyes Child Care Centre: Projector purchase – $560; and
    • SV Trails Association (SV Museum): Brush mower purchase -$1,940.