Community Foundation of Swan Valley Inc.

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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


  • Dwayne Strate, Chairperson
  • Darren Webster, Vice-Chair
  • Henry Rasmussen, Treasurer
  • Kim Paterson, Secretary
  • K. Rhodel Ferriss
  • Patti Henkelman
  • Ryan Immerkar
  • Joel Mateika
  • Upendra Patel
  • Kim Paterson
  • Tanya Powell
  • Roxanne Schneider
  • Don Formo


  • Donna Martin, Executive Director
  • Amy Hofford, Executive Assistant

Recent Grants

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Note: Grants are from CFSV unless indicated.

Total Grants: $27,200

Benito and Area Drop in Centre Inc.Drop in Centre Roof Replacement$2,000
ESRSS Daycare Inc.Safe Guard area for playground$7,000
Swan River Golf & Country ClubCurb Stops$2,000
Swan River Nursery School Inc.Flooring Replacement$5,000
Swan River & District Resource Council Inc.Congregate Meal Program$3,200
Swan Valley Animal Protection LeagueRaise the Rescue-Phase 3


Youth in Philanthropy Applications (SVRSS) – Total Funds Granted $1,600

Heyes Child Care Centre Inc.Outdoor Summer Program Enhancement$691
SVRSS Golf Program (SVSD)Purchase Golf Drivers$707
Swan River Nursery School Inc.Outdoor Classroom Storage Cart$202

Note: Grants are from CFSV unless indicated.

Total Grants: $33,588

Sunflower Early Learning Centre Inc.Infant Outdoor Playspace$6,000
Birch River Recreation Commission (RM Mountain)Pool Upgrades/Maintenance$3,500
SVRSS Tiger’s Rugby (SVSD)Rugby Poles Installation$2,000
Northwest Regional LibraryUkulele Group Keyboard Project$600
Minitonas & District Arena Inc.Arena Accessibility Project – phase 2$5,000
Swan River Adult Education Inc.Security system$1,000
Swan Valley Cheetahs Gymnastics Club Inc. (SV West)Building Upgrades & Repair$1,250
Friends of Cowan Wayside Park (RM Mountain)Wayside Park – Phase 2$1,500
Town of Swan RiverOutdoor Skating Oval & Skating Pathway$2,500
Swan River Golf and Country Club (SV West)Outdoor Washroom Replacement$10,238

Note: Grants are from CFSV unless indicated.

Total Grants: $44,000

Taylor School (Swan Valley School Division)Self Regulation Room$1,500
Rural Municipality of MountainMafeking Outdoor Rink Construction$2,000
Swan Valley Minor HockeyJersey Purchase$2,000
Baseball Legacy CommitteeBaseball Concession and Storage Facility$7,500
Minitonas First Baptist Housing CorporationPioneer Lodge window replacement$1,000
Bowsman School (Swan Valley School Division)Adjustable Basketball Nets$3,000
Thunder Hill Ski ClubThunder Hill Lodge and Trail Network$20,000
Benito Legion Ladies AuxiliaryBathroom Accessibility Project$1,000
École Swan River School SchoolPhysical Literacy through Gymnastics$1,000
Town of Swan River Recreation DepartmentRotary Trails Upgrade – Phase 1$5,000

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

Grant Deadlines

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.