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Cypress River & Area Foundation Inc.

P.O. Box 86
Cypress River, MB R0K 0P0

Registered Charitable Number: 871715009 RR0001
Manitoba Region: South Central


We are a philanthropic organization focused on building permanent endowments in order to tackle long-term community challenges as well as meeting immediate needs.


We are a public foundation in the Cypress River area that is independent and autonomous. The foundation is governed by a body of volunteers, usually independently appointed, which strives to represent and be accountable to the Cypress River Community. The foundation maintains a broad grants program; grantees must be “qualified donees” as defined in the Income Tax Act. The foundation is a prudent steward and investor of charitable funds, maintaining complete and accurate financial reports.


  • Jim Cassels, Board Chair
  • Tammy Gillis Waldon, Vice President
  • Tim Klassen, Treasurer
  • Yvonne De Smet, Secretary
  • Anita Gillis, Director
  • Janice Robidoux, Director
  • Marianne Anderson, Director

Recent Grant Recipients

  • Cypress River Senior Centre $1,400 for storage shed reno’s
  • Cypress River Fire Department $2,100 for fire resistant coveralls
  • Cypress River Community Improvements $3,000 for school bus shelters