Cypress River & Area Foundation Inc.

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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
  • Troy McGill – Vice President
  • Tim Klassen – Treasurer
  • Yvonne De Smet – Secretary
  • Janice Robidoux
  • Anita Gillis
  • Marianne Anderson
  • Mason Anderson – Youth Representative

Recent Grant Recipients

Cypress River and Area Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s grant recipients with a total of 11,260

  • Sara’s Pantry Food Service Program  $500
  • Prairie Wind Music Fest picnic shelter $500
  • Cypress Senior Centre hot water tank $500
  • Cypress Lodge upgrading rooms $1,600
  • Cypress River Multi-Purpose Community Centre upgrades in kitchen $1,600
  • Glenboro’s Children’s Learning Centre upgrade playground $500
  • Cypress River Firefighter’s replace tank on tanker truck $1,760.
  • Cypress United Church repairs to the church $1,600
  • Cypress River Hall flooring $500
  • Cypress Improvements Committee for signs $1,600
  • Designated Scholarship -$600 – this year’s Grad

Cypress River and Area Foundation is pleased to reflect on last year’s grant recipients totaling $6,100.

  • M.I.L.E.S. -meal program towards new dishwasher – $1,500
  • CR Multi-Purpose Centre – $1,000 – repair & improvements
  • CR Hall – $1,000 – towards air conditioner
  • Glenboro Health Action – $1,000 – 2 nurses or 1 Dr.
  • CR Resource Centre – $500 – signs for Music Fest and Encore
  • CR Senior Centre – $500 – gaming upgrades
  • Designated Scholarship – $600 – this year’s Grad

Gifts are never “spent” or “used-up”. The funds are invested and will remain untouched in perpetuity.  Only the interest will be used for community projects, thereby creating a growing pool of dollars for the betterment of Cypress in the future.

BOX 86
R0K 0P0