Cypress River & Area Foundation


Cypress River and Area Foundation is a philanthropic organization focused on building permanent endowments in order to tackle long-term community challenges as well as meeting immediate needs. 

This foundation is governed by a body of volunteers which strives to represent and be accountable to the Cypress River Community.

The foundation will focus its grant funding and charitable services primarily on the Cypress River geographic area.


Gifts or donations are normally designated for general charitable purposes of the Foundation, however, they may be designated to a specific organization. All gifts qualify for a deduction for Income Tax purposes and provide significant income tax savings. Donors should seek professional advice regarding individual income tax implications.

Click here to view our information pamphlet. 

Mailing Contributions 

Contributions can be mailed to:

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


2022 recipients List :

  • Cypress River Senior Centre $1,400 towards storage shed renovations
  • Cypress River Fire Department $2,100 towards new fire resistant coveralls
  • Cypress River Community Improvement $3,000 towards bus shelters

Foundation Board Members:

Jim Cassels - President

Tim Klassen - Treasurer

Tammy Waldon Gillis - Vice President

Yvonne De Smet - Secretary

Marianne Anderson

Anita Gillis

Kiera Potvin - Youth RepresentativeJanice Robidoux


*Board Members welcome any inquiries about donations and/or bequests at your convenience.