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


Cypress River and Area Foundation had $11,260 investment income to be distributed this year.

1) Scholarship is a Designated Fund, which must be on our list yearly. $600

2024 Grant applications received:

2)  Sara’s Pantry Food Service Program   $500

3) Prairie Wind Music Fest picnic shelter $500

4) Cypress Senior Centre hot water tank $500

5) Cypress Lodge upgrading rooms $1,600

6) Cypress River Multi-Purpose Community Centre upgrades in kitchen $1,600

7) Glenboro’s Children’s Learning Centre upgrade playground $500

8) Cypress River Firefighter’s replace tank on tanker truck $1,760

9) Cypress United Church repairs to the church $1,600

10) Cypress River Hall flooring $500

11) Cypress Improvements Committee for signs $1,600

Foundation Board Members:

Jim Cassels - President

Tim Klassen - Treasurer

Troy McGill - Vice President

Yvonne De Smet - Secretary

Marianne Anderson

Anita Gillis

Janice Robidoux
Youth Representative - Mason Anderson


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