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Community Foundation of Swan Valley

Leaving an everlasting legacy for the Swan River Valley, Manitoba, Canada

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Applying for a grant

Download and print the Grant Application form and complete it as instructed.

Our granting mandate

Our Vision:Preserving and enhancing the quality of life in the Swan Valley.
Our Mission:To raise, invest and grant through community leadership, education and effective partnerships thereby enhancing quality of life for our community.
“Community”:Encompasses the Municipality of Swan Valley West, the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman and the Rural Municipality of Mountain as well as any towns within these Municipalities.

Granting guidelines

In order to accomplish the Foundation’s mission effectively and efficiently, the Board of Directors have developed a thorough review process for grant applications. Please review the granting guidelines listed below prior to completing an application form.

Preference is given to projects which:

Grants are not made to or for:

Grant Committee

Our grant committee is comprised of a group of people from all walks of life who are committed to the well being of the community. To see a listing of grants given in the past, click here.

Youth in Philanthropy

Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) is a philanthropic program for high school students and is an international movement affiliated with community foundations. Students solicit applications, determine eligibility and recommend funding to community charities.

Our Youth in Philanthropy Advisory Committee is comprised of a group of students from the Swan Valley Regional Secondary School, under the supervision of Teacher Jennifer Simpson, with broad interests in philanthropy, the community and it’s future.

On behalf of the Community Foundation of Swan Valley Inc., we would like to express our gratitude and sincere appreciation to the Thomas Sill Foundation, the Swan Valley School Division and the Teachers and Students of the Swan Valley Regional Secondary School on the establishment of a Youth in Philanthropy Advisory group. Support and Partnerships serve as a shining example of what the Foundation and Philanthropy movement in Manitoba and Canada may achieve.

Contact the SVRSS for more information. To see a listing of grants given in the past, click here.

Scholarships and bursaries

The Province of Manitoba in 2006 introduced a five-year program to match new scholarship or bursary funds established within Manitoba Community Foundations to a maximum of $100,000 per year.

Several funds have been established by our Community Foundation under this initiative to assist students pursuing higher levels of education. Contact any board member for information to create your fund. To see a listing of existing scholarships and bursaries, click here.