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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.|
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.
- Grants are made to non-profit organizations with Charitable Registration Numbers or other qualified applicants under the Income Tax Act.
- Organizations must demonstrate a strong and committed board, fiscal responsibility, and effective management.
- Projects must benefit primarily the people of the “Community”.
- Applicants must establish that there is a need for their project.
- Grants are awarded for definite purposes and for projects covering a specific period of time.
- Capital requests must include a maintenance and replacement plan.
- Pilot or demonstration projects must include provision for evaluation and a realistic plan for financial viability beyond the pilot stage.
- Matching or challenge grants may be made in appropriate circumstances to stimulate response from other sources.
Preference is given to projects which:
- Benefit the whole community.
- Encourage more efficient use of community resources.
- Demonstrate new approaches and techniques in the solution of community problems.
- Promote cooperation and sharing among organizations, eliminating duplication of services.
- Promote volunteer participation.
- Strengthen management capabilities.
Grants are not made to or for:
- Political activities
- Establish or add to endowment funds
- Annual fund drives
- Direct religious activities
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.