CFSV Celebrates Successful First Spring Granting Period

Pictured above: Community Foundation of Swan Valley Grant Recipients | Submitted Story | The Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) held a granting night on April 12, 2018. A total of $15,000 in new grants were awarded to local community projects along with an additional $2,500 granted by the SVRSS Youth in Philanthropy group.

While the CFSV has already granted close to $500,000 to local projects, bursaries and scholarships throughout the Swan Valley, this was the first time a Spring Granting period had been held. The new granting period was introduced this year to accommodate groups with spring and summer projects who were not able to submit an application for the fall granting period.

As each grant recipient accepted their grant and thanked the CFSV, they also provided more details about how the grant money would be used and the positive impact on their organization.

Since its inception in 2005, the CFSV has reached over $2.2 million in endowment funds, providing a never-ending source of income for the community. The original donations remain untouched and the interest earned is used to support local charities.

Donors with a cumulative contribution of $7,500 or more are able to designate a specific charity as the recipient of the income from their fund, advise a specific field of interest, or be involved in selecting recipients each year. “We continue to receive money every year from the designated fund from Jim and Marie Hogg.” said Maggie Romak of the Swan Valley Animal Protection League. “This couple has passed on now, but their legacy lives on in the help that they give us and that is the beauty of the Foundation.”

CFSV Board Member Norm Bruce recognized past donors, spoke of various giving opportunities and encouraged individuals to remember the CFSV in their will. “We need continued financial support from the community and elsewhere.” said Bruce. “There are people who lived here and moved away who are still supporting the Community Foundation because Swan Valley is home. I believe there is unlimited potential for the growth that can happen and the legacy that can continue.”

2018 Spring Grant Recipients

$ 1,000 Swan River & Dist. Community Resource Council: Kitchen Upgrades/Senior Meal Program
$ 2,500 SVRSS Tiger’s Rugby: Multi Sport Field
$ 1,000 Royal Canadian Legion Br. #48 (Birch River): Storage Room Renovations
$ 1,300 Wellman Lake Bible Camp: Youth Challenge Course
$ 400 SVRSS Baseball: Purchase Baseball Team Jerseys
$ 2,500 The Ukranian Catholic Hall (Benito): Interior Flooring Renovations
$ 1,300 Special Olympics Manitoba-Parkland Region: Cobra Bowling Jerseys
$ 3,000 Swan River Kinsmen Nursery School: Outdoor Classroom Construction
$ 2,000 Bowsman School Garden Club: Community Garden Enhancement

2018 Youth In Philanthropy Spring Grant Recipients

$ 1,300 SVRSS Tiger’s Football Program: Football Equipment
$ 300 Swan Valley Animal Protection League: Start-up for Kids and Youth Groups
$ 400 SVRSS Drama Club: Area Rug for Drama Class
$ 500 SVRSS Envirothon: Envirothon Study Resources

For more information on the Community Foundation call 204-734-9129 or email