Community Foundation of Swan Valley Inc.

P.O. Box 1509
Swan River, MB R0L 1Z0

Registered Charitable Number: 86716 9708 RR0001
Manitoba Region: Parkland


  • Tim Mendel, Chair
  • Lynda Parsons, Vice Chair
  • Barry Stephen, Secretary
  • Henry Rasmussen, Treasurer
  • K. Rhodel Ferriss
  • Lorne Henkelman
  • Ryan Immerkar
  • Teresa McKay
  • June McKenzie
  • Max Polon
  • Lew Taylor
  • Darren Webster


  • Donna Martin, Executive Director

Recent Grants

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2018 Fall General Grant Recipients

Minitonas 4-H Beef Club Livestock panel purchase $1,500
Swan Valley Cheetahs Gymnastics Club Gymnastics equipment $1,000
Benito Skate Park Committee Benito Skate Park $5,000
Bowsman Early Leaning Centre Centre construction $7,500
Swan River Senior Citizen Centre Roof insulation upgrade $2,000
Swan River Minor Hockey Association Rink divider project $2,000
Town of Swan River Rec.Dept. Aquatic Centre Toddler Slide $1,500
Swan River Golf & Country Club Kitchen air conditioning $1,000
RCL Br #39 Refurbish Swan River War Memorial Cenotaph $2,775
SVRSS Varsity volleyball team uniforms $600
Ecole Swan River South School Multi-sport jerseys $1,000
Swan Valley Band Booster Club Inc. Band instruments $2,500
Taylor School Parent Advisory Council Playground enhancement $4,000
Benito Legion Ladies Auxiliary Legion Hall window replacement $2,000
Wellman Lake United Church Camp Water system upgrade $3,000
Communities in Bloom Desert planters, park and Main Street $1,500
SVSD-APPLE Schools APPLE Schools Program $3,500
North-West Regional Library Patron chairs $1,020
Benito Child Care Centre Cabinets for Centre expansion $4,500
CMHA – Swan Valley Branch Establish Therapeutic Centre $3,500

Donor Advised & Designated Grant Recipients

Taylor School Playground Project $358
Swan Valley Air Cadets $463
Swan Valley Animal Protection League $449
Lloyd & Betty Bertram Swan Valley Fine Arts Festival $411
Swan Valley Historical Museum $533
Swan Valley Historical Museum $10,565
Swan River Figure Skating Club $520
Chemo Dept. Hospital $877
Swan Valley Historical Museum $314
Youth Sport Fishing Education $345
Tent Town Garden Club $482
Swan Valley Food Bank $200
North-West Regional Library $200
Bowsman Cemetery $379
Swan Valley Crisis Centre $294
Taylor School Playground Project $590
Swan River Aquatic Centre Toddler Slide Project $200
Ecole School Jersey Project $353
Youth Sport Fishing Education $407

Foundation Highlights

Celebration of Philanthropy at Community Foundation Gala
November 9, 2018

The Community Foundation of Swan Valley held their 4th Annual Cultural Gala on Friday, November 9, 2018 at the War Veterans Community Hall in Swan River.

“Here in the Swan Valley, volunteerism and philanthropy is at the core of who we are.” said Lorne Henkelman, Chair of the SVCF Board, during his opening remarks.  “The sense of community and interdependence, how we work together to thrive and grow is entrenched in our spirit. Nowhere is this spirit more evident than in you here tonight who make up our foundation, and tonight we celebrate our success.”

$450,000 CFSV Endowment from Cherban Brothers Estate
November 9, 2018

Photo: Hon. Ralph Eichler, Minister of Agriculture for the Province of Manitoba with Hon. Rick Wowchuk, MLA for Swan River, Community Foundation of Swan Valley Board Members and Herb and Bernice Bohnhardt.

Honourable Ralph Eichler, Minister of Agriculture for the Province of Manitoba, attended the Community Foundation of Swan Valley (Foundation) Cultural Gala on November 9, 2018 to present a cheque in the amount of $450,000 that will be used to create the Cherban Endowment Fund.