We are a philanthropic organization focused on building permanent endowments in order to tackle long-term community challenges as well as meeting immediate needs.
We are a public foundation in the Cypress River area that is independent and autonomous. The foundation is governed by a body of volunteers, usually independently appointed, which strives to represent and be accountable to the Cypress River Community. The foundation maintains a broad grants program; grantees must be “qualified donees” as defined in the Income Tax Act. The foundation is a prudent steward and investor of charitable funds, maintaining complete and accurate financial reports.
- Jim Cassels, President
- Tammy Waldon Gilles, Vice President
- Tim Klassen, Treasurer
- Yvonne De Smet, Secretary
- Anita Gilles, Director
- Janice Robidoux, Director
- Marianne Anderson, Director
- Kiera Potvin, Youth Representative
Recent Grant Recipients
- Cypress River Rink (Multipurpose Community Centre): $4,200 towards doors
- Cypress River Ag Society: $500 for cement pad to secure portable toilets and two flagpole kits
- Cypress River Chamber of Commerce: $500 for a street banner
- Holland Child Care Centre: $2,000 for fencing to provide a safe space