Pembina Manitou Area Foundation Inc.

P.O. Box 535
Manitou, MB R0G 1G0

Registered Charitable Number: 882834740RR0001
Manitoba Region: South Central


To administer a perpetual fund designed to benefit the communities within the Municipality of Pembina by identifying community priorities and assisting local charities and worthwhile projects.


Pembina-Manitou Area Foundation Inc. provides financial support for other charitable groups in the Pembina-Manitou area, provides financial support in the form of scholarships to eligible students, and provides financial support for various recreational and cultural groups in the Pembina-Manitou area.


  • Chair: Shannon Holenski
  • Treasurer: Lorne Schultz
  • Barrie Dobson
  • Charissa Dobson
  • Heather Hamilton
  • Ray Keen
  • Evelyn Lea
  • Travis Long
  • Robert Selby
  • Thor Thorleifson

Foundation Funds

General Community fund Funded by general donations, provides financial support for recreational, cultural, and other charitable groups in the Pembina – Manitou area.
Ken Warelis Memorial fund Provides financial scholarships to agriculture students from the Municipality of Pembina.
Manitou Community Swimming Pool fund Supports the Manitou Community Swimming Pool, providing summer recreation for residents and visitors from around southern Manitoba.
Community of Darlingford fund Provides financial support for charitable groups in the Community of Darlingford and area.

Recent Grants

2017-18 Grants
Scholarships at Nellie McClung Collegiate
Manitou Opera House Accessibility Project
Nellie McClung Collegiate choir – electric piano
Manitou Swimming Pool
Darlingford Community Hall – lighting & windows
Manitou Outdoor Skating Rink
Manitou & Community Arena
Pembina Valley Music Festival scholarships
Manitou Agricultural Society – show ring repairs
LaRiviere & Community Recreation Association
Manitou Community Curling Club
Pembina Valley Conservation District

Grant Deadlines

February 28

Foundation Highlights

Jim Henderson Estate bequest

Received over the years 2016-2019
A large bequest from the estate of former resident Jim Henderson, to the PMAF general community fund.

Partnership with The Winnipeg Foundation

Started in 2018
Financial management and planning affiliation with Manitoba’s leading community foundation, helping to increase our influence for many years to come.

Membership in Community Foundations of Canada

Renewed in 2018
Joining with community foundations from across Canada, to share ideas, qualify for funding, and help to further the good work that we all do.