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 Welcome to Cypress River!

Cypress River and Area Foundation Inc.

Our Community Foundation was established in 2004.
The first Board of Directors consisted of: Elaine VanDamme, Georgette Hutlet, Ian Sholdice, Tim Klassen, Janice Robidoux, Neil Young and Jim Cassels. Each year a Grade 12 student will be part of the Board of Directors.

The Foundation provides a community-based fund for anyone whose wishes to donate funds to our community.

Your gift to the Cypress River and Area Foundation is an expression of gratitude to the community, and of your desire to benefit future generations.

Your contribution can be made in several ways:
- a gift or pledge of money,
- a bequest in a will,
- a gift of life insurance by naming the Cypress River and Area Foundation as a beneficiary,
- a gift in memory of a relative or friend,
- a multi-year pledge. You make an initial contribution and a commitment to add to the initial donation over a period of years.

Gifts are never “spent” or “used-up”. The funds are invested, and will remain untouched in perpetuity. Only the interest will be used for community projects, thereby creating a growing pool of dollars for the betterment of Cypress River in the future.

All gifts over $20 qualify as deductions for income tax purposes. For example, a $100 donation saves you approximately $26 in income tax at current Manitoba rates.

Contributions for 2014: $2,489.79

Assets as of December 31, 2014 - $74,076.65

All gifts are to be made at the Cypress River Branch of SunRise Credit Union to Tim Klassen, Treasurer of the Foundation,

Or mailed to:
Cypress River and Area Foundation Box 86,
Cypress River, MB R0K 0P0.

For more information, contact any Board member:
Neil Young (President) - 204-743-2281
Ian Sholdice (Vice President) - 204-743-2091
Anita Gillis (Secretary) - 204-743-2145
Tim Klassen (Treasurer) - 204-743-2181
Janice Robidoux - 204-743-2268
Jim Cassels - 204-743-2119
Marvin Arason - 204-743-2056

Grants: 2008 – Our first grant was awarded to Cypress Gardens (our arena).
2010 – $800
2011 – $2,000
2012 – $1,600
2013 – $2,000
2014 – $2,100
2015 – $1,600

Total Grants awarded since inception $11,007.53

Cypress River and Area Foundation – The gift that keeps on giving!