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Community Foundation of Swan Valley Grant

Grants to Manitoba Nonprofits to Enhance
the Quality of Life in Local Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of Swan Valley

Deadline Date:

10/15/21 5:00 PM - Postmarked


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Grants to Manitoba nonprofit organizations in eligible locations to support community needs and improve the quality of life for local residents. Eligible uses of funds are for capital expenditures, to support new programs, and expand existing services. Projects must be located in, or be of direct benefit to the citizens of Municipalities of Swan Valley West, Minitonas-Bowsman and Mountain, and the Town of Swan River as well as communities within their boundaries.

In order to maximize the impact and effectiveness of their resources, CFSVI encourages organizations to submit innovative, well planned and managed projects. Each grant application will be required to meet the following criteria:

  • Build on the strengths of the community to respond to identified issues and priorities;
  • Demonstrate responsible financial and legal accountability;
  • Be undertaken by organizations that are well governed and managed;
  • Be timely; projects must be completed and reported on within two years of grant being awarded. 
  • Be realistic and within the capacity of the organization to carry out;
  • Not duplicate existing services or, if so, demonstrate that the overlap is warranted;
  • Demonstrate inclusiveness and respect for cultural diversity;
  • Provide evidence of collaboration/funding sources with other community agencies;
  • Demonstrate a reasonable probability of ongoing support from other funding sources in the future, or clearly indicate that the project is intended to continue for only a limited time span.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 169616

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Charitable organizations must be registered with Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) or be sponsored by a charitable organization or qualified donee.
- Grants are only made to organizations that can issue CRA Official Tax Receipts.
- Groups or organizations that are sponsored by a charitable organization or qualified donee, must have a formal, written, signed partnership agreement with that charitable organization. The agreement must conform to CRA requirements and be acceptable in both content and form to the Community Foundation of Swan Valley Inc.

Not funded:
- Endowments
- Fundraising events
- Retroactive expenses/debt retirement
- Individuals
- Replacement of public sector funds
- Operating funds including meals, accommodations and travel expenses, conference registration fees and memberships
- Direct religious activities
- Political organizations

Pre-Application Information:

Application Period September 13 – October 15, 2021 5 p.m.

Successful organizations must attend a granting ceremony to receive grant payment.

One application per organization per twelve-month calendar period per project (Jan-Dec). Organizations may apply up to two times for the same project but in two calendar years.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Send application to:

Community Foundation of Swan Valley Inc.
Box 1509
Swan River MB ROl 1ZO

For questions or concerns regarding a project or application, please contact:
Donna Martin, Executive Director

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Manitoba: Municipalities of Swan Valley West, Minitonas-Bowsman, and Mountain and the Town of Swan River as well as communities within their boundaries.;

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