Pembina - Manitou Area Foundation

PMAF is a proud member of Community Foundations of Canada (CFC)
Mission Statement:

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.

What is a Community Foundation?
A community foundation is a philanthropic organization established and primarily as a permanent collection of endowed funds, the earnings of which are used for the long term benefit of a geographically defined community.

A community foundation is an independent tax exempt, incorporated body and cannot be controlled directly or indirectly by government at any level, corporations, associations and their members or individuals.

Pembina - Manitou Area Foundation
The Pembina - Manitou Area Foundation Inc. was incorporated August 6, 1997. It is officially registered with Revenue Canada as a tax exempt Public Foundation and has been allotted a charitable registration number.

The governing body is composed of area volunteers that represent the communities within the Pembina Municipality.

This Foundation is structured primarily as a permanent collection of funds which are invested and earnings used to fund local charities and address community priorities.

How can you give?
A gift to the Foundation is an ongoing expression of gratitude to one's community and represents a desire to benefit future generations.

You may contribute in several different ways:

  • a gift or pledge of money
  • a bequest in a will
  • a gift of life insurance naming the Foundation as beneficiary
  • a gift in memory of a relative or friend
  • a multi-year pledge
  • an interest free loan for a specific period
The Pembina-Manitou Area Foundation has the following funds:

General Community Fund
Funded by general donations, provides financial support for recreational, cultural, and other charitable groups in the Pembina-Manitou Area
Community of Darlingford Fund
Provides financial support for charitable groups in the Community of Darlingford and area
Darlingford Cemetery Fund
Provides funds dedicated to upkeep and repair of the Darlingford Cemetery
Darlingford Memorial Park Inc. Fund 
Provides funds dedicated to maintenance and enhancements to Darlingford's Memorial Park
Ken Warelis Memorial Fund
Provides an annual post-secondary scholarship in the field of agriculture to 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
Manitou Cemetery Fund
Provides funds dedicated to upkeep and repair of the Manitou Cemetery
Maxwell-Bowler Scholarship Fund
Provides an annual $2,000 scholarship to a deserving graduate from the area
Pembina-Manitou Area Foundation Scholarship Fund
Provides an annual scholarship to a deserving graduate from the area
St. Luke's Pembina Crossing Church Cemetery Fund
Provides funds dedicated to upkeep and repair of St. Luke's Church Cemetery
Pembina-Manitou Area Foundation Administration Fund
Provides fund to cover expenses of the Pembina-Manitou Area Foundation
Central Manitoba Choral Association Fund  
Supports Central Manitoba Choral Association activities

Manitou Minor Hockey Association Fund
Supports Manitou Minor Hockey activities

Darlingford Pembina Heritage Museum Fund
Provides funds for the care and maintenance of the Darlingford Pembina Heritage museum.
More information about the Foundation can be found on the Endow Manitoba Community Foundations website or on Facebook.


Current Board Members

 Tracie Moores - Chair  204-242-2820
 Mel Kauppila - Vice Chair
 Lorne Schultz - Treasurer
 Charissa Dobson - Secretary
 Ray Keen - Director
 Travis Long - Director
 Murdoch B. Dobson (Barrie) - Director
Griffen McLean - Director
Erin Doherty - Director
Curtis Weeks - Director


To donate, please mail to:
Pembina - Manitou Area Foundation Inc.
Box 535
Manitou, MB
R0G 1G0

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