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
Support the Pembina-Manitou Area Foundation during the 2022 Endow Manitoba Giving Challenge. is your opportunity to help your community foundation grow exponentially. Gifts made to PMAF's General Community Fund between November 14-20 will be "stretched” through the combined efforts of the Manitoba government and The Winnipeg Foundation – increasing the amount PMAF foundation receives. Thanks to your donations, PMAF is able to support a wide variety of community projects throughout the Municipality. Contact a board member for more information, or visit Endow Manitoba Giving Challenge – Endow Manitoba (endowmb.org).
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
More information about the Foundation can be found on the Endow Manitoba Community Foundations website or on Facebook.
Current Board Members
|Thor Thorleifson - Chair|
|Tracie Moores - Vice Chair|
|Lorne Schultz - Treasurer|
|Charissa Dobson - Secretary|
|Ray Keen - Director|
|Travis Long - Director|
|Murdoch B. Dobson (Barrie) - Director|