Creating Positive Lasting Change

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The Gianforte Family Foundation works to support organizations that equip others with the means to improve their lives and create lasting change.

Since its creation the foundation has given over $51.7 million to projects in our town, our state, our nation, and our world.

Take a moment to browse our site and learn what we’re about.

Focus Areas

Jobs, Education, and Entrepreneurship

Jobs, Education, and Entrepreneurship

Organizations in Montana that work to improve education, support entrepreneurship, and create jobs.

Valuing Families and the Vulnerable

Valuing Families and the Vulnerable

Organizations engaged in strengthening families and helping the needy.

Christian Outreach and Discipleship

Christian Outreach and Discipleship

Christian organizations engaged in outreach work and developing a personal Christian faith.

Bozeman Arts and Culture

Bozeman Arts and Culture

Organizations that enhance the local community, particularly in the fields of art and culture.

Eligibility Criteria

Tax status:  We only fund work done by organizations ruled to have tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Geographic location:  In most cases, our funding is limited to organizations in Montana.  We will occasionally provide funding to organizations that operate nationally, when their work aligns with our focus areas and impacts the nation as a whole.  We rarely fund work overseas unless we have a personal connection with the group doing the work.

Funding amounts:  We do not generally fund projects where we are the sole providers of funding, nor do we like to account for more than 50% of the budget for a project (and in most cases, less).  In addition, we prefer to start with smaller amounts for organizations that we have not worked with in the past.

Focus areas: We limit our funding to work that falls within one of our focus areas:


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