Creating Positive Lasting Change

across Montana

Our mission is to support organizations that equip people to improve their lives in a sustainable way.  We do this by partnering with non-profits dedicated to:

Jobs, Education, and Entrepreneurship

Jobs, Education, and Entrepreneurship

Providing better educational and economic opportunities to families and individuals.

Christian Outreach and Discipleship

Christian Outreach and Discipleship

Strengthening Christian faith through long-term meaningful relationships.

Families and the Vulnerable

Families and the Vulnerable

Strengthening families and helping our neighbors in need.

Bozeman Arts and Culture

Bozeman Arts and Culture

Presenting community-wide quality performing arts for Bozeman.

Since 2004, the Gianforte Family Foundation has given over $68.9 million to projects in our town, our state, our nation, and our world.

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:


If your project aligns with our criteria, press the button below:

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Q4 Application Deadline: November 1, 2019

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