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Community Building Packages

Grants for Christian Churches in Montana

The Gianforte Family Foundation strongly believes the local church has a valuable, irreplaceable role to play in their community. To help increase the capacity of local Christian churches to reach out beyond the “pews” with the love of Christ, our foundation is offering grants (up to $3,300) to be used for new outreach and community-building programs that:

Strengthen Marriages & Families

Strengthen Marriages & Families

Help Individuals Flourish Economically

Help Individuals Flourish Economically

Offer Addiction or Trauma Recovery Tools

Offer Addiction or Trauma Recovery Tools

To be eligible for this grant you must:  

  1. Be a Christian church operating in the state of Montana,
  2. Select one of our pre-packaged grant options, 
  3. Make sure the selected option is a new program for your church,
  4. Follow application instructions at the bottom of this page,
  5. Actively promote this program to your community, not just your congregation, and 
  6. If you aren’t able to find a pre-packaged grant that fits your needs, check out our Additional Ideas page.

Before applying for any of the packages below, we encourage you to fully research the program; to 1. determine if it aligns with your doctrine and ministry philosophy, 2. understand all potential costs, and 3. identify future lay leaders of the new program, etc.

Our funding may not cover all costs associated with running a program, in fact, a handful of grant packages are high-investment meaning your church will need to dedicate significant time, talent, and/or financial resources to successfully execute the program. These packages are designated by an asterisk (*).

Our desire is that your church will continue this program for years to come, that lives will be transformed within your community, and God will be glorified.

Grant Package Options

STRENGTHENING MARRIAGES & FAMILIES

HELPING INDIVIDUALS FLOURISH ECONOMICALLY

OFFERING ADDICTION OR TRAUMA RECOVERY TOOLS

Application Instructions

  1. Go to https://gianfortefoundation.org/
  2. Click on the “Apply” link in the navigation bar
  3. Click “Grant Application Log-in
  4. Click the “Create a New Account” button
  5. Fill out all of your account information
  6. Access your application by using the CODE: CHURCH
  7. Fill out our “Contact Us” form if you have any questions

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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