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Partner Spotlight

ways our partners make a difference

Around the state, our partner organizations strive to help Montanans thrive – through youth programs, education, and entrepreneurship; by strengthening families and the vulnerable, fostering Christian values, and promoting arts and culture. We are proud of the work our grantees do in creating a better world.

Quick Takes

Read how our partners are working to inspire, innovate, and improve the lives of people across Montana! 

Fortifying Our First Responders

T-6 Advanced Training 4/4/2022

Retired Billings Police Officer Justin Bickford is not alone. An on-duty shooting, followed by personal trauma, led to his administrative leave, mental health treatment, and eventual retirement from the force. An inpatient program in Tucson, focusing on PTSD, anxiety, depression, and anger, helped him out of “mental health hell.” …keep reading…

Feeding Food Pantries

Livingston Food Resource Center 3/14/2022

The Livingston Food Resource Center (LFRC) is more than a food pantry. It’s an economic development driver, job training ground, and nonprofit aspiring to lift people out of poverty. “Our vision is to fight the root cause of hunger, which is poverty,” according to Executive Director George Peirce. The LFRC recently expanded its Community Bakery …keep reading…

Divine Providence

Divine Mercy Academy 2/8/2022

When enrollment trends at private schools recently took a sharp upward turn, Divine Mercy Academy was ready. The Catholic school in Belgrade just hired four new teachers and completed a capital improvement project, including a two-story addition with new classrooms, common space for assemblies, lunch and school activities, a commercial kitchen area, and …keep reading…

In the News

Rimrock Receives $500k Grant

4/12/2022 Billings Gazette

Foothills Community Christian School Athletic Complex

4/6/2022 KRTV

Livingston Food Resource Center Community Bakery Expands

3/30/2022 Montana Right Now

LifeGuard Group Unveils New Human Trafficking Safe House

2/18/2022 Missoulian

Work Begins on Second Domestic Violence Shelter at YWCA

4/8/2022 Billings Gazette

Pro-Life Crisis Pregnancy Center Expanding

3/22/2022 KMMS-AM

Code Girls United Tribal Computer Coding Pilot Program

3/11/2022 Havre Daily News

Great Falls Rescue Mission to Broaden Services

2/17/2022 KRTV

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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