Jefferson Valley Community Foundation

Connecting People Who Care to Causes that Matter.

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A private, grassroots, hometown, permanent foundation to ensure that there will be a source of income now and in the future. This income will fund worthwhile community projects that improve the quality of life for the greater Whitehall area citizens.

We are the trust fund for the future.


Our community foundation was established in 2001 for the purpose of building a permanent endowment fund for Jefferson Valley residents. We received our own 501(c)(3) in 2014 retroactive to 2013. Our endowment has grown to more than $211,000 and we have granted over $94,000 to 35 different non-profit organizations and exempt government entities to improve the quality of life in our beautiful Jefferson Valley.

The Jefferson Valley Community Foundation invites you to join others who care about the extended Whitehall community to continue to build this permanent resource for its future through endowed philanthropy. Whatever your giving preference, your contribution will make a larger impact when pooled with others.

Your Contribution Stays in Place Forever.


Camilla “Millie” Baycroft, Advisory Board Chair
Amy French
Mary Janacaro Hansleigh
John Kreis
Roy McBride
Tim Mulligan, Treasurer
Kyla Rasmussen-Simon
Shannon Smith
Erv Hedegaard, Honorary Charter Member

Good Works

Some of the grants Jefferson Valley Community Foundation have made include:

  • Whitehall Volunteer Fire Department, $2,595 for equipment
  • Whitehall Ambulance Service, $6,000 for ambulance equipment and training
  • Whitehall Pool, $5,900 for swimming pool heater, pool cover and pool passes for disadvantaged kids
  • Whitehall Community Library, $3,200 for teen programs and equipment for the Teen Center
  • Whitehall Community Center, $5,145 for a sound system and new floors
  • Town of Whitehall, $10,175 for restoration of the Lewis & Clark Murals, benches for the park, grantwriting services for the skatepark and overnight panels for the Whitehall rodeo grounds
  • Whitehall Booster Club, $1,000 for marquee signs for the Whitehall School
  • Jefferson Valley Animal Rescue/Selina Memorial Animal Rescue, $5,600 for spay and neuter clinics
  • Whitehall Skatepark, $1,000 for skate park ramps
  • Whitehall Garden Club, $1,300 for flower pots in the park, native plants at Silver Tower Park and public garden improvements
  • Friends of the Whitehall Community Library, $3,250 for the summer reading program and for an addition to the library
  • Whitehall High School, $1,000 for a climbing wall
  • Jefferson Valley Museum, $1,800 for a security and alarm system
  • Piedmont Family Fishing Pond, $450 for fishing tackle
  • Jefferson Valley Search and Rescue, $3,392 for equipment
  • Whitehall Youth Soccer Association, $600 for fencing for soccer fields
  • Whitehall Baseball League, $1,833 for lawn equipment, archway, landscaping and painting at the Whitehall baseball fields
  • Whitehall Senior Transportation, $2,200 for tires, windshield and wheel alignment of the Whitehall Senior Center’s bus
  • Liberty Place, $4,045 for purchase of new bus and safety equipment
  • Montana History Live, $3,445 for support of their Frozen Frontier Ball
  • Jefferson Valley Rural Fire Department, $543 for equipment
  • Whitehall Senior Center, $600 for repair of motor
  • Whitehall Community Garden, $500 for non-surge pump and shelves
  • Save the Star, $3,500 to purchase digital equipment
  • Whitehall Saddle Club, $2,400 for return alley
  • Cardwell After-School Tutoring, $500 for Cardwell student tutoring services
  • Rocky Mountain Development Council, $600 for Whitehall Senior Center freezer repair

How To Give

Please send checks to:
Jefferson Valley Community Foundation
PO Box 144
Whitehall, MT 59759

Or make an online gift.

Call Millie Baycroft, Board Chair, at 406-560-8119 to donate other types gifts such as stock, real estate or livestock.

Other Giving Options

Donors can earn the Montana Endowment Tax Credit to save money on Montana state income taxes through a planned gift to benefit our community.

Donors who are 70 ½ or older can save federal taxes through the IRA Charitable Rollover Provision.

How To Receive

Check back again soon for our latest grant application and guidelines.

News & Events

Come “Celebrate Community” with us October 17, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the Whitehall Community Center when we will present our 2013 grants. It is a potluck dinner with JVCF furnishing the meat and rolls and all past grantee organizations providing salads and side dishes. The community is invited to help us celebrate.

Montana Community Foundation

33 S. Last Chance Gulch, Suite 2A
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 443-8313 (406) 443-8313
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