News & Events
Read the latest news from and about the Montana Community Foundation, as well as other news about Montana nonprofits and the philanthropic world.
- November 24, 2018 - Crucial grant keeps Bigfork after-school program going
Bigfork ACES recently got a boost with a $30,000 grant from the Laura Grace Barrett Living Arts Foundation Fund, which will make an impact in securing the future of the after-school program after a longtime federal grant was not renewed in June.
- November 16, 2018 - Montana Community Foundation Grants Awarded to Benefit Blaine County
The Montana Community Foundation, Inc. (MCF) announces the grantees of the Blaine County Community Foundation Fund benefiting the communities and residents of Blaine County.
- November 15, 2018 - Census 2020: Montana Community Foundation Helps Ensure a Complete Census Count
Just a few weeks ago, the Montana Community Foundation participated in the first Montana 2020 Complete Census Count Committee meeting where people from across Montana gathered to discuss how best to get the word out about the importance of getting an accurate count.
- November 4, 2018 - Guest opinion: Helping our neighbors is the Montana way
Donor advised funds, also called DAFs, are a philanthropic tool that play a unique role in the community.
- October 22, 2018 - Guest view: Donor advised funds aid non-profits
Right now, somewhere in Montana, there are two families who may never meet — and yet will profoundly influence each other.
- September 19, 2018 - Ronan family hopes to break ground on new facility for adults with autism
Adults with severe autism don’t have a lot of choices when it comes to long-term care. Many group homes can’t accommodate their needs, and that leaves families with some tough choices.
- September 4, 2018 - Clay's Journey
Kalispell couple teams up with Ronan couple to lead nonprofit aimed at building an assisted-living facility for adults with autism, in a state with few other options
- August 16, 2018 - When it's 'as bad inside as outside': Wildfire smoke a growing issue in Montana
These longer wildfire seasons mean long doses of smoke to breathe, whether it’s coming from fires far away or those smoldering at our doorsteps.
- July 30, 2018 - Achievers
The Montana Community Foundation, Inc. awarded $431,550 in scholarships to 138 Montana students for the 2018-2019 academic year.
- July 27, 2018 - Area students receive $81,800 in scholarships from the Montana Community Foundation
Twenty-seven students from Butte, Melrose, and Whitehall have received scholarships totaling $81,800 from the Montana Community Foundation.
- June 29, 2018 - Grants benefiting town of Darby awarded
The Montana Community Foundation Inc. announced the award of $7,400 in grants to Darby Thursday to help pay for everything from safety equipment to new trails.
- June 24, 2018 - Home for adults with autism gets $150,000 donation
A proposed home for adults with autism is $150,000 closer to reality.
- June 24, 2018 - An update on Helena's Equity Fountain Project
I am writing to the community to report on the status and progress of the Equity Fountain Project.
- June 8, 2018 - Losing one of Montana's greatest champions
So great is the loss of Steve Browning to our state and its communities, the flags should be lowered to half-staff and a moment of silence observed across Montana
- June 7, 2018 - Congratulations, Payton!
Payton Dupuis, Polson High School 2018 graduate and CS&KT decendent, received the T. Eugene Young Scholarship from the Montana Community Foundation.
- April 27, 2018 - Guest view: A life changed by the Montana Community Foundation
I was 10 years old when Louise A. Dean died. Ten years old when the woman who would go on to help fund my future passed away.
- March 16, 2018 - Veterinary Foundation sends $25K for Montana tribal relief
The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) has provided a $25,000 grant to support Montana reservations in need of hay due to the impact of recent winter storms.
- February 16, 2018 - Sand Coulee Volunteer Fire Department gets grant from Montana Wildfire Relief Fund
The summer of 2017 was one of the worst fire seasons Montana has ever seen.
- February 9, 2018 - You can learn a lot from a two-time loser
This week, the Montana All-Class State Wrestling Championships are being held at the Metra in Billings, and it marks the 50th anniversary of what I consider the most important lesson in my life.
- February 8, 2018 - Montana Community Foundation Distributes $600,000 to Benefit Wildfire Relief Efforts
The Montana Community Foundation (MCF) distributed more than $600,000 in grants to 81 organizations including 64 fire departments across Montana from the Montana Wildfire Relief Fund.
- February 6, 2018 - Libby Volunteer Fire Departments granted $15,000 to purchase new radios
Libby Volunteer Fire Department will soon purchase much-needed new radio equipment thanks to a $15,000 Montana Wildfire Relief Fund grant — the largest individual grant recently issued by the fund, which the Montana Community Foundation and Montana Television Network established in September 2017 following the state’s highly active wildfire season.
- February 5, 2018 - $600K from wildfire relief fund to be divvied up among rural fire departments in Montana
A fundraising campaign sparked by last year’s wildfire season has distributed more than $600,000 primarily to volunteer fire departments in Montana.
- February 2, 2018 - Tri-Lakes Fire receives grant from Montana Wildfire Relief Fund
The latest round of grants from the Montana wildlife relief fund, are making their way to fire departments across Montana.
- February 1, 2018 - $600K from wildfire relief fund to be divvied up among rural fire departments in Montana
Rural volunteer fire departments will be the primary recipients of $600,000 in grant money from the Montana Community Foundation.
- January 31, 2018 - MTN and Montana Community Foundation distribute $600K from Montana Wildfire Relief Fund
The Montana Television Network (MTN) and the Montana Community Foundation (MCF) announce the distribution of more than $600,000 in grants from the Montana Wildfire Relief Fund.
January 20, 2018 - This group is trying to get Billings' kids on the 'right trajectory' early
From battling bedbugs to closing "the 30 million word gap," the agencies and businesses that are part of Best Beginnings Yellowstone County spent an hour Friday celebrating their accomplishments before looking to the future to begin tackling the many remaining challenges that young children and their families face.
- January 12, 2018 - MCF taking applications for scholarships
Montana Community Foundation (MCF) is accepting applications for academic scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year.