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Current Funding Opportunities:

Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation
Whitefish Community Foundation
Montana Community Foundation
Montana Healthcare Foundation

Government Offices:

Montana State Home Page

Governor Greg Gianforte – (855) 318-1330, Helena

Senator Jon Tester – (406) 449-5401, Helena (202) 224-2644, DC

Senator Steve Daines – (406) 443-3189, Helena (202) 224-2651, DC

Governor’s Office of Community Service

Montana Department of Justice – Office for Consumer Protection – For Nonprofits

Montana Department of Revenue

Montana Secretary of State – Domestic Nonprofit Corporations

Find Your Representative

Other Resources:

Association of Fundraising Professionals – Montana Chapter works to promote high ethical standards in the fundraising profession plus provide a network of support through educational opportunities, networking events and mentoring in most cities within the state, including Bozeman, Billings, Kalispell and Missoula.

Montana Nonprofit Association provides leadership for Montana’s nonprofit sector statewide and partners with charitable nonprofits to promote a sustainable, networked, and influential sector.

Big Sky Institute for the Advancement of Nonprofits is a nonprofit research and leadership development organization serving Montana and neighboring states. Nonprofit organizations and communities in these very rural states face uniquely difficult obstacles because of their low population densities, challenged economies, and limited philanthropic and nonprofit sector resources. To help overcome these barriers, BSI develops organizational support systems for both the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.

Hopa Mountain is committed to investing in rural and tribal citizen leaders as they improve aspects of their community, working primarily in the areas of early childhood education, informal science education, service-learning, ecological and human health, and nonprofit development.

Humanities Montana is an independent nonprofit organization that provides grants and programs on history, literature, Native American cultures, and more all over the state of Montana.

Montana Shares is a partnership of Montana-based nonprofit groups devoted to improving the quality of life in the communities throughout the state through networking, training, technical assistance, and fundraising support.

Philanthropy Northwest – Philanthropy Northwest is committed to helping community foundations in a six-state area succeed in their work through workshops, events, publications and networking opportunities. These resources help community foundation staff and trustees stay connected to the issues that affect their communities.

State Bar of Montana – Nonprofit Law Section

Volunteer Missoula is a website for nonprofits to list and describe volunteer opportunities available at their organizations. Community members can then head to the website and find volunteer opportunities that suit them and their skill set.

United Way in Montana provides ten local offices in cities around the state dedicated to improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities.

Western Montana Fundraisers Association

Serve Montana (part of the Governor’s Office of Community Service) encourages citizens of all ages and backgrounds to engage in service. They have also has included us, among many other great organizations, in a Training and Technical Assistance Directory of trainers and consultants who are peer recommended, and have demonstrated support for the state service commission network, nonprofit organizations, and AmeriCorps programs.

Top Foundations:

FOUNDATION NAME TOTAL ANNUAL GIVING 
Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation$31,172,445 
National Forest Foundation$8,552,914 
Whitefish Community Foundation$4,281,266 
Montana Community Foundation$3,743,316 
Montana Healthcare Foundation$2,915,373 
O. P. and W. E. Edwards Foundation, Inc.$1,935,608 
First Interstate BancSystem Foundation$1,518,405 
Billings Community Foundation$651,531 
Missoula Community Foundation$631,187 
Park County Community Foundation$454,841 
The Cinnabar Foundation$409,000 
Flathead Community Foundation$303,898 
Red Lodge Area Community Foundation$302,875 
Greater Polson Community Foundation$127,070 
The Lower Flathead Valley Community Foundation Inc.$94,334 
Temper of the Times Foundation, Inc.$65,000 
Muryl and Lu Myhre Foundation, Inc.$44,000 
Nye Community Foundation$39,834 
Soaring Eagle Foundation$12,500

Community Foundations:

FOUNDATION NAME GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS 
Billings Community FoundationBillings, MT and Yellowstone Valley Region 
Flathead Community FoundationKalispell, MT 
Greater Polson Community FoundationPolson, MT 
Missoula Community FoundationMissoula, MT 
Montana Community FoundationMostly Montana 
Nye Community FoundationNye, Montana and surrounding area 
Park County Community FoundationPark County, MT 
Red Lodge Area Community FoundationCarbon County, Montana 
The Lower Flathead Valley Community Foundation Inc.Flathead Indian Reservation and the surrounding area, Montana 
Whitefish Community FoundationMT, National