For the love of Park County, we inspire investment and leadership to cultivate resilient communities. 

We believe that Park County's challenges can be solved through mutual understanding, collaboration and a robust culture of philanthropy. 

The Park County Community Foundation awarded 28 grants totaling $350,000 during their 2024 giving cycle, including their largest ever single grant amount of $30,000 to Montana Freshwater Partners, according to a news release.

“This funding will support the expansion of our programming along the Upper Yellowstone River, providing education and outreach, on-the-ground habitat improvements, and flood-wise planning for our community,” confirmed Wendy Weaver, executive director of Montana Freshwater Partners.

Since 2007, the Park County Community Foundation has invested more than $1.6 million in direct funding to nonprofits. These grants focus on the five areas of concern identified through the We Will Park County citizen-informed initiative: Economic Performance; Health, Safety & Education; Housing & Affordability; Landscapes & Natural Amenities; and Small Town & Rural Lifestyle.

Gavin Clark, executive director, Park County Community Foundation, and Katherine Daly, program manager of the Park County Housing Coalition, introduced the PCHC Housing Action Plan for 2024, announcing 12 policy tools for improving affordable housing to be implemented over a three-year period, dependent on community interest and support. One of the tools already being advocated and implemented is the Resident Owned Community program,

Three other affordable housing tools were introduced and then the group split into three groups to discuss the topics. The topics discussed were: accessory dwelling units, or ADUs, employer-assisted housing partnerships, or workforce housing, and zoning reformation.