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First Give A Hoot fundraiser brings in over $1M

Please click on the image to see the Livingston Enterprise newspaper article from September 10, 2019.

Did you know that Park County graduating seniors received over $2 million in academic scholarships? We're proud to be part of that giving community, with Thronson Scholarships awarded to two Park High graduates, and one each to Shields Valley and Gardiner graduating seniors. Read more about the Barbara Thronson Scholarship here.

The Park County Community Foundation has received a $3.5 million grant from Montana-based Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation, in conjunction with Montana Rail Link, and Willow Creek Ranch. Over the next ten years, the Park County Community Foundation will receive $250,000 from the Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation and $100,000 from Willow Creek Ranch per year– totaling $3.5 million.

The Barbara Thronson Scholarship through the Park County Community Foundation provides four scholarships for students graduating from Park County high schools based on enrollment. The scholarship – $500 per successful semester completed – will be provided to each of four students continuing their post-secondary education at two- and/or four-year institutions.

Give a Hoot is Park County's first ever month-long community giving challenge that will connect community members with causes they care about most. The goal of Give a Hoot is to inspire people to come together, show pride in their community and contribute to support local nonprofit organizations working in Park County.

All Park County nonprofits are invited to join us for one of three info sessions being held to share details, answer questions and arm you with the info they need to decide if Give a Hoot is right for them. To register for an upcoming info session click the title.

Legal responsibilities, strategic vision, financial stewardship… Board Members have a lot on their plates. Whether you are a seasoned board member or a new recruit, this workshop will cover all you need to know to become an excellent board member.

Park County nonprofits, community organizations and public projects are encouraged to apply in a competitive awards process. 

Successful strategic planning helps organizations fulfill their missions with maximum efficiency and impact. During this workshop board volunteers and staff leaders will learn about the benefits of planning and what it takes to develop and implement both strategic and annual plans.

The Fall 2018 Community Foundation Newsletter announces our new executive director, introduces new board members, highlights community grants and reveals a large project the Foundation is undertaking for the future of Park County.

The Park County Community Foundation is launching the “most ambitious project in its history” in an attempt to better plan for the county’s future.

The Friends of LINKS, established in October 2018, will be fiscally sponsored by the Park County Community Foundation, the group announced. LINKS for Learning is an out-of-school-time enrichment program that operates after school and during the summer.

The Park County Community Foundation has unanimously approved Gavin Clark as its next Executive Director.  Beginning January 2, Clark will succeed Peter Fox who recently resigned after nearly four years in the role.  Fox will continue to serve the Foundation through the end of year and on a contract basis in 2019 to ensure a seamless transition to Clark.

This workshop presented by Lisa Hammer from the Community Mediation Center will be focused on conflict resolution skills applied specifically to the nonprofit workplace and public service relationships. Participants from similar training workshops have indicated that the content not only resonated on the job, but in all areas of life.

After serving nearly four years as the Park County Community Foundation executive director, Peter Fox has informed the Board of Directors of his desire to resign effective October 31 to enjoy more family time and personal pursuits.

We are excited to share with you the 2017 Annual Report for the Park County Community Foundation. 2017 was a year of positive growth and momentum. Read about how we make our grants, funded projects and charitable strategies for 2018.

Having a solid individual donor strategy is crucial to sustaining your organization. Learn how to confidently engage in conversations about how to financially partner in the important work you do! In this workshop you will learn why your donors are motivated to give and how to tap into that motivation. Join us to learn and practice your newly honed asking skills!

The Park County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of its “Fund for the Future” endowment as a permanent source of charitable funds to benefit Park County and its residents.