The Community Foundation proudly supports nonprofit organizations serving Park County communities. Through our Community Grants Program, the Foundation has issued over $750,000 in grants since 2007, including $150,000 in 2019 alone. This funding supports a wide range of charitable activities including the arts, health and human services, education and much more.
Beginning in 2020, we are excited to focus our funding on the primary issues identified in the We Will visioning process. We are also eliminating the funding caps on each type of grant, towards the goal of distributing our $150,000 in 2020 grant funds in a way that will provide the greatest impact.
The Community Foundation has been awarding annual grants since 2007 to provide support for community projects or general operating costs for local nonprofits and public entities. Funded proposals benefit the residents of Park County.
The Park County Community Foundation believes in the power of working together. The Foundation began awarding Collaborative Grants in 2017. This grant opportunity is designed to encourage area nonprofits to consider ways they can work together to serve more people by sharing resources and expertise. The Collaborative Grant provides financial support for two or more organizations applying for a common-purpose program or project.
The Community Foundation also offers the opportunity to apply for a Multi-Year Community Grant of up to three years of support, building on our pilot program begun in 2017. The Multi-Year Grant enables local nonprofit organizations to commit to a needed large-scale project that will benefit the residents of Park County.
Concerns central to the Community Foundation's evaluation of proposed multi-year projects include:
- The strength of local support for the project
- The strength of the applicant organizations
- Whether the project addresses a significant community need
- Sustainability and collaboration efforts
Applications for the 2020 grant funding cycle will be released on January 21, 2020.
If you have questions about our Community Grants program, please reach out to our program director, Barb Oldershaw at 406-224-3920 or email her at Barb.Oldershaw@pccf-montana.org