Programs & Impact

Fiscal Sponsorship

The Community Foundation fiscal sponsorship program provides infrastructure, guidance, counsel and training to help people and organizations make powerful change possible in Park County. When the goal of a potential project falls within the mission of the Foundation’s charter, the Foundation can provide the benefit of its tax-deducible-gift status to organizations seeking such financial support.

Current Fiscal Sponsorships: 

  • Farm to School of Park County 
  • Gateway Hose Company (Gardiner Fire Department) 
  • North Yellowstone Education Foundation

What We Sponsor

We provide fiscal sponsorship to projects that demonstrate genuine charitable intent, able and committed leadership, potential for significant community impact and strong prospects for growth and financial sustainability.

What We Don’t Sponsor

Unless they are integral to a larger direct-service program, we do not sponsor religious events, commercial or profit-making ventures, one-time-only events, or film or video projects. We do no sponsor activities that require the acquisition of property or projects that require medical or legal practice.

Review Process

Applications for fiscal sponsorship are rigorously reviewed by Park County Community Foundation staff, board members and community advisors. We invite the leaders of projects that are strong candidates for fiscal sponsorship to meet with us, present their project and answer questions. Final determination of sponsorship is made by the full board of the Park County Community Foundation.

Application Guidelines

Please contact the Community Foundation for specific information necessary to propose a project for sponsorship by Park County Community Foundation. Submitting an application and budget helps us to determine if the proposed project is aligned with our mission and if there is a clear fundraising strategy. Park County Community Foundation requires a start-up budget that outlines the key costs and sources of revenues anticipated in the first 12 months.

Questions can be directed to Peter Fox, Park County Community Foundation executive director at:, or by calling (406) 224-3920 or visiting our office at 202 E. Callender Street Livingston, MT 59047.