Fiscal Sponsorship

Fiscal Sponsorship

The Community Foundation fiscal sponsorship program has provided 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.

PLEASE NOTE: starting in 2020, we will be limiting the number of organizations we take on for fiscal sponsorship.

Current Fiscal Sponsorships


Friends of LINKS for Learning

LINKS For Learning is an after-school and summer program for elementary school children.   Funded through fees, grants, fundraising and donations,  LINKS offers a high quality after school program with reasonable fees. LINKS provides homework and academic support, a healthy snack, outdoor play and a variety of engaging  enrichment activities.

LINKS staff are qualified and experienced working with children both in and beyond the school day. By being a fiscal sponsorship of the Community Foundation, LINKS is able to accept tax-deductible donations.


Gateway Hose Company 

Gardiner’s all volunteer fire and ambulance service. The Departments dedicated members volunteer their services 24/7 for the benefit of the community and its visitors. Providing quality emergency services such as structure and wildland fire protection, vehicle extrication and free-service ambulance transports to Livingston.

The Gateway Hose Company is currently fundraising to purchase a new ambulance that will allow them to better serve all residents in the greater Gardiner area as well as all tourists vacationing there. 


Livingston Hoot

The Livingston Hoot is a one day, free-to-attend family friendly outdoor concert.  Held downtown in historic Livingston, Montana, the Hoot draws several thousand people to listen to Grammy winning musicians performing on a large stage with professional sound and lights, eat food from local restaurants and food vendors, and visit with their neighbors on a summer evening in early August.


Park County Cancer Alliance

The Park County Cancer Alliance provides support to all those affected by cancer in Park County and Meagher County.



Becoming a Fiscal Sponsorship


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 not 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 Gavin Clark, Park County Community Foundation executive director at: or by calling (406) 224-3920.