We provide leadership and inspire long-term local philanthropy to ensure the diversity and vitality of the greater Missoula community.


Apply HERE for our 2016 Scholarship opportunity.

$1000 will be awarded to a student at Big Sky, Frenchtown, Hellgate, Seeley Swan and Sentinel High Schools. Winners will be selected based on Community Involvement, Aptitude, Character, Academic Interest and Financial Need.

Get Ready to Give on May 3rd!

Missoula Community Foundation is excited to announce Give LOCAL Missoula County 2016, a 24-hour, online giving event. The giving day will tap into our community’s passion for giving to bring together donors with local nonprofits. This is the third year of our campaign – in 2014 we raised $135,000 and in 2015 we more than doubled that and raised over $270,000 for local nonprofits. Give LOCAL is designed to engage first-time donors and donors under 40 while raising the profile of charitable giving in Missoula.

Local nonprofits’ involvement in the event will give members of our community the chance to find and support an organization whose mission aligns with their passion, or to make an amplified impact to an organization they already support with the help of our Share Fund and Hourly Prizes.

Our goal in Missoula is to raise $300,000 from 3000 people (including YOU) on May 3, 2016! With a minimum donation of only $10, it is easy to give back to your community–and you will feel so good.

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  • 2016 Missoula Project for Nonprofit Excellence Winners Announced

    Winners Announced for the Missoula Project for Nonprofit Excellence Local groups awarded grants to build capacity and create a more vibrant community MISSOULA, (Mont.) – This week, three local nonprofits received grants from the Missoula Community Foundation to build stronger organizations and create a more vibrant community. The Foundation selected Blue Mountain Clinic, Inc., Home ReSource ... March 31st, 2016
  • High School Seniors-Apply Now for a Scholarship!

    The Missoula Community Foundation Scholarship Program is designed to provide assistance to students from Missoula-area high schools to attend Montana post-secondary schools. This allows the Community Foundation to support local educational institutions, enhance students’ career prospects, and encourage talented young people to stay in Montana and become engaged members of their communities.$1000 will be awarded to ... March 1st, 2016
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  • Thank You for an Amazing 2015!

    Thanks to our donors and volunteers, 2015 has been an amazing year. Please take a minute and enjoy this photographic journey. January 7th, 2016
  • Donate today to the Missoula Community Foundation to feel happier

    Now is your chance to make the MOST DIFFERENCE for the causes you care about. Zoe Tate wants to be a brain surgeon. She's well on her way, already working on a double major at the University of Montana. The scholarship Zoe earned from the Missoula Community Foundation helped offset the cost of college . . ... December 1st, 2015