OUR MISSION

We provide leadership and inspire long-term local philanthropy to ensure the diversity and vitality of the greater Missoula community.
Ripple Rapple FundraiserBe a part of our first ever Ripple Rapple— the p’s are for “promoting philanthropy”! By purchasing one or more $25 ticket, you are benefiting 5 local nonprofits and have a chance of selecting your favorite as a winner! Find out more here >>

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  • Elf Project- Nominate Your Favorite Nonprofit to Win Cash & Goodies!

    It's the perfect season to give back to your favorite local nonprofits who work so hard all year to make our community a better place. Answer three simple questions to nominate one to win some holiday cash and a goodie basket. We will be accepting nominations through December 6th. Then on December 16th, Missoula Community Foundation ... November 16th, 2016
  • YOU Can Start a Ripple of Philanthropy-Find out How!

    We're often dreaming up fun ways to help nonprofit organizations raise money. Here's one we recently hatched: A Ripple Rapple. Named for the Ripple Effect, the Ripple Rapple is akin to a raffle, except instead of benefiting just one organization, it supports five. Those “p”s aren't just for show, they stand for “promoting philanthropy,” which is what ... November 7th, 2016
  • Decorate a Lantern and walk in the Festival of the Dead Parade with us.

    Celebrate Missoula’s Festival of the Dead by carrying a lantern that memorializes a loved one or honors a Missoula non-profit organization. Community members are invited to decorate a lantern at this family-friendly and FREE event. The Missoula Community Foundation will provide lanterns and the art supplies to decorate them. Feel free to bring photos and ... October 17th, 2016
  • Meet the Newest Investors in Your Community: Martin and Kathy McAllister

    The newest investors in our community, Martin and Kathy McAllister, moved to Missoula in 1996 from Duluth, Minnesota, and immediately set to work making a positive impact. Kathy served as the Deputy Regional Forester for the Northern Region for the U.S. Forest Service until her retirement in 2008, and Martin runs a Missoula-based firm that ... October 13th, 2016
  • Your Legacy: Family, Church and Charity

    Are there people and organizations in your life that you care about and want to help sustain financially? If there are people or causes you care about, we can help you uncover ways to enrich their futures and unleash your generosity. Join us for this complimentary presentation hosted by the Missoula Community Foundation with guest speakers ... October 6th, 2016