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


It’s our favorite time of year! The season of giving is here. We hope you’ll celebrate by donating to the Missoula Community Foundation. With your support, we can strengthen the 1,200+ nonprofits that make our town tick.

Learn more about how your dollars will go to work for the people and causes that make this place so special.


We raised more than $270,000 for 135 local nonprofits in 24 hours during Give LOCAL Missoula on May 5, shattering our goal of $200,000. See the final results here.

Stay tuned for details on Give LOCAL Missoula 2016, coming up in May!

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News and Events

  • 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
  • The Elf Project-Spread the Joy to Local Nonprofits!

    The Missoula Community Foundation has a bit of extra “joy” (AKA cash) to give away this holiday season and we need your help deciding where it should go! Click on the elf to nominate your favorite local nonprofit. We are accepting nominations through Dec. 4th.         November 25th, 2015
  • Learn to Live Forever

    We're hosting a FREE workshop to give you ideas on how to let your legacy shine on long after your gone--and that benefit your pocketbook while you're still alive. Tuesday, Dec.1 - Estate Planning with a Charitable Twist - 5:30-7pm at Missoula Community Theatre, 200 N. Adams St. November 4th, 2015
  • Check out our New Digs

    Come by the Foundation's new offices during your First Friday rounds to say hi. We'll have snacks and beverages to welcome you. Friday, Nov. 6 - Office Warming Party - 5-8 p.m. at 110 W. Front Street November 4th, 2015
  • Welcome the Foundation’s New Employee: Meet Caroline Lauer

    Join us in welcoming Caroline Lauer, the new Program Associate here at the Missoula Community Foundation. Her role at the foundation includes organizing Give Local Missoula and the Scholarship Program, as well as helping to launch the foundation's newest initiative, Climate Smart Missoula. Where are you from originally? I grew up in Pennsylvania and then moved to ... September 17th, 2015