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MG+MCF_Horizontal-byMissoula Gives Registration Now Open!
The name has changed but the idea is the same. On May 4th and 5th from 6pm-6pm, the community will come together to give back to the nonprofits that help make Missoula a wonderful place to live. Formerly Give Local Missoula, Missoula Gives is a powerful and growing 24-hour, online and in-person giving event organized by the Missoula Community Foundation (MissoulaCF) to grow philanthropy in the Missoula area by connecting donors to the nonprofits that make our town so special. From January 18-April 7th, nonprofits can sign up to participate in Missoula Gives. Typically, more than 130 nonprofits participate each year. Our community has given more than $640,000 to local nonprofits over the first three years of the program. And with a minimum donation of $10, anyone can be a philanthropist!

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  • Nonprofits- Missoula Gives Registration Now Open

    Missoula Gives Registration Now Open! The name has changed but the idea is the same. On May 4th and 5th from 6pm-6pm, the community will come together to give back to the nonprofits that help make Missoula a wonderful place to live. Formerly Give Local Missoula, Missoula Gives is a powerful and growing 24-hour, online and in-person giving event ... January 18th, 2017
  • 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 12th. 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