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


Our local nonprofits perform superhuman feats of kindness on a daily basis…and many people were superheroes for them on May 5th! We raised more than $270,000 for 135 local nonprofits in 24 hours. People donated online at GiveLocalMissoula.org . You can see the final results there.


The day taps into our community’s passion for giving to bring together new and existing donors with local nonprofits. Give LOCAL Missoula is designed to engage first-time donors and donors under 40 while raising the profile of charitable giving in Missoula. Our 2015 goal was to raise $200,000 for local nonprofits and for 5% of Missoulians to give on May 5. It’s easy- as little as $10 makes a big difference.

Thank you Give Local Missoula Top Sponsors

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News and Events

  • 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
  • Do You Have Dead Assets? We Can Help.

    Let's work together to turn troublesome assets into income for you and our community. Do you have an asset that's a total dud? Perhaps your family has a piece of property, like an empty lot or an inherited farm, that's expensive to maintain. Or maybe you have a bundle of under-performing stocks that you're leery to ... August 25th, 2015
  • Meet Our Newest Board Member: Bethanie Walder

    Join us in welcoming Bethanie Walder to the board of the Missoula Community Foundation. She is a wonderful asset to our team, with a wealth of knowledge about nonprofit management and strategic development. Read on to learn more about Bethanie. What's your career? I'm a consultant for a host of local and national nonprofits, and provide a ... July 27th, 2015
  • Congrats to our 2015 scholarship winners!

    These exceptional high school seniors each received $1,000 to attend a university or trade school in Montana. We wish them the best of luck as they pursue their careers, and continue to improve our local economy and hometown! Sierra Pannell, Sentinel HS graduate Shelby Fromm, Frenchtown HS graduate Cole Jungers, Seeley Lake HS graduate Brianna ... June 16th, 2015
  • MissoulaCF Founding Board Member Receives Outstanding Philanthropist Award

    Dale Woolhiser helps Montana’s communities and nonprofits achieve “big hairy audacious goals.” A Missoula businessman and dedicated civic leader, Woolhiser received the Western Montana Fund Raisers Association’s ‘Outstanding Philanthropist Award’ on June 12th. Woolhiser is the First Vice President at UBS Financial Services, was a founding board member of the Missoula Community Foundation, and is well-known ... June 15th, 2015