We incubate innovative ideas and projects through fiscal sponsorships. As a tax-exempt 501(c)(3), we can receive and administer charitable contributions designated for another organization that is applying for nonprofit status, or for projects with a limited scope and duration.
Current fiscal sponsorships:
Cuban Choir to Montana: The “Cuban Choir to Montana” project seeks to bring the “Cantores de Cienfuegos” to Missoula during the 2016 International Choral Festival. This will contribute to cultural exchange, understanding, and friendship between individuals in the U.S. and Cuba at an important moment of normalizing relations between our two countries.
Tell Us Something: Tell Us Something awakens imagination, empowers storytellers and connects the Missoula community through the transformative power of personal storytelling.
Winter in the Blood: Winter in the Bloods is an exemplary film that addresses the challenges facing many Native Americans though the story of one man struggling to survive. The film acts as the cornerstone of planning and delivering outreach/self-expression filmmaking workshops for Native youth in Montana including the Salish-Kootenai, Blackfeet, Rocky Boy (Chippewa/Cree), Fort Belknap (Gros Ventre and Assiniboine) and Fort Peck (Assiniboine and Sioux) Reservations.
Past fiscal sponsorships:
Missoula Butterfly House & Insectarium (MBHI)- 2010-2011
MBHI now operates an insectarium with live insect exhibits of exotic and local species in downtown Missoula, and is developing a tropical butterfly house to accompany it.
Travelers’ Rest State Park Expansion Campaign- 2012
Travelers’ Rest is home to a centuries-old Native American gathering ground and is the only verified campsite of the Lewis & Clark Expedition. This land acquisition project increases public access to Lolo Creek, provides open space and allows for expansion of the local trail system.
Art Montana-2013-2014: Art Montana works with educators to develop lesson plans with related resources designed for Montana K-12 teachers. They offer an online collection of streaming videos and lesson plans for teachers to use in their classrooms.
Dress for Success Missoula- 2013-2014: Dress for Success provides each client with professional attire to secure employment. Besides physically equipping the client with apparel and accessories, their programs furnish her with a confidence that she carries forever and the knowledge that she can actively define her life, the direction she takes and what success means to her.
Missoula Mud Dawgs-2013-2014: Tax deductible donations allowed the Missoula Mud Dawgs Baseball Club to live a dream and play on the fabled field at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York on August 2-8, 2014.
Native Generational Change-2014-2015: Native Generational Change seeks to create sustainable change for Native communities through civic engagement, progressive policy development and community action programs.