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Missoula is a vibrant and healthy community because of the network of nonprofits that take care of our people, animals, and environment. To keep nonprofits strong, we offer a variety of funding opportunities.
We offer capacity-building grants to help identify and implement capacity-building work that will help allow a nonprofit to better focus on its critical mission-based work. This program provides an organization with an organizational assessment and then funding to implement projects identified during the assessment. By engaging leadership and staff they help align the organization and prioritize internal work.
Using a two-step approach, MPNE’s grant program will provide guidance and support for an organization’s board of directors and staff to:
1. Phase I – Organizational Assessment: Participate in a comprehensive organizational assessment to determine the nonprofit’s strengths, weaknesses, and priorities for improvement. The process is facilitated by an experienced local nonprofit consultant who provides a written report of findings and recommendations.
2. Phase II – Project: Retain a consultant to assist the organization to undertake and complete a capacity-building project that addresses a priority need identified through the assessment process.
Application opening in Fall 2020
We offer a handful of small grants from $500 to $2,500 that focus on addressing the current needs of the community.
2020 Grant Focus: Technology
Technology is playing a significant role in our lives, it is delivering education to our kids, it is allowing us to shop safely, it is connecting us to the people we love, and allowing some of us to work remotely. The Missoula Community Foundation will award technology grants to help connect us in this time of COVID in the following categories: Community Care, Arts and Culture, and Education. Our focus will be on technology (hardware/software) or technology education that will help connect those in need during this pandemic.
Application Period: October 1st – November 1st, 2020
The Women’s Giving Circle of Missoula County empowers women and non-binary people to be leaders in philanthropy and inspires collaborative giving to create positive change in our community. Every member, whether they give $10 per month or $1,000, has the opportunity to learn about community needs, hear how nonprofit organizations address those needs, and make decisions on how to give collective funds for maximum community impact. Our voices, too often muted in traditional philanthropy, are amplified by working together, so we can invest collective dollars for change.
The Giving Circle is a program of the Missoula Community Foundation but the membership maintains its own website. For more information, you can email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (406) 926-2846 with any questions.
Current Grant Cycle: Racial and/or Social Justice Grant – Applications open Sept. 1 – Oct. 1, 2020
The Legacy of Living Art (LoLA) Field of Interest Fund supports projects that use the arts to nurture and support healing. LoLA grants are awarded yearly to artists and organizations that seek to engage creativity for the benefits of wellness and wellbeing. Proposed projects should have outcomes that provide opportunities for things like: creative expression, respite, social interaction and enhancement of the human spirit.
Support the LoLA Fund.