Innovation Engine: Fiscal Sponsorship Program

Lake Missoula Old Time
Lake Missoula Old Time, a member of our Innovation Engine, holds a community jam.

Do you have an idea for a project that benefits Missoula? Our Innovation Engine can bring your vision to life!

What’s an Innovation Engine?

We support innovative ideas and fledgling organizations through fiscal sponsorship. If your organization is applying for nonprofit status, or if you want to implement a short-term project that benefits our community, we can facilitate the development and growth of your charitable activities.

Why apply to the Innovation Engine?

1. You can collect charitable donations without needing a 501(c)(3) tax exemption.

2. You can spend more time on program work and less time on financial oversight.

3. You can get marketing support and visibility from a trusted community resource.

Use these resources to jumpstart your innovation engine!

  • Tell Us Something

    Tell Us Something

    “Missoula Community Foundation has made a huge difference in the way Tell Us Something has made decisions during our infancy. Meredith’s guidance and council when I had questions was tremendous and she taught me everything I know about fundraising and philanthropy. Thank you Missoula Community Foundation!”

    Marc Moss
    Executive Director
  • Climate Smart Missoula

    Climate Smart Missoula

    “Missoula Community Foundation was integral to the launch of Climate Smart Missoula in so many ways. By partnering with the Foundation, we were eligible for a national grant that both brought funding to our community and allowed us to raise matching funds in our community.  By providing an initial ‘home’ for this local climate initiative, we’ve had sound business and institutional support, allowing us to focus on making positive change. And Meredith and her team are super enjoyable to work with!”

    Amy Cilimburg
    Executive Director
  • Lake Missoula Old Time

    Lake Missoula Old Time

    Working with MCF has been supremely beneficial to us at Lake Missoula Old Time. They are affable, efficient, organized, and an amazing resource for our community. Their professionalism and knowledge as our fiscal sponsor have helped guide us in the management of our organization. MCF provides the necessary support to enable us to do what we do best, bringing southern old time music and dance to western Montana.

    Brian Herbal