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Community Grants Program

Grants to Promote Youth Empowerment
and Early Childhood Development Projects

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Mountain Sky Guest Ranch Fund

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Grants are available for non-profits that collaborate to provide programs to enhance the quality of life for the youth of Park and Gallatin Counties in Montana. The focus areas for this grant cycle are: youth development and empowerment, and early childhood development. Grants for youth empowerment and development projects will support efforts to improve youth development in Park and Gallatin counties. The Fund is especially interested in programs that empower youth through the challenges of physical activity and outdoor adventure, including innovations that introduce youth and their families to area natural resources. Proposals that incorporate innovations that involve youth in service projects as part of their work will receive more merit.

Funding for early childhood development projects will support organizations providing children, birth to age five, with quality opportunities that will prepare them for successful lifelong learning.

Preference will be given to innovations that expand opportunities for participation beyond current levels in Park and Gallatin counties. The Fund seeks creative approaches to expanding opportunity and does not intend to fund existing programs at their current levels of participation. The Fund is interested in opportunities that incorporate two or more non-profit organizations working together in service of a common goal. Preference will be given to approaches that draw additional resources and opportunities into Park County.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 127098

Term of Contract:

The Fund traditionally makes grants for a period of one year. The staff will consider funding for additional years based on demonstrated growth in three areas: new and diversified funding sources; increased impact on the community; and innovative leadership in collaborations.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Criteria for Consideration
* Organizations must offer programming in Park or Gallatin Counties, Montana
* Organizations must be classified as 501(c)(3) by the IRS
* Programs must provide enhancement to (not replace) public support
* Organizations may apply once per calendar year
* All programs must be secular in nature and adhere to a nondiscriminatory policy
* Organizations must demonstrate that they have fostered creative community cooperation and collaboration

The Fund does not provide funding for events, individuals, government agencies, municipalities, parochial/private schools or therapeutic programs.

A limited number of in-school programs are considered, provided they involve teacher and administration training.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please direct questions about the application process to:
Tawnya Rupe, Program Director
Mountain Sky Guest Ranch
P.O. Box 1219
Emigrant, MT 59027
(406) 333-4911

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Montana