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Powder River Community Endowment Fund (PRCEF)

Grants to Montana Nonprofits, Agencies, and Charitable Entities
to Benefit Residents of the Powder River Area and Eligible Counties

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Montana Community Foundation (MCF) and School Community Development Council (SCDC)

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Grants of up to $3,000 to Montana nonprofit organizations, governmental units, and charitable entities for programs and projects that strengthen the rural community in the greater Powder River Area. Eligible applicant organizations are those that were founded with educational, charitable, and/or spiritual purposes in mind. Preference is given to projects that benefit a significant number of both young and elderly members of the community.

The Montana Community Foundation (MCF) has chosen to offer money in the form of matching funds to three communities across the state: the Great Powder River Area, Scobey (Daniels County), and Browning. The decisions on how to best use the money were left up to each recipient to support decision-making from the "grassroots" level.

One of the goals of the group that oversees the Powder River Community Endowment Fund is to maintain rural characteristics within the community while at the same time improving the local quality of life.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 141957

Estimated Size of Grant:

$3,000 maximum

Term of Contract:

Most desirable projects will be those that can be accomplished within a one-year timeframe.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Most desirable recipients are those that were founded with charitable, religious, or educational purposes in mind. The following are eligible to apply for grants: 501(c)(3) organizations, exempt governmental units, and other charitable entities.

Organizations with other dependable sources of funding available to them or with purposes that will benefit very few are examples of least desirable recipients.

Ineligible organizations are those that are discriminatory in any manner or whose function is not for the public good.

Least desirable projects would be those where funds are used to pay normal operating expenses, recurring expenses, or upon completion, the project will benefit only a small group of persons.

Pre-Application Information:

Application deadline is May 1, 2019.

Most-desirable projects will have at least a 50% match of other cash funds in relation to PRCEF grant funds. Least desirable projects will be those that request 100% funding from PRCEF grant funds. Evidence of planning and collaboration between organizations for the completion of projects will also be perceived positively.

Contact Information:

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

Completed applications should be dropped off at the MSU Extension Office or mailed/emailed to:

P.O. Box 254
Broadus, MT 59317

For more information, contact the SCDC Director, Kelda Page at 406-427-5181 or at the email above.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Montana: Great Powder River Area, Scobey (Daniels County), and Browning