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Grants to Montana Nonprofits in Eligible Counties for Projects that Benefit Local Residents

Central Montana Foundation (CMF) Grants


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Geographic Focus
USA: Montana: Fergus, Garfield, Judith Basin, Wheatland, and Petroleum Counties

Important Dates
Deadline: 04/01/23 Postmarked - Deadline for Major Grants; Minor Grant requests are accepted on an ongoing basis. Save

Grant Description
Grants to Montana nonprofit organizations in eligible areas for projects and programs that benefit local residents. Funding is intended for critical programs and services, as well as medical, educational, cultural, and civic projects. Priority will be given to projects that benefit the most central Montanans. Eligible applicants are located in and serve Fergus, Garfield, Judith Basin, Petroleum, and Wheatland Counties.


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Additional Eligibility Criteria
Only non-profit or tax-exempt organizations that are registered and in good standing with the Montana Secretary of State and located in Fergus, Garfield, Judith Basin, Petroleum, and Wheatland Counties are eligible for Central Montana Foundation grants.

If your project is in Denton, Garfield County, Grass Range, Hobson, Judith Basin/Stanford, Judith Gap, Moore, Petroleum County, Roy, Wheatland County, or Winifred, your community endowment may have grant funds available.

CMF does not grant funds to individuals, political or religious organizations, or to organizations whose primary purpose it to influence legislation, to participate in or intervene in any political campaigns on behalf of any, or against any, candidate for office. Requests that are discriminatory, illegal or harmful, or which pose an unacceptable conflict of interest to the community are not eligible for CMF funding or grants.

Pre-Application Information
Minor grants are due the 10th of the month to be considered in the month the application is received. The major grant deadline is April 1.

Grant applications must be mailed and postmarked by the deadlines noted above.

Central Montana Foundation Board of Directors meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month to consider minor grant requests and once a year at its annual meeting in May to consider major grants requests.

Estimated Size of Grant
The Foundation considers major grants requests starting at $5,000 and minor requests under $5,000.

Contact Information
Applications should be mailed to:
Central Montana Foundation
PO Box 334
Lewistown, MT 59457

Direct questions to 406.538.6130 or

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