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for Programs to Benefit Residents

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West Yellowstone Foundation

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Grants to Montana nonprofit organizations and government agencies in eligible locations for programs and projects that improve economic vitality and strengthen communities. Funding is intended for the areas of arts and culture, basic human needs, education, economic development, natural resources, conservation, and historic preservation. The Foundation is focused on making grants to organizations that are responsive to the dynamic changing needs of the community and visitors. Programs must serve the West Yellowstone and Hebgen Lake Basin area.

Grant priorities:

  • The Foundation prefers to make grants to organizations that are responsive to the changing needs of the community.
  • Innovative solutions and preventive actions are welcomed.
  • Partnerships and collaborations are highly encouraged.
  • Other support, such as partial funding, volunteers, and in-kind gifts, that demonstrate community involvement is considered.
  • Projects that impact the largest number of individuals possible, with a modest investment of funds are preferred.
  • Program development and capacity building activities are eligible.

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GrantWatch ID#: 174382

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organization must be nonprofits located in or providing service to residents of West Yellowstone and Hebgen Lake Basin, Montana.

Lower priority is given to general operating expenses, capital, or equipment requests and ongoing program support.

The W.Y. Foundation does not award grants for the following: religious organizations for direct religious activities, debt retirement, individuals (except scholarships), political organizations or campaigns, telephone solicitations, and organizations that as a substantial part of their purpose, influence legislation.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant application deadlines for 2021:

January 8th
April 9th
July 9th
October 8th

West Yellowstone Foundation grant applications can be submitted throughout the year. Grant proposals will be reviewed by the grant committee. Then the application will proceed with a recommendation for approval or denial to the full Board. Final approval must be obtained from the Board of Directors during their next regularly scheduled meeting.

Please contact the W.Y. Foundation with any questions regarding the grant application process.

Contact Information:

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

Mail applications to:
West Yellowstone Foundation
PO Box 255
West Yellowstone, MT 59758

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Phone: (406) 646-1152

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