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Small Grants Program

Grants to Seeley Lake, Montana Nonprofits, Agencies,
and Schools to Benefit the Local Community

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Seeley Lake Community Foundation (SLCF)

Deadline Date:

01/31/19 Emailed or Postmarked


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Grants ranging from $100 to $2,500 to Seeley Lake, Montana nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions for a broad range of projects to benefit the local community. Program areas include education, community and economic development, arts and culture, natural resources and conservation, and basic human needs.

The SLCF strives to be a community resource and catalyst for innovative approaches to improving the quality of life in Seeley Lake. The Small Grants Program supports the ever-changing needs of a community that is diverse and growing. Qualifying nonprofit and public organizations are afforded the opportunity to receive assistance from the Foundation, provided the specified needs meet the scope and provisions as outlined in the grant application guidelines and process. The final consideration rests with the Seeley Lake Community Foundation in determining the community's current needs and priorities.

Project ideas are provided for each of the five areas of interest but other innovative proposals will be considered, if they meet the objectives for broad-community benefits.

- Projects and efforts that seek to close the achievement gap among students.
- Projects that foster creativity and experiential learning in the classroom.
- Projects that promote literacy and life-long learning.
- Collaborative projects with other teachers, nonprofit organizations (such as museums, libraries, theater companies, human service agencies, etc.) and business-education entities.

Arts and Culture:
- Projects that broaden, deepen, and diversify the public’s awareness of and engagement in local arts and cultural activities.
- Projects that increase the creation and performance of art forms that reflect the diversity and cultural history of the community.
- Projects that offer children and youth experiences in the arts.
- Projects that seek to increase the venues for art exhibition and performances.
- Collaborative projects with other nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and business entities.

Community Development:
- Projects that help strengthen the economy and build financial stability for the community.
- Projects that work to unify and build community support and capacity to improve the quality of life for all members of the community.
- Projects that create or retain jobs in the community.
- Projects that support affordable housing initiatives in the community.
- Projects that promote and recognize citizen volunteerism.
- Projects that promote the physical development of a town center and hub for activities.
- Collaborative projects with other nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and business entities.

Natural Resources and Conservation:
- Projects that promote positive stewardship of timber, water and other natural resources.
- Projects that recognize and protect the unique ecological setting of the Seeley Lake region.
- Projects that provide opportunities in environmental education and conservation.
- Projects that promote open space and greater recreational opportunities.
- Collaborative projects with other nonprofit organizations or government agencies to ensure sustainability of the regions natural resources.

Basic Human Needs:
- Projects that help low-income and disadvantaged children and adults meet basic needs for food, clothing, and emergency and permanent housing.
- Projects that address family violence.
- Projects that expand opportunities for persons with disabilities
- Projects that initiate or strengthen services for recovery from illness or substance abuse.
- Collaborative projects with other nonprofit organizations (such as community medical services, hospitals, government agencies, human service agencies, etc.) to provide dependable, basic services to community members.

The Seeley Lake Community Foundation (SLCF) will consider requests for special projects, ongoing programs, and one-time capital projects.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177041

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants will be awarded in amounts of $100 to $2,500.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility Requirements:
- Applicant organization must be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or an exempt governmental unit, hospital, educational institution, etc.
- If applicant organization is not tax-exempt, it must be sponsored, in writing, by a tax-exempt organization.
- Applicant organization must be located in and/or provide services that directly benefit the community of Seeley Lake, Montana.

As a general practice, the SLCF will not consider the following types of requests:
- To benefit specific individuals,
- Grants to endowment funds,
- Loans, debt retirement, or to replace operational deficits,
- Contributions to organizations whose policy or practice discriminates against race, ethnic origin, sex, religion, or sexual orientation when employing staff or providing services, and
- Contributions to sectarian or religious organizations whose principal activity is for the benefit of their own members or adherents.

Pre-Application Information:

2019 grant applications are due January 31, 2019.

Contact Information:

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

Mail or e-mail the application to:
Seeley Lake Community Foundation
P.O. Box 25
Seeley Lake, MT 59868

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Montana: Seeley Lake