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Join us in activities and the creation of a permanent endowment fund to support the needs of the greater Polson community

Our Vision:

We facilitate and invest in the development of a robust welcoming community where all have the opportunity to be healthy, educated, creative, productive and prosperous.

Mission:  The directors of the Greater Polson Community Foundation will: 

Promote philanthropy

Financially support initiatives that build our community

Collaborate and partner with others

Inspire community pride and unity

 

History

The Greater Polson Community Foundation was born from the desire to give something back to our community and from the example and accomplishments of other Montana community foundations. Our initial meeting, Dec. 15, 2007, was followed by an ambitious plan for the New Year to become completely organized before we introduced the foundation to the community. With guidance from the Montana Community Foundation (MCF), we evolved from a group of interested volunteers into a strong board of directors with a clear vision/mission. Donations from our board members allowed us to qualify for the total of $7500 in challenge grants from MCF. When our endowment reached $25,000, funds from the Lake County Community Foundation held by MCF, but dormant for many years, were transferred to our endowment. A presentation to the Polson Rotary Club, newspaper articles, a brunch attended by community leaders, and the establishment of a “Founders Circle” for initial donors resulted in donations totaling nearly $51,000 by the end of 2008. Our first grants were awarded in August 2009, and have been awarded once a year thereafter.

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Greater Polson Community Foundation

Polson Community in Bloom

2018 Polson Community in Bloom poster[14683]2018 Polson Community in Bloom poster[14683]

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100% of Polson 2nd Graders Learn to Swim

  100% of Polson 2nd Graders Learn to Swim 104 second graders have been taught the basics of water safety and swimming in a series of eight lessons at the Mission Valley Aquatics Center this spring. Polson 2nd grade Classroom schedules were adjusted for a two-week period, children were transported to the pool on school […]

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~~Polson in Bloom~~ Chamber Flower Baskets ~~

These beautiful blooms are getting the tender love & care they need before they fill downtown Polson & Main street for everyone to enjoy throughout the summer. Thanks to the generosity of hundreds of donors, the Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with GPCF are able to continue a 20 year old tradition that enhances the visual […]

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Greater Polson Community Foundation

A Decade in Making a Difference – GPCF celebrates 10th Anniversary

A Decade in Making a Difference After learning how community foundations were benefiting other Montana towns, a group of Polson volunteers launched the Greater Polson Community Foundation (GPCF) in December, 2007, with the advice and guidance of the Montana Community Foundation. GPCF was carefully organized before receiving the first donations to the permanent endowment fund […]

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Clean Up Green Up

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Local WinterFest showcase future Olympic Broomball

The Mission Valley Ice Arena Association’s second annual WinterFest is scheduled for Saturday, March 3, from 10 am to 2 pm at Polson’s Riverside Park. It’s free and you’re invited to play ten-minute Broom-ball games on the park grounds. “Don’t feel like a full-blown game of Broom-ball? No problem!” Says MVIAA Chair Hilary Lozar. She […]

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