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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:  1) promote philanthropy, 2) financially support initiatives that build our community,  3) collaborate and partner with others,  4) 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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Because You love making a difference…

GPCF Awards 2017 Grants to Local Non-Profits POLSON — Because of the generosity of Greater Polson Community Foundation (GPCF) donors, a total of $468,600 has been awarded to worthy needs and projects in our community from 2009 through mid 2017. The Greater Polson Community Foundation recently distributed $26,100.00 among sixteen local non-profit organizations as part […]

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Clean Up ~ Green Up!

Polson Clean Up 2017[4734]

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~~2017 Grant Cycle & Workshop Dates Announced~~

Greater Polson Community Foundation Announces New Grant Funding Cycle: The GPCF invites 2017 grant applications.  The 2017 grant application deadline is April 28, 2017.  Grant applications will be accepted from non-profit organizations with a 501c(3) status in the Greater Polson area. Grants from the Greater Polson Community Foundation can make a significant difference.  A total […]

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Because You love making a difference…

GPCF Awards 2017 Grants to Local Non-Profits POLSON — Because of the generosity of Greater Polson Community Foundation (GPCF) donors, a total of $468,600 has been awarded to worthy needs and projects in our community from 2009 through mid 2017. The Greater Polson Community Foundation recently distributed $26,100.00 among sixteen local non-profit organizations as part […]

Read More

Clean Up ~ Green Up!

Polson Clean Up 2017[4734]

Read More

~~2017 Grant Cycle & Workshop Dates Announced~~

Greater Polson Community Foundation Announces New Grant Funding Cycle: The GPCF invites 2017 grant applications.  The 2017 grant application deadline is April 28, 2017.  Grant applications will be accepted from non-profit organizations with a 501c(3) status in the Greater Polson area. Grants from the Greater Polson Community Foundation can make a significant difference.  A total […]

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