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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

Latest News


Founding Father passes

John S. Cowan of Kalispell and Polson passed on March 11, 2019. John was born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, on March 7, 1937, to John D. Cowan and Elizabeth Fowler Cowan. The family soon moved to Charleston, South Carolina, and subsequently in 1949 to Stamford, Connecticut. He attended the Hotchkiss School where he met lifelong friend […]

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Grant Writing Workshops

To jumpstart the opening of the 2019 cycle, GPCF is planning two Grant Application Workshops at the GPCF offices – Lower Level of Salish Building – 110 Main Street, Polson, MT  on Thursday, February 21st or Tuesday, February 26th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Either of these workshop sessions are available for the first […]

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Working together is a BIG DILL for Pickleball

Working together is a BIG DILL for Polson Pickleball It was a cold chilly day but it was a big dill for the Greater Polson Community Foundation, board members of the Friends of Regional Parks and Trails (FORPAT) and local Pickleball enthusiasts to gather and celebrate recent project milestones. With matching grant funding from GPCF […]

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Latest Events


GIRLS…Make a Statement – PEACE weekend retreat!

PEACE received the Greater Polson Community Foundation Grant to hold this special retreat! We have partnered with Statement, a non-profit organization out of Spokane, WA which has developed this amazing material! Participants will come away with a better understanding of:• How to recognize red flags in dating abuse• How to identify the different forms of […]

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Grant Writing Workshops

To jumpstart the opening of the 2019 cycle, GPCF is planning two Grant Application Workshops at the GPCF offices – Lower Level of Salish Building – 110 Main Street, Polson, MT  on Thursday, February 21st or Tuesday, February 26th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Either of these workshop sessions are available for the first […]

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Mission Valley Live 2018-2019 performances

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