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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.

Latest News


Leadership Flathead Reservation

Leadership Flathead Reservation is underway. We had a very successful Opening Retreat at Quinn’s Hot Springs in September and have completed our first session on History and Government. We have a group of 25 men and women, all up and coming leaders in our community. Our next session is on November 17th and will be […]

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Polson Youth Soccer Scores GOAL!

  Polson Youth Soccer Challenge GPCF loves sports and kids! In 2015 Polson Youth Soccer Association asked us if we would sponsor one of the four new fields for a donation of $25,000. We decided that investing in PYSA was a great idea, and named the field Community Field in honor of, and recognition of […]

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Community collaboration brings mosaics to park

Issue Date: 9/27/2017 Last Updated: 9/27/2017 8:17:47 AM | By Caleb M. Soptelean News from the Valley Journal A tile mosaic project that involved more than 100 students was presented to the public on Sunday. The mural was a graduate-level University of Montana project for Cameron Decker, chair of the fine arts department at Salish […]

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Polson Youth Soccer Scores GOAL!

  Polson Youth Soccer Challenge GPCF loves sports and kids! In 2015 Polson Youth Soccer Association asked us if we would sponsor one of the four new fields for a donation of $25,000. We decided that investing in PYSA was a great idea, and named the field Community Field in honor of, and recognition of […]

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Riverside Park Murals to be Unveiled

From jumping and fishing at the dock, to jumping in the freezing water at the Polar Plunge, to watching fireworks on the Fourth of July, Riverside Park has been a place I have gone my whole life to have fun and I want to give back.” These are the words of Cameron Decker who is […]

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Passion For Polson – Annual Fundraising Event

The GPCF Board of Directors is looking forward to seeing our friends at the Annual Passion for Polson Fundraiser DINNER & DANCE & AUCTION – Friday, August 4, 2017  5:30 – 9:30 p.m. @ Polson Youth Soccer Complex – 311 Ridgewater Drive, Polson, MT  

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