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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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Grant Writing Workshop dates announced

Greater Polson Community Foundation Announces New Grant Funding Cycle: The GPCF invites 2018 grant applications. The 2018 grant application deadline is Friday, April 27, 2018. 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 […]

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Greater Polson Community Foundation celebrates 10th year!

  Wednesday, January 10, 2018  – Missoulian POLSON — Ten years ago, Penny Jarecki happened upon a newspaper article about the good work a community foundation was accomplishing in Bigfork. It made her wonder why the same kind of thing wasn’t happening in Polson. So, after some research and an encouraging visit with folks from the […]

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Twin Kennedy

  MVL Twin Kennedy 7:00 p.m. Friday, April 20 – Polson High School Auditorium Their musical bond is as strong as their small town roots – Twin Kennedy, comprised of West Coast sisters Carli and Julie Kennedy, have been making music together since they could talk. Born and raised in the small town of Powell […]

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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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