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 in October, 2008, and has been thriving ever since.
- The GPCF permanent endowment has grown from nothing to $678,600…
- Earnings from the permanent endowment plus grants GPCF has received, directed gifts, and donor advised funds have provided $509,624.00 in support of special projects undertaken by local non-profit organizations’ projects in five areas: education, health and fitness, sports, culture, and the arts.
- GPCF has provided legacy planning workshops to inform and encourage the community at large about the benefits of careful estate planning and encourages everyone to give back to our beloved community.
- The Montana Community Foundation regards GPCF as one of the top five community foundations in the state because of its solid organization, its growth, and service to the community all accomplished by a volunteer board of directors and a part-time staff.