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LOOKING BACK: First Grant Awards

A total of $414,755  has been contributed to meet needs in our community since grants were first awarded in 2009.

In the first granting cycle, the Greater Polson Community Foundation received grant applications from 14 local non-profit organizations. GPCF was pleased to allocate $11,000 among the following nine qualifying organizations whose special projects share the goal of “Making Polson the Gem of Flathead Lake.”


MCDC7Health and Fitness

MISSION VALLEY AQUATICS – This grant provided funding assistance for printing the “Case for Support Folders,” a marketing tool to complement their capital campaign.

ST. JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER received funds to help remodel third floor space used for the weekly oncology clinic. This will make the space more accessible and comfortable for cancer patients and their families who come there for examinations and chemotherapy.


The Arts

SANDPIPER GALLERY was granted funding for the renovation of an adjacent room to expand the gallery and provide space for art-oriented workshops for children and adults.

MISSION VALLEY FRIENDS OF THE ARTS was granted funding to help with the renovation of landscaping around the John Dowdall Theater.



110716_CherryFest3712POLSON FLATHEAD HISTORICAL MUSEUM received funding to cover the cost of organizing an educational series in summer, 2010 to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the opening of the Flathead Reservation to homesteading. The commemoration will include storytelling, educational programs, special events, exhibits, and tours.

POLSON CITY LIBRARY was granted funding for its communications plan to inform and educate the greater Polson area about the benefits of establishing a North Lake County Public Library District.

Book Nook

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