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2019 Grant-Application-Cover-sheet-Summary (5)

Grants will be awarded once a year to 501(c)3 non-profit organizations in the Greater Polson area.

 

Please Note: Our grant application deadline is FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2019 – (must be received in office or postmarked by this date)

Applications will be accepted for pre-screening and completeness until Friday, April 12th, 2019.

 

Grant Workshops

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 total of $473,000.00 has been contributed to meet needs in our community since grants were first awarded in 2009. Grants are funded annually by the earning’s from the foundation’s growing permanent endowment and other available GPCF funds. Past grant awards have supported a variety of youth and community projects. GPCF President Toni Young says “our grant funding support to our community non-profits and their projects is a highlight of our year”.

The Committee is looking for how well the prospective project matches the mission and values of the GPCF as well as addressing critical needs that strengthen our community. As you prepare your application, think about how your project can enhance and improve the lives of the people who live here.

The GPCF is planning two Grant Application Workshops at the GPCF offices on February 19th or February 21st  from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Either of these workshop sessions, are available for the first twelve participants to register and pay $5.00 (light lunch included) and will walk an applicant through the basic grant application process which is beneficial to non-profits writing grants or foundation requests for funding.

GPCF will accept applications for pre-screen completeness until April 12th 2019 and complete applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, April 26th, 2019. The complete 2019 Grant Application is available to download online at www.greaterpolsoncommunityfoundation.org where you will also find a list of previous GPCF grant recipients. If you have questions or would like to register, please contact Jennifer at the GPCF office at (406) 883-4723.

 

Past Grant Awards

2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

In 2018, our tenth year of awarding grants, the recipients were:

  • Boys & Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation
  • CASA of Lake & Sanders County
  • Flathead Lakers
  • Friends of Lake County Fairgrounds
  • International Choral Festival
  • Lake County Community Development (LCCDC)
  • Miracle of America Museum
  • Mission Valley Aquatics
  • Mission Valley Ice Arena Association
  • Mission Valley Live
  • Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana
  • North Lake County Public Library District
  • P.E.A.C.E.
  • Polson Loaves & Fish (Backpack Project)
  • Polson Pickleball Courts (City of Polson)
  • Polson School District -Farm to School Program
  • Seventh Avenue Skatepark Association

 

In 2017, our ninth year of awarding grants, the recipients were:

  • Boys & Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation
  • Flathead Lake International Cinemafest (FLiC)
  • Friends of Lake County Fairgrounds
  • Helping Hands Fund
  • Lake County Community Development (LCCDC)
  • Miracle of America Museum
  • Mission Valley Ice Arena Association
  • Mission Valley Live
  • Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana
  • North Lake County Public Library District
  • PEACE
  • Polson Fairgrounds, Inc
  • Polson – Flathead Historical Museum
  • Polson School District Gifted & Talented Program
  • PYSA – Polson Youth Soccer Association
  • Sunburst Community Service Foundation
  • U of M Foundation – Flathead Lake Biological Station


In 2016, our eighth year of awarding grants, the recipients were:

  • Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation
  • Flathead Lake International Cinemafest (FLIC)
  • Friends of Lake County Fairgrounds
  • Lake County Parks Board
  • Mission Valley Aquatics
  • Mission Valley Christian Academy
  • Mission Valley Ice Arena & Polson Winterfest
  • North Lake County Public Library
  • Onward & Upward
  • Polson Middle School – Media Mania project
  • Polson Youth Soccer Association (PYSA)


In 2015, our seventh year of awarding grants, the recipients were:

  • Dayton Proctor Park Association
  • Flathead Lake International Cinemafest (FLIC)
  • Flathead Lakers
  • Lake House Project
  • Mission Valley Mariners
  • Mission Valley Aquatics
  • Onward & Upward
  • Sandpiper Art Gallery


In 2014, our sixth year of awarding grants, the recipients were:

  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Dayton Proctor Park Association
  • Flathead Lake International Cinemafest (FLIC)
  • Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry
  • Mission Valley Aquatics
  • Polson School District
  • Polson Fairgrounds
  • Polson Youth Soccer
  • Polson Ski Club
  • Safe Harbor


In 2013, our fifth year of awarding grants, the recipients were:

  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Flathead Lake International Cinemafest (FLIC)
  • Helping Hands
  • Miracle of America Museum
  • Mission Valley Animal Shelter
  • Mission Valley Aquatics
  • Ninepipes Museum
  • North Lake County Public Library
  • Polson Chamber, Beautification Committee
  • Polson School District


In 2012, our fourth year of awarding grants, the recipients were:

  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters
  • CASA
  • Cheerful Heart
  • Dayton Proctor Park Association
  • DOVES
  • Flathead Lake International Cinemafest (FLIC)
  • Flathead Lakers
  • Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry
  • Mission Valley Animal Shelter
  • Mission Valley Aquatics
  • North Lake County Public Library


In 2011, our third year of awarding grants, the recipients were:

  • Loaves & Fish Food Pantry
  • Community Gardens
  • Carl A. Ross Memorial Foundation—Red Cross swim program
  • Foster Grandparents Program
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Miracle of America Museum
  • Polson Flathead Historical Museum
  • North Lake County Public Library
  • Polson Community Development Agency


In 2010, our second year of awarding grants, the recipients were:

  • Family Matters/Coalition for Kids
  • Loaves and Fishes Pantry
  • Mission Mountain Enterprises
  • Big Arm Association
  • Carl A. Ross Foundation—2011 swim program
  • Miracle of America Museum
  • Foster Grandparents Program
  • CASA
  • Polson City Library


At the conclusion of our first year, we are able to award our first grants in 2009:

  • Girls ages 11 to 14 will learn leadership skills at a summer camp that lead to productive, meaningful, violence-free lives. (Domestic Violence Education Services: DOVES).
  • Residents in the greater Polson area will receive clearer details on numerous benefits gained by establishing a North County Public Library District. (Polson City Library grant.)
  • Parents will learn how to capture teachable moments that enhance their child’s language, social development, and motor skills. (Coalition for Kids.)
  • An educational series will be held next summer at Polson Flathead Historical Museum in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of homesteading on the Reservation.
  • A Saturday night hang-out for youth looking for good clean fun with like-minded peers will receive matching funds for a projector to provide more activities at the Zone Café.
  • Mission Valley Aquatics will be assisted in printing the “Case for Support” folders, a marketing tool to complement their capital campaign.
  • Cancer patients and families will have a more spacious, private and accessible area used for weekly oncology visits. (St. Joseph Medical Center.)
  • The John Dowdall Theatre will soon be enhanced with more spacious and beautiful landscaping for intermission enjoyment. (Mission Valley Friends of the Arts.)
  • A community art studio will be available through a remodel of Sandpiper Gallery.