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News and Updates

[06-19-2017] 2017 ENC Grant Award Announcement Ceremony  Read More...


[05-17-2017] Helena Celebrates Community Philanthropy Reception & Dinner taking place Tuesday November 7th  Read More...


[11-28-2016] Missoula Project for Nonprofit Excellence [MPNE] ~ BSI and MPNE hold stakeholders' reunion  Read More...


[11-17-2016] Nicholsons and Broadbents honored at HCCP event  Read More...


 
What People Say About Us
"BSI helped us assess our strengths and weaknesses as a board, and develop a plan to expand the Foundation’s role as a full service community foundation in Bozeman… a real turning point for our organization."

Gayle Hokanson, Former President

Bozeman Area Community Foundation
Benefits to Funders

MNC funders will:
  • Gain knowledge about capacity building and collaborations;
  • Add cost-effective capacity building grants to the grant opportunities they offer;
  • Participate in a professionally managed grant review process;
  • Help nonprofits become more effective grantseekers;
  • Be introduced to nonprofits that may be of interest to them separately from the MNC program;
  • Become part of the MNC learning network; and
  • Learn more about Montana nonprofits and how they serve their communities.
Supporting MNC
Funders can participate in MNC by being a:
  • Participating Funder and contributing to the statewide grants and operations pool, participating in program development and decision-making, and helping to select grant recipients. The minimum contribution is $5,000.
  • Supporting Funder and contributing to statewide grants and operations pool but not directing MNC. There is no minimum contribution.
  • Targeted Funder with a particular interest in funding nonprofits from a:
    • specific geographical area;
    • particular nonprofit sub-sector, e.g., the arts, youth programs, or the environment;
    • statewide association or network membership; or
    • funder’s current and future grantees.
  • Contributions from targeted funders will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

For more information about becoming an MNC Funder please contact Michael D. Schechtman, BSI's Executive Director, at 406-443-5860