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News and Updates

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


[05-16-2017] Helena Area Habitat for Humanity awarded 2017 Excellence in Nonprofit Communications Grant  Read More...


[04-07-2017] New Fundraising Events Calendar - an exciting planning tool for Helena-area nonprofits!  Read More...


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

BSI Program Overview

BSI strengthens and increases resources for the nonprofit sector in Montana and other Philanthropic Divide states. We carry out research, dissemination, education, leadership development and special projects tailored to the infrastructure development priorities of each state's nonprofit sector.

BSI's approach stands apart from the conventional because we develop sustainable statewide structures and resources to assist nonprofits in building their own capacities to effectively deliver programs and services. This infrastructure of individuals and organizations within rural states is mission-driven to serve their state's nonprofits, locally accessible because they are located in the state, and affordable to the nonprofits that need them most.

The following program areas reflect the multi-faceted nature of BSI's work: