2020 Grant Cycle 

Our 2019 Grant Cycle is closed. We'll start taking proposals for the 2020 grant cycle in January. As always, the deadline for submitting an application is March 15.

To Apply

Review our grant guidelines to see if your project is one our foundation might support. If you decide to apply in 2019, please make sure to use this official application and carefully follow the application instructions

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2019 Grant Recipients

Our grant selection for 2019 is complete. This year, the Jerry Metcalf Board has selected 21 projects to support, with grants ranging from $500 to $4,000. The recipients are below in alphabetical order.


Big Hole River Foundation | Butte
JMF funds will help cover the cost of the prizes and tent rental for the foundation's "Kid's Day on the Big Hole River" — this annual event gives the 75 kids (ages 7-13) from local rural school districts along the river the chance to learn about the Big Hole's ecology, river stewardship, safety, and fly-fishing.


Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale | Billings

JMF funds will support the Symphony’s program Explore Music! at the Billings Public Library. The grant will provide a small stipend for musicians performing at the library in a way that dovetails into (and enhances) several of the library's current programs.


Bridgercare | Bozeman

JMF funds will allow the organization to pilot a Rural Long Acting Reversible Birth Control (LARC) media campaign that will target women ages 15-4 in south central and central Montana. The campaign will include digital social media ads, print ads in high school newspapers, and Spotify streaming service ads targeting women age 15-45.


Centennial Valley Association | Dell

JMF funds will support the Lima Sumer Nature Program, a partnership with the Lima Rural School District that connects area students with the wildlife, plants, and various ecosystems in the Centennial Valley.


Clark Fork Coalition | Missoula

JMF funds will be used to complete the design and engineering work to necessary to build and install a screen to keep fish out of a 130-year-old irrigation ditch on Lolo Creek. Currently, the ditch entrains as many as 20,000 trout and whitefish each fall when it is "turned off" for the season."


Forward Montana Foundation | Missoula

JMF funds will be used to support the hiring of a full-time Program Manager for Forward Montana’s high school programs, which are geared toward registering and turning out young Montana voters. This will allow Forward Montana to deepen its existing relationships with educators and students and forge new connections.


Hamilton Players, Inc. | Hamilton

JMF funds will provide operational support for the Hamilton Players’ 2019-2020 season programming. The grant will be appied (in order of priority) to direct-program operating expenses (including royalties and licensing for the shows, costume, props, and set requirements) and artistic/education payroll.


Helena Civic Television | Helena

JMF funds will be used to edit a 30-40 minute video documentary on the creation of Glacier-Waterton International Peace Park, the first ever officially recognized transboundary park in the world. HCTV plans to produce the documentary "stimulate public support for these endeavors and encourage sustainable, eco-friendly tourism that..."brings people together, helps meet environmental challenges, and resolves conflicts in a cooperative, cross-border setting."


Holter Museum of Art | Helena

JMF funds will help the museum purchase a new aerial work platform that can be used to install art exhibitions and change lighting, and replace light bulbs. Many of the museum's ceilings are 26 feet high and currently the museum needs to rent (set up and build down) scaffolding.


Institute for Peace Studies | Billings

JMF funds will allow the Institute to offer to cover mileage for performers from outside Billings who could otherwise not afford to travel to participate in the Institute's annual Festival of Cultures. These performers enrich the the festival and highlight more of what makes Montana unique.


Montana Environmental Information Center | Helena

JMF funds will support MEIC's "Save Our Smith" campaign by allowing the organization to invest more in outreach and communication activities and employ a program intern to stop the proposed underground copper mine on Sheep Creek.


Northern Plains Resource Council | Billings

JMF funds will support staff organizing associated with NPRC efforts associated with its work to "improve and democratize Montana's energy system by reforming rural electric cooperatives." The strategies NPRC wants to implement include winning Pay-As-You-Save financing to make energy efficiency and renewable energy more accessible for co-op members, establishing community solar programs, winning more transparency in co-op decision-making, and electing clean energy advocates to co-op boards.


Orphan Girl Children's Theatre | Butte

JMF funds will support the theatre’s Summer Camp and will be used to cover staff (hiring artists from Butte or SW Montana), art supplies (for classes and camp activities), and instructional materials (manuals, plays, etc.).


Phoenix Arts Alliance | Butte

JMF funds will help the Phoenix Arts Alliance complete a community darkroom and film photography education program in the 24,000 sq. foot warehouse in Uptown Butte, which the organization is working to turn into a "permanent home for regional fine art and craft manufacturing" that can offers smal business incubation and community education programs within a number of shared studio spaces.


Pondera HealthCare Foundation | Conrad

JMF funds will help the foundation install a recreational path in Conrad that will be accessible to all ages and abilities and maintained for all-season use. It will be 10' wide, 1 mile long and connect to an existing .5 mile heavily used pathway. The project includes an ADA accessible parking area at the trailhead and will connect a senior living community, a senior citizen's assisted living center, a playground, tennis courts, and a school running track.


Powder River First Responders | Broadus

JMF funds will help the first responders purchase a cardiac monitor/defibrillator with vital recording and transmission capability for their ambulances. This piece of equipment offers technology that allows necessary information from the EKG in the field to be transmitted to the doctors at the hospital, measures cellular health in a body, monitor other vitals, AND also has a defibrillator built into it. The lifespan of the monitor is estimated at over 20 years, so the organization feels it is a vital and smart long-term investment.


Soft Landing Missoula | Missoula

Soft Landing Missoula will use JMF funds to help cover costs associated with media outreach and education events (staff time, materials, room rentals, and promotions) so the organization can enhance its grassroots efforts to support refugees through ongoing education and advocacy, raise awareness of the challenges refugees face, and keep its Community Resource Center open.


South Kalispell Firefighters Assn | Kalispell

JMF funds will allow this all-volunteer force to purchase a Dri Ice Rescue Kit to upgrade the equipment they use to respond to the many ice rescue calls they receive (their fire district response area has several bodies of water and they also field calls from other fire districts). The Kit will make a rescues much quicker, more effective, and (thus) safer for the rescuers.


The Education Foundation for the Billings Public Schools | Billings

JMF funds will support Reading Rocks, a summer literacy program that offers reading activities in the city parks in conjunction with the Billings Public Schools Free-Lunch-in-the-Parks Program.


The Montana History Foundation | Helena

JMF funds will support six half-day workshops on grant writing for representatives of Montana arts, cultural, and historical organizations this fall in Conrad, Miles City, Bozeman, Roundup, Virginia City, and Helena.


The Myrna Loy | Helena

JMF funds will help the Myrna replace its 30-year-old stage floor with a "painted high-grade plywood stage floor that will be safe, durable, inexpensive, and easy to maintain." This will enable the Myrna Loy to use its stage for live concert videos, allowing emerging artists in the region to document and promote their work.



Big Hole River Foundation | Butte
JMF funds will help cover the cost of the prizes and tent rental for the foundation's "Kid's Day on the Big Hole River" — this annual event gives the 75 kids (ages 7-13) from local rural school districts along the river the chance to learn about the Big Hole's ecology, river stewardship, safety, and fly-fishing 
Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale | Billings
JMF funds will support the Symphony’s program Explore Music! at the Billings Public Library. The grant will provide a small stipend for musicians performing at the library in a way that dovetails into (and enhances) several of the library's current programs.  
Bridgercare | Bozeman
JMF funds will allow the organziation to pilot a Rural Long Acting Reversible Birth Control (LARC) media campaign that will target women ages 15-4 in south central and central Montana. The campaign will include digital social media ads, print ads in high school newspapers, and spotify streaming service ads targeting women age 15-45.
Centennial Valley Association | Dell
JMF funds will support the Lima Sumer Nature Program, a partnership with the Lima Rural School District that connects area students with the wildlife, plants, and various ecosystems in the Centennial Valley
Clark Fork Coalition | Missoula
JMF funds will be used to complete the design and engineering work to necessary to build and install a screen to keep fish out of a 130-year-old irrigation ditch on Lolo Creek. Currently, the ditch entrains as many as 20,000 trout and whitefish each fall when it is "turned off" for the season." 
Forward Montana Foundation | Missoula
JMF funds will be used to support the hiring of a full-time Program Manager for Forward Montana’s high school programs, which are geared toward registering and turning out young Montana voters. This will allow Forward Montana to deepen its existing relationships with educators and students and forge new connections. 
Hamilton Players, Inc. | Hamilton
JMF funds will provide operational support for the Hamilton Players’ 2019-2020 season programming. The grant will be appied (in order of priority) to direct-program operating expenses (including royalties and licensing for the shows, costume, props, and set requirements) and artistic/education payroll.
Helena Civic Television | Helena
JMF funds will be used to edit a 30-40 minute video documentary on the creation of Glacier-Waterton International Peace Park, the first ever officially recognized transboundary park in the world. HCTV plans to produce the documentary "stimulate public support for these endeavors and encourage sustainable, eco-friendly tourism that..."brings people together, helps meet environmental challenges, and resolves conflicts in a cooperative, cross-border setting." 
Holter Museum of Art | Helena
JMF funds will help the museum purchase a new aerial work platform that can be used to install art exhibitions and change lighting, and replace light bulbs. Many of the museum's ceilings are 26 feet high and currently the museum needs to rent (set up and build down) scaffolding.
Institute for Peace Studies | Billings
JMF funds will allow the Institute to offer to cover mileage for performers from outside Billings who could otherwise not afford to travel to participate in the Institute's annual Festival of Cultures. These performers enrich the the festival and highlight more of what makes Montana unique.  
Montana Environmental Information Center | Helena
JMF funds will support MEIC's "Save Our Smith" campaign by allowing the organization to invest more in outreach and communiation activities and employ a program intern to stop the proposed underground copper mine on Sheep Creek. 
Northern Plains Resource Council | Billings
JMF funds will support staff organizing associated with NPRC efforts associated with its work to "improve and democratize Montana's energy system by reforming rural electric cooperatives." The strategies NPRC wants to implement include winning Pay-As-You-Save financing to make energy efficiency and renewable energy more accessible for co-op members, establishing community solar programs, winning more transparency in co-op decision-making, and electing clean energy advocates to co-op boards.  
Orphan Girl Children's Theatre | Butte
JMF funds will support the theatre’s Summer Camp and will be used to cover staff (hiring artists from Butte or SW Montana), art supplies (for classes and camp activities), and instructional materials (manuals, plays, etc.). 
Phoenix Arts Alliance | Butte
JMF funds will help the Phoenix Arts Alliance complete a community darkroom and film photography education program in the 24,000 sq. foot warehouse in Uptown Butte, which the organization is working to turn into a "permanent home for regional fine art and craft manufacturing" that can offers smal business incubation and community education programs within a number of shared studio spaces.  
Pondera HealthCare Foundation | Conrad
JMF funds will help the foundation install a recreational path in Conrad that will be accessible to all ages and abilities and maintained for all-season use. It will be 10' wide, 1 mile long and connect to an existing .5 mile heavily used pathway. The project includes an ADA accessible parking area at the trailhead and will connect a senior living community, a senior citizen's assisted living center, a playground, tennis courts, and a school running track. 
Powder River First Responders LTD | Broadus
JMF funds will help the first responders purchase a cardiac monitor/defibrillator with vital recording and transmission capability for their ambulances. This piece of equipment offers technology that allows necessary information from the EKG in the field to be transmitted to the doctors at the hospital, measures cellular health in a body, monitor other vitals, AND also has a defibrillator built into it. The lifespan of the monitor is estimated at over 20 years, so the organization feels it is a vital and smart long-term investment. 
Soft Landing Missoula | Missoula
Soft Landing Missoula will use JMF funds to help cover costs associated with media outreach and education events (staff time, materials, room rentals, and promotions) so the organization can enhance its grassroots efforts to support refugees through ongoing education and advocacy, raise awareness of the challenges refugees face, and keep its Community Resource Center open. 
South Kalispell Firefighters Assn | Kalispell
JMF funds will allow this all-volunteer force to purchase a Dri Ice Rescue Kit to upgrade the equipment they use to respond to the many ice rescue calls they receive (their fire district response area has several bodies of water and they also field calls from other fire districts). The Kit will make a rescues much quicker, more effective, and (thus) safer for the rescuers.
The Education Foundation for the Billings Public Schools | Billings
JMF funds will support Reading Rocks, a summer literacy program that offers reading activities in the city parks in conjunction with the Billings Public Schools Free-Lunch-in-the-Parks Program.
The Montana History Foundation | Helena
JMF funds will support six half-day workshops on grant writing for representatives of Montana arts, cultural, and historical organizations this fall in Conrad, Miles City, Bozeman, Roundup, Viginia City, and Helena.
The Myrna Loy | Helena
JMF funds will help the Myrna replace its 30-year-old stage floor with a "painted high-grade plywood stage floor that will be safe, durable, inexpensive, and easy to maintain." This will enable the Myrna Loy to use its stage for live concert videos, allowing emerging artists in the region to document and promote their work.  
Big Hole River Foundation | Butte
JMF funds will help cover the cost of the prizes and tent rental for the foundation's "Kid's Day on the Big Hole River" — this annual event gives the 75 kids (ages 7-13) from local rural school districts along the river the chance to learn about the Big Hole's ecology, river stewardship, safety, and fly-fishing 

Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale | Billings
JMF funds will support the Symphony’s program Explore Music! at the Billings Public Library. The grant will provide a small stipend for musicians performing at the library in a way that dovetails into (and enhances) several of the library's current programs.  

Bridgercare | Bozeman
JMF funds will allow the organziation to pilot a Rural Long Acting Reversible Birth Control (LARC) media campaign that will target women ages 15-4 in south central and central Montana. The campaign will include digital social media ads, print ads in high school newspapers, and spotify streaming service ads targeting women age 15-45.

Centennial Valley Association | Dell
JMF funds will support the Lima Sumer Nature Program, a partnership with the Lima Rural School District that connects area students with the wildlife, plants, and various ecosystems in the Centennial Valley

Clark Fork Coalition | Missoula
JMF funds will be used to complete the design and engineering work to necessary to build and install a screen to keep fish out of a 130-year-old irrigation ditch on Lolo Creek. Currently, the ditch entrains as many as 20,000 trout and whitefish each fall when it is "turned off" for the season." 

Forward Montana Foundation | Missoula
JMF funds will be used to support the hiring of a full-time Program Manager for Forward Montana’s high school programs, which are geared toward registering and turning out young Montana voters. This will allow Forward Montana to deepen its existing relationships with educators and students and forge new connections. 

Hamilton Players, Inc. | Hamilton
JMF funds will provide operational support for the Hamilton Players’ 2019-2020 season programming. The grant will be appied (in order of priority) to direct-program operating expenses (including royalties and licensing for the shows, costume, props, and set requirements) and artistic/education payroll.

Helena Civic Television | Helena
JMF funds will be used to edit a 30-40 minute video documentary on the creation of Glacier-Waterton International Peace Park, the first ever officially recognized transboundary park in the world. HCTV plans to produce the documentary "stimulate public support for these endeavors and encourage sustainable, eco-friendly tourism that..."brings people together, helps meet environmental challenges, and resolves conflicts in a cooperative, cross-border setting." 

Holter Museum of Art | Helena
JMF funds will help the museum purchase a new aerial work platform that can be used to install art exhibitions and change lighting, and replace light bulbs. Many of the museum's ceilings are 26 feet high and currently the museum needs to rent (set up and build down) scaffolding.

Institute for Peace Studies | Billings
JMF funds will allow the Institute to offer to cover mileage for performers from outside Billings who could otherwise not afford to travel to participate in the Institute's annual Festival of Cultures. These performers enrich the the festival and highlight more of what makes Montana unique.  

Montana Environmental Information Center | Helena
JMF funds will support MEIC's "Save Our Smith" campaign by allowing the organization to invest more in outreach and communiation activities and employ a program intern to stop the proposed underground copper mine on Sheep Creek. 

Northern Plains Resource Council | Billings
JMF funds will support staff organizing associated with NPRC efforts associated with its work to "improve and democratize Montana's energy system by reforming rural electric cooperatives." The strategies NPRC wants to implement include winning Pay-As-You-Save financing to make energy efficiency and renewable energy more accessible for co-op members, establishing community solar programs, winning more transparency in co-op decision-making, and electing clean energy advocates to co-op boards.  

Orphan Girl Children's Theatre | Butte
JMF funds will support the theatre’s Summer Camp and will be used to cover staff (hiring artists from Butte or SW Montana), art supplies (for classes and camp activities), and instructional materials (manuals, plays, etc.). 

Phoenix Arts Alliance | Butte
JMF funds will help the Phoenix Arts Alliance complete a community darkroom and film photography education program in the 24,000 sq. foot warehouse in Uptown Butte, which the organization is working to turn into a "permanent home for regional fine art and craft manufacturing" that can offers smal business incubation and community education programs within a number of shared studio spaces.  

Pondera HealthCare Foundation | Conrad
JMF funds will help the foundation install a recreational path in Conrad that will be accessible to all ages and abilities and maintained for all-season use. It will be 10' wide, 1 mile long and connect to an existing .5 mile heavily used pathway. The project includes an ADA accessible parking area at the trailhead and will connect a senior living community, a senior citizen's assisted living center, a playground, tennis courts, and a school running track. 

Powder River First Responders LTD | Broadus
JMF funds will help the first responders purchase a cardiac monitor/defibrillator with vital recording and transmission capability for their ambulances. This piece of equipment offers technology that allows necessary information from the EKG in the field to be transmitted to the doctors at the hospital, measures cellular health in a body, monitor other vitals, AND also has a defibrillator built into it. The lifespan of the monitor is estimated at over 20 years, so the organization feels it is a vital and smart long-term investment. 

Soft Landing Missoula | Missoula
Soft Landing Missoula will use JMF funds to help cover costs associated with media outreach and education events (staff time, materials, room rentals, and promotions) so the organization can enhance its grassroots efforts to support refugees through ongoing education and advocacy, raise awareness of the challenges refugees face, and keep its Community Resource Center open. 

South Kalispell Firefighters Assn | Kalispell
JMF funds will allow this all-volunteer force to purchase a Dri Ice Rescue Kit to upgrade the equipment they use to respond to the many ice rescue calls they receive (their fire district response area has several bodies of water and they also field calls from other fire districts). The Kit will make a rescues much quicker, more effective, and (thus) safer for the rescuers.

The Education Foundation for the Billings Public Schools | Billings
JMF funds will support Reading Rocks, a summer literacy program that offers reading activities in the city parks in conjunction with the Billings Public Schools Free-Lunch-in-the-Parks Program.

The Montana History Foundation | Helena
JMF funds will support six half-day workshops on grant writing for representatives of Montana arts, cultural, and historical organizations this fall in Conrad, Miles City, Bozeman, Roundup, Viginia City, and Helena.

The Myrna Loy | Helena
JMF funds will help the Myrna replace its 30-year-old stage floor with a "painted high-grade plywood stage floor that will be safe, durable, inexpensive, and easy to maintain." This will enable the Myrna Loy to use its stage for live concert videos, allowing emerging artists in the region to document and promote their work.  

Big Hole River Foundation | Butte
JMF funds will help cover the cost of the prizes and tent rental for the foundation's "Kid's Day on the Big Hole River" — this annual event gives the 75 kids (ages 7-13) from local rural school districts along the river the chance to learn about the Big Hole's ecology, river stewardship, safety, and fly-fishing 
Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale | Billings
JMF funds will support the Symphony’s program Explore Music! at the Billings Public Library. The grant will provide a small stipend for musicians performing at the library in a way that dovetails into (and enhances) several of the library's current programs.  
Bridgercare | Bozeman
JMF funds will allow the organziation to pilot a Rural Long Acting Reversible Birth Control (LARC) media campaign that will target women ages 15-4 in south central and central Montana. The campaign will include digital social media ads, print ads in high school newspapers, and spotify streaming service ads targeting women age 15-45.
Centennial Valley Association | Dell
JMF funds will support the Lima Sumer Nature Program, a partnership with the Lima Rural School District that connects area students with the wildlife, plants, and various ecosystems in the Centennial Valley
Clark Fork Coalition | Missoula
JMF funds will be used to complete the design and engineering work to necessary to build and install a screen to keep fish out of a 130-year-old irrigation ditch on Lolo Creek. Currently, the ditch entrains as many as 20,000 trout and whitefish each fall when it is "turned off" for the season." 
Forward Montana Foundation | Missoula
JMF funds will be used to support the hiring of a full-time Program Manager for Forward Montana’s high school programs, which are geared toward registering and turning out young Montana voters. This will allow Forward Montana to deepen its existing relationships with educators and students and forge new connections. 
Hamilton Players, Inc. | Hamilton
JMF funds will provide operational support for the Hamilton Players’ 2019-2020 season programming. The grant will be appied (in order of priority) to direct-program operating expenses (including royalties and licensing for the shows, costume, props, and set requirements) and artistic/education payroll.
Helena Civic Television | Helena
JMF funds will be used to edit a 30-40 minute video documentary on the creation of Glacier-Waterton International Peace Park, the first ever officially recognized transboundary park in the world. HCTV plans to produce the documentary "stimulate public support for these endeavors and encourage sustainable, eco-friendly tourism that..."brings people together, helps meet environmental challenges, and resolves conflicts in a cooperative, cross-border setting." 
Holter Museum of Art | Helena
JMF funds will help the museum purchase a new aerial work platform that can be used to install art exhibitions and change lighting, and replace light bulbs. Many of the museum's ceilings are 26 feet high and currently the museum needs to rent (set up and build down) scaffolding.
Institute for Peace Studies | Billings
JMF funds will allow the Institute to offer to cover mileage for performers from outside Billings who could otherwise not afford to travel to participate in the Institute's annual Festival of Cultures. These performers enrich the the festival and highlight more of what makes Montana unique.  
Montana Environmental Information Center | Helena
JMF funds will support MEIC's "Save Our Smith" campaign by allowing the organization to invest more in outreach and communiation activities and employ a program intern to stop the proposed underground copper mine on Sheep Creek. 
Northern Plains Resource Council | Billings
JMF funds will support staff organizing associated with NPRC efforts associated with its work to "improve and democratize Montana's energy system by reforming rural electric cooperatives." The strategies NPRC wants to implement include winning Pay-As-You-Save financing to make energy efficiency and renewable energy more accessible for co-op members, establishing community solar programs, winning more transparency in co-op decision-making, and electing clean energy advocates to co-op boards.  
Orphan Girl Children's Theatre | Butte
JMF funds will support the theatre’s Summer Camp and will be used to cover staff (hiring artists from Butte or SW Montana), art supplies (for classes and camp activities), and instructional materials (manuals, plays, etc.). 
Phoenix Arts Alliance | Butte
JMF funds will help the Phoenix Arts Alliance complete a community darkroom and film photography education program in the 24,000 sq. foot warehouse in Uptown Butte, which the organization is working to turn into a "permanent home for regional fine art and craft manufacturing" that can offers smal business incubation and community education programs within a number of shared studio spaces.  
Pondera HealthCare Foundation | Conrad
JMF funds will help the foundation install a recreational path in Conrad that will be accessible to all ages and abilities and maintained for all-season use. It will be 10' wide, 1 mile long and connect to an existing .5 mile heavily used pathway. The project includes an ADA accessible parking area at the trailhead and will connect a senior living community, a senior citizen's assisted living center, a playground, tennis courts, and a school running track. 
Powder River First Responders LTD | Broadus
JMF funds will help the first responders purchase a cardiac monitor/defibrillator with vital recording and transmission capability for their ambulances. This piece of equipment offers technology that allows necessary information from the EKG in the field to be transmitted to the doctors at the hospital, measures cellular health in a body, monitor other vitals, AND also has a defibrillator built into it. The lifespan of the monitor is estimated at over 20 years, so the organization feels it is a vital and smart long-term investment. 
Soft Landing Missoula | Missoula
Soft Landing Missoula will use JMF funds to help cover costs associated with media outreach and education events (staff time, materials, room rentals, and promotions) so the organization can enhance its grassroots efforts to support refugees through ongoing education and advocacy, raise awareness of the challenges refugees face, and keep its Community Resource Center open. 
South Kalispell Firefighters Assn | Kalispell
JMF funds will allow this all-volunteer force to purchase a Dri Ice Rescue Kit to upgrade the equipment they use to respond to the many ice rescue calls they receive (their fire district response area has several bodies of water and they also field calls from other fire districts). The Kit will make a rescues much quicker, more effective, and (thus) safer for the rescuers.
The Education Foundation for the Billings Public Schools | Billings
JMF funds will support Reading Rocks, a summer literacy program that offers reading activities in the city parks in conjunction with the Billings Public Schools Free-Lunch-in-the-Parks Program.
The Montana History Foundation | Helena
JMF funds will support six half-day workshops on grant writing for representatives of Montana arts, cultural, and historical organizations this fall in Conrad, Miles City, Bozeman, Roundup, Viginia City, and Helena.
The Myrna Loy | Helena
JMF funds will help the Myrna replace its 30-year-old stage floor with a "painted high-grade plywood stage floor that will be safe, durable, inexpensive, and easy to maintain." This will enable the Myrna Loy to use its stage for live concert videos, allowing emerging artists in the region to document and promote their work.  

Big Hole River Foundation | Butte
JMF funds will help cover the cost of the prizes and tent rental for the foundation's "Kid's Day on the Big Hole River" — this annual event gives the 75 kids (ages 7-13) from local rural school districts along the river the chance to learn about the Big Hole's ecology, river stewardship, safety, and fly-fishing 

Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale | Billings
JMF funds will support the Symphony’s program Explore Music! at the Billings Public Library. The grant will provide a small stipend for musicians performing at the library in a way that dovetails into (and enhances) several of the library's current programs.  

Bridgercare | Bozeman
JMF funds will allow the organziation to pilot a Rural Long Acting Reversible Birth Control (LARC) media campaign that will target women ages 15-4 in south central and central Montana. The campaign will include digital social media ads, print ads in high school newspapers, and spotify streaming service ads targeting women age 15-45.

Centennial Valley Association | Dell
JMF funds will support the Lima Sumer Nature Program, a partnership with the Lima Rural School District that connects area students with the wildlife, plants, and various ecosystems in the Centennial Valley

Clark Fork Coalition | Missoula
JMF funds will be used to complete the design and engineering work to necessary to build and install a screen to keep fish out of a 130-year-old irrigation ditch on Lolo Creek. Currently, the ditch entrains as many as 20,000 trout and whitefish each fall when it is "turned off" for the season." 

Forward Montana Foundation | Missoula
JMF funds will be used to support the hiring of a full-time Program Manager for Forward Montana’s high school programs, which are geared toward registering and turning out young Montana voters. This will allow Forward Montana to deepen its existing relationships with educators and students and forge new connections. 

Hamilton Players, Inc. | Hamilton
JMF funds will provide operational support for the Hamilton Players’ 2019-2020 season programming. The grant will be appied (in order of priority) to direct-program operating expenses (including royalties and licensing for the shows, costume, props, and set requirements) and artistic/education payroll.

Helena Civic Television | Helena
JMF funds will be used to edit a 30-40 minute video documentary on the creation of Glacier-Waterton International Peace Park, the first ever officially recognized transboundary park in the world. HCTV plans to produce the documentary "stimulate public support for these endeavors and encourage sustainable, eco-friendly tourism that..."brings people together, helps meet environmental challenges, and resolves conflicts in a cooperative, cross-border setting." 

Holter Museum of Art | Helena
JMF funds will help the museum purchase a new aerial work platform that can be used to install art exhibitions and change lighting, and replace light bulbs. Many of the museum's ceilings are 26 feet high and currently the museum needs to rent (set up and build down) scaffolding.

Institute for Peace Studies | Billings
JMF funds will allow the Institute to offer to cover mileage for performers from outside Billings who could otherwise not afford to travel to participate in the Institute's annual Festival of Cultures. These performers enrich the the festival and highlight more of what makes Montana unique.  

Montana Environmental Information Center | Helena
JMF funds will support MEIC's "Save Our Smith" campaign by allowing the organization to invest more in outreach and communiation activities and employ a program intern to stop the proposed underground copper mine on Sheep Creek. 

Northern Plains Resource Council | Billings
JMF funds will support staff organizing associated with NPRC efforts associated with its work to "improve and democratize Montana's energy system by reforming rural electric cooperatives." The strategies NPRC wants to implement include winning Pay-As-You-Save financing to make energy efficiency and renewable energy more accessible for co-op members, establishing community solar programs, winning more transparency in co-op decision-making, and electing clean energy advocates to co-op boards.  

Orphan Girl Children's Theatre | Butte
JMF funds will support the theatre’s Summer Camp and will be used to cover staff (hiring artists from Butte or SW Montana), art supplies (for classes and camp activities), and instructional materials (manuals, plays, etc.). 

Phoenix Arts Alliance | Butte
JMF funds will help the Phoenix Arts Alliance complete a community darkroom and film photography education program in the 24,000 sq. foot warehouse in Uptown Butte, which the organization is working to turn into a "permanent home for regional fine art and craft manufacturing" that can offers smal business incubation and community education programs within a number of shared studio spaces.  

Pondera HealthCare Foundation | Conrad
JMF funds will help the foundation install a recreational path in Conrad that will be accessible to all ages and abilities and maintained for all-season use. It will be 10' wide, 1 mile long and connect to an existing .5 mile heavily used pathway. The project includes an ADA accessible parking area at the trailhead and will connect a senior living community, a senior citizen's assisted living center, a playground, tennis courts, and a school running track. 

Powder River First Responders LTD | Broadus
JMF funds will help the first responders purchase a cardiac monitor/defibrillator with vital recording and transmission capability for their ambulances. This piece of equipment offers technology that allows necessary information from the EKG in the field to be transmitted to the doctors at the hospital, measures cellular health in a body, monitor other vitals, AND also has a defibrillator built into it. The lifespan of the monitor is estimated at over 20 years, so the organization feels it is a vital and smart long-term investment. 

Soft Landing Missoula | Missoula
Soft Landing Missoula will use JMF funds to help cover costs associated with media outreach and education events (staff time, materials, room rentals, and promotions) so the organization can enhance its grassroots efforts to support refugees through ongoing education and advocacy, raise awareness of the challenges refugees face, and keep its Community Resource Center open. 

South Kalispell Firefighters Assn | Kalispell
JMF funds will allow this all-volunteer force to purchase a Dri Ice Rescue Kit to upgrade the equipment they use to respond to the many ice rescue calls they receive (their fire district response area has several bodies of water and they also field calls from other fire districts). The Kit will make a rescues much quicker, more effective, and (thus) safer for the rescuers.

The Education Foundation for the Billings Public Schools | Billings
JMF funds will support Reading Rocks, a summer literacy program that offers reading activities in the city parks in conjunction with the Billings Public Schools Free-Lunch-in-the-Parks Program.

The Montana History Foundation | Helena
JMF funds will support six half-day workshops on grant writing for representatives of Montana arts, cultural, and historical organizations this fall in Conrad, Miles City, Bozeman, Roundup, Viginia City, and Helena.

The Myrna Loy | Helena
JMF funds will help the Myrna replace its 30-year-old stage floor with a "painted high-grade plywood stage floor that will be safe, durable, inexpensive, and easy to maintain." This will enable the Myrna Loy to use its stage for live concert videos, allowing emerging artists in the region to document and promote their work.  

Big Hole River Foundation | Butte
JMF funds will help cover the cost of the prizes and tent rental for the foundation's "Kid's Day on the Big Hole River" — this annual event gives the 75 kids (ages 7-13) from local rural school districts along the river the chance to learn about the Big Hole's ecology, river stewardship, safety, and fly-fishing 
Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale | Billings
JMF funds will support the Symphony’s program Explore Music! at the Billings Public Library. The grant will provide a small stipend for musicians performing at the library in a way that dovetails into (and enhances) several of the library's current programs.  
Bridgercare | Bozeman
JMF funds will allow the organziation to pilot a Rural Long Acting Reversible Birth Control (LARC) media campaign that will target women ages 15-4 in south central and central Montana. The campaign will include digital social media ads, print ads in high school newspapers, and spotify streaming service ads targeting women age 15-45.
Centennial Valley Association | Dell
JMF funds will support the Lima Sumer Nature Program, a partnership with the Lima Rural School District that connects area students with the wildlife, plants, and various ecosystems in the Centennial Valley
Clark Fork Coalition | Missoula
JMF funds will be used to complete the design and engineering work to necessary to build and install a screen to keep fish out of a 130-year-old irrigation ditch on Lolo Creek. Currently, the ditch entrains as many as 20,000 trout and whitefish each fall when it is "turned off" for the season." 
Forward Montana Foundation | Missoula
JMF funds will be used to support the hiring of a full-time Program Manager for Forward Montana’s high school programs, which are geared toward registering and turning out young Montana voters. This will allow Forward Montana to deepen its existing relationships with educators and students and forge new connections. 
Hamilton Players, Inc. | Hamilton
JMF funds will provide operational support for the Hamilton Players’ 2019-2020 season programming. The grant will be appied (in order of priority) to direct-program operating expenses (including royalties and licensing for the shows, costume, props, and set requirements) and artistic/education payroll.
Helena Civic Television | Helena
JMF funds will be used to edit a 30-40 minute video documentary on the creation of Glacier-Waterton International Peace Park, the first ever officially recognized transboundary park in the world. HCTV plans to produce the documentary "stimulate public support for these endeavors and encourage sustainable, eco-friendly tourism that..."brings people together, helps meet environmental challenges, and resolves conflicts in a cooperative, cross-border setting." 
Holter Museum of Art | Helena
JMF funds will help the museum purchase a new aerial work platform that can be used to install art exhibitions and change lighting, and replace light bulbs. Many of the museum's ceilings are 26 feet high and currently the museum needs to rent (set up and build down) scaffolding.
Institute for Peace Studies | Billings
JMF funds will allow the Institute to offer to cover mileage for performers from outside Billings who could otherwise not afford to travel to participate in the Institute's annual Festival of Cultures. These performers enrich the the festival and highlight more of what makes Montana unique.  
Montana Environmental Information Center | Helena
JMF funds will support MEIC's "Save Our Smith" campaign by allowing the organization to invest more in outreach and communiation activities and employ a program intern to stop the proposed underground copper mine on Sheep Creek. 
Northern Plains Resource Council | Billings
JMF funds will support staff organizing associated with NPRC efforts associated with its work to "improve and democratize Montana's energy system by reforming rural electric cooperatives." The strategies NPRC wants to implement include winning Pay-As-You-Save financing to make energy efficiency and renewable energy more accessible for co-op members, establishing community solar programs, winning more transparency in co-op decision-making, and electing clean energy advocates to co-op boards.  
Orphan Girl Children's Theatre | Butte
JMF funds will support the theatre’s Summer Camp and will be used to cover staff (hiring artists from Butte or SW Montana), art supplies (for classes and camp activities), and instructional materials (manuals, plays, etc.). 
Phoenix Arts Alliance | Butte
JMF funds will help the Phoenix Arts Alliance complete a community darkroom and film photography education program in the 24,000 sq. foot warehouse in Uptown Butte, which the organization is working to turn into a "permanent home for regional fine art and craft manufacturing" that can offers smal business incubation and community education programs within a number of shared studio spaces.  
Pondera HealthCare Foundation | Conrad
JMF funds will help the foundation install a recreational path in Conrad that will be accessible to all ages and abilities and maintained for all-season use. It will be 10' wide, 1 mile long and connect to an existing .5 mile heavily used pathway. The project includes an ADA accessible parking area at the trailhead and will connect a senior living community, a senior citizen's assisted living center, a playground, tennis courts, and a school running track. 
Powder River First Responders LTD | Broadus
JMF funds will help the first responders purchase a cardiac monitor/defibrillator with vital recording and transmission capability for their ambulances. This piece of equipment offers technology that allows necessary information from the EKG in the field to be transmitted to the doctors at the hospital, measures cellular health in a body, monitor other vitals, AND also has a defibrillator built into it. The lifespan of the monitor is estimated at over 20 years, so the organization feels it is a vital and smart long-term investment. 
Soft Landing Missoula | Missoula
Soft Landing Missoula will use JMF funds to help cover costs associated with media outreach and education events (staff time, materials, room rentals, and promotions) so the organization can enhance its grassroots efforts to support refugees through ongoing education and advocacy, raise awareness of the challenges refugees face, and keep its Community Resource Center open. 
South Kalispell Firefighters Assn | Kalispell
JMF funds will allow this all-volunteer force to purchase a Dri Ice Rescue Kit to upgrade the equipment they use to respond to the many ice rescue calls they receive (their fire district response area has several bodies of water and they also field calls from other fire districts). The Kit will make a rescues much quicker, more effective, and (thus) safer for the rescuers.
The Education Foundation for the Billings Public Schools | Billings
JMF funds will support Reading Rocks, a summer literacy program that offers reading activities in the city parks in conjunction with the Billings Public Schools Free-Lunch-in-the-Parks Program.
The Montana History Foundation | Helena
JMF funds will support six half-day workshops on grant writing for representatives of Montana arts, cultural, and historical organizations this fall in Conrad, Miles City, Bozeman, Roundup, Viginia City, and Helena.
The Myrna Loy | Helena
JMF funds will help the Myrna replace its 30-year-old stage floor with a "painted high-grade plywood stage floor that will be safe, durable, inexpensive, and easy to maintain." This will enable the Myrna Loy to use its stage for live concert videos, allowing emerging artists in the region to document and promote their work.  
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