2022 Grant Cycle
We will be announcing the recipients of our 2022 Grant Cycle in early to mid June. Stay tuned.  

To Apply in 2023 
If you are considering applying, take a look at our grant guidelines to see if your project is one our foundation might support...  If so, we'd welcome your submission. Carefully follow our application instructions and use this application cover sheet.* 

•we are using the 2020 form for 2022 as well.

For More Info
call: 406-461-8708

Grant Guidelines

In 1998, the Jerry Metcalf Foundation inaugurated its annual award program. Each spring, the Foundation awards around $50,000 to selected individuals and organizations. Most grants that have been awarded in our 17-year history have fallen between $1,000 to $15,000. The Foundation invites applications for the following purposes.

  • specific projects
  • buildings
  • assets and endowments
  • operation and administration costs
  • matching funds


The Foundation supports projects in these areas:

  • the visual, performing, and literary arts
  • historical research and preservation
  • environmental research and conservation
  • education and community health


Application Process & Timeline

We have honed our granting process to make it as efficient as possible.


Submit an official application form (aka "the cover sheet") with a two-page letter of interest, which includes a narrative description of the project and a preliminary budget. Carefully follow these application instructions. If you do not, your proposal will not be reviewed. This year we are extending our submission deadline from March 15 to April 30. To be considered, your application package must be postmarked no later than April 30, 2021. 


The board will review all complete applications that follow the instructions.


The board announces the grant awards for each year on June 8 or shortly thereafter.

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