2018 Grant Cycle 

We're now accepting proposals for this year's grant cycle. As always, the deadline for submitting an application is March 15.

Review our grant guidelines to see if your project qualifies. And please make sure to use our official application and carefully follow the application instructions

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2014 Grant Recipients


Our grant selection for 2013 is complete. This year, the Jerry Metcalf Board has selected 19 projects to support, with grants ranging from $500 to $5,000. The recipients are below in alphabetical order.

Archie Bray Foundation

JMF funds will be used to construct an 18x22 foot timber-frame kiln shed with a metal roof and kiln shelves for the Archie Bray's new anagama kiln, which is a Japanese-style wood kiln.


Boulder Community Library

JMF funds will purchase the necessary materials for the library's plan to expand its facility to add an adult technology center and as a young adult area. 


Clay Scott

Working with the University of Montana Foundation, Clay Scott will use JMF funds to support the research and production of  "Hired Hands," a group of radio stories in the series Mountain West Voices that will look at the world of the hired hand in rural Montana, both historically and in the present day.


Cooperative Health Center

JMF funds will buy self-care management tools -- glucose strips, electronic blood pressure cuffs, pedometers, and log books -- for the center to give to patients in need to help them develop and maintain healthy lifestyle goals. 


Family Promise of Greater Helena

Provide operational support for this (relatively) new non-profit that is collaborating with other local organizations to connect homeless families in the Helena area with shelter and the services the kids need to stay in school and the parents need to find employment and housing.


Holter Museum of Art

JMF funds would be used to support the museum's fall 2013 exhibitions and programming line-up.


Institute for Peace Studies

JMF funds support the institute's Festival of Cultures, which is a cultural celebration that is the culmination of a year-round educational effort.


Lewis & Clark AIDS Project

The funds will be used for the Women Power retreat -- both for honoraria for a musician and to help pay travel costs for participants who need assistance.


Missoula Butterfly House and Insectarium

Support the Montana Butterflly House's outreach and education efforts as it participates in community events and works to expand its school education program. 


Missoula Urban Demonstration Project

MUD used the grant to purchase and place a third storage container (made from used shipping containers) for the Missoula Tool Library, which together with the Missoula TruckShare facility allows residents to "check out" and use tools and cars. 


MonDak Heritage Center

The center will use the grant to start its Traveling Trunk Program by developing two copies of a "Tribes of Montana" trunk that will contain interdisciplinary curricula companion books written specifically for the trunk and hands-on objects for classroom activities.


Montana Legal Services Association

The grant supports an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellowship project through which MLSA will host a recent law school graduate fellow who will work under the supervision of a staff attorney to provide legal services free of charge to low-income clients through the community health project.


Montana Raptor Conservation Center

The Center will use the grant to purchase updated hands-on tools to use in its education programs.


Montana Wilderness Association

JMF funds will support a summer-long celebration commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness. The celebration will include oral history projects, outdoor adventures, and community art competitions.


Myrna Loy Center

The Myrna Loy will use the grant to replace the stage floor covering that is placed on the state floor whenever touring dance troupes and local dance companies perform. 


Northern Plains Resource Council

The JMF grant will be used to support the community organizer in NPRC’s new Helena office, who is working to organize communities and citizens to make sure that the coal developers and railroads are held responsible for the problems and costs they created as they seek  to increase Montana coal production and ship it to Asia.


Raptor View Research Institute

JMF funds will purchase GPS satellite transmitters that will be attached to 15 adult golden eagles as part of a study that will track golden eagle migration routes and wintering areas in Montana.


Sunburst Community Service Foundation

The grant will be used to continue the Eureka Sounds in Summer program for a second year. The program makes it possible for local musicians to perform weekly at the downtown Farmer's Market. 


Upper Swan Valley Historical Society

The JMF grant will help the local museum finish the remaining renovations its building needs to open to the public in 2013.



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