2023 Grant Cycle
Our grant decisions for 2023 have been made. Thanks to everyone who submitted a proposal. The programs and projects that Montana's non-profits are pursuing are inspiring!

2024 Grant Cycle 
If you're interested in applying for funding from us, first 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 — we'll start accepting grant proposals again in January.

Check back around then for updated instructions and our 2024 application cover sheet.  
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The Jerry Metcalf Foundation — Mission

Formed in 1997, the JMF is a private, non-profit organization that has been supporting progressive work in Montana with small grant awards for non-profit projects. The foundation honors Jerry Metcalf and celebrates his life and his abiding love of Montana. 

Jerry deeply appreciated Montana's history, culture, arts, and environment.
He treasured Montana's cities and towns, mountains and valleys, rivers and streams. He enjoyed the ordinary things: work and laughter, creativity and compassion. 

The Jerry Metcalf Foundation awards grants to individuals and groups working to enhance Montana's natural environment and diverse communities. 

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

This year marks a special year for our foundation — we gave out our first round of grants 25 years ago in 1998. Over those 25 years, the foundation has awarded nearly $1.3 million to 173 Montana organizations and individuals to support hundreds of projects in those four areas that contribute mightily to the quality of life in our state. 
Awards Announcements 
We emailed all applicants on May 15 to let them know about JMF's 2023 awards. If you haven't heard from us, check the email address you provided on your application.
Final Grant Report Form 

All grantees are required to fill out this form, when you have completed the project your JMF grant supported.