2014 GRANT RECIPIENTS


Agriculture in Montana Schools (AMS)
Location: Statewide, MT
Grant Awarded: $1,000
AMS provides educational materials to Montana schools to give students a greater awareness of the contribution of agriculture to their lives, the national economy, and to society as a whole. Funding will help produce a series of educational videos for students and teachers on topics covering various areas in agriculture.
Anaconda Food Bank Community Garden Project
Location: Anaconda, MT
Grant Awarded: $1,000
The Garden Project is an all-volunteer, women-run organization that is establishing a raised-bed community garden. The garden will both provide fresh produce for the local food bank and reuse a non-buildable lot, improving the East entrance to Anaconda. Funding from the Foundation will go towards materials for building the garden infrastructure.

Coulee Creek Ranch
Location: Lavina, MT
Grant Awarded: $1,000
Coulee Creek Ranch is a family-run cow-calf operation that believes in holistic land management and rotational grazing. Grant funding will go towards the purchase of metal gates and hardware for new corrals.
Gallatin Valley Farm to School (GVF2S)
Location: Bozeman, MT
Grant Awarded: $500
GVF2S is a non-profit organization that connects schools and farmers in the Gallatin Valley so that students have the opportunity to eat nutritious, locally-grown produce in the cafeteria. Funding from the Foundation will facilitate the GVF2S celebration of National Farm to School Month, allowing the organization to reach more students in the Gallatin Valley.

Leadership Montana
Location: Statewide, MT
Grant Awarded: $1,500
Leadership Montana is a collaboration of business leaders, community members, higher education, and government coming together to form a strong partnership for the betterment of Montana. Participants gain an awareness of statewide issues and build powerful professional and personal connections with their classmates and alumni. The Foundation will provide scholarship funding for one female leader to participate in Leadership Montana.
National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT)
Location: Butte, MT
Grant Awarded: $1,000
NCAT champions small-scale, local, and sustainable solutions to reduce poverty, promote healthy communities, and protect natural resources. In their Butte headquarters, NCAT runs a demonstration farm as part of their Small-Scale Intensive Farm Training (SIFT) program.  Grant funding will go towards renovating an old greenhouse on the demonstration farm to make it capable of year-round production.

One Montana
Location: Bozeman, MT
Grant Awarded: $500
One Montana is a nonprofit organization dedicated to moving Montana forward through rural-urban partnerships. Grant funding from the Foundation will help expand the One Montana Rural-Urban Student and Entrepreneur Exchange program, allowing more schools to participate.
Powder River Meat Company
Location: Terry, MT
Grant Awarded: $1,100
Powder River Meat Company is a custom livestock slaughter, processing facility, and woman-run retail meat sales shop on Main Street of the small rural town of Terry, Montana. The Community Grant award will fund the development of a professional website and marketing flyers for the small business.

Sky View Farm
Location: Arlee, MT
Grant Awarded: $1,500
Sky View is a mother-run U-Pick farm specializing in certified organic berries in the small town of Arlee, Montana. Funds from the Community Grant will go towards the purchase of a commercial refrigerator that will help grow her business.
SweetRoot Farm
Location: Hamilton, MT
Grant Awarded: $2,050
Sweetroot Farm is a small, diversified farm in Hamilton, Montana, that strives to grow good, healthy food in ways that enhance and sustain the quality of the soil, water, air, and support the human and ecological communities to which we belong. The Community Grant will help fund the construction of a self-serve farm stand at SweetRoot Farm, enabling customers to shop at their convenience for local, sustainably grown produce and organic eggs.

Women’s Foundation of Montana (WFM)
Location: Helena, MT
Grant Awarded: $1,500
WFM builds resources and leads change to advance the economic self-sufficiency of women and create a brighter future for girls. Community Grant funding will support the creation of a new website for their Startup Women Montana Project—a platform for women across the state connect to one another to find role models, mentors, and support.
White Sulphur Springs Future Farmers of America (FFA)
Location: White Sulphur Springs, MT
Grant Awarded: $3,000
The FFA is a national organization that aims to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. White Sulphur Springs is developing a local FFA chapter. Funding from the Foundation will go towards building a greenhouse on the school grounds so students can gain hands-on gardening and business experience as they grow plants for sale within the community.

YWCA Missoula GUTS!
Location: Missoula, MT
Grant Awarded: $500
Girls Using Their Strengths (GUTS!) is a community-based leadership and empowerment program designed by and for young women. Funding from the Foundation will support the GUTS! summer outdoor adventure trips which provide the opportunity for urban girls to discover their strengths while immersed in the Montana backcountry.