Orton Family Foundation

May 17, 2011

Create your best future: The Orton Family Foundation seeks proposals to select four Heart & Soul Community Planning project towns. The Foundation offers funding, tools, and support for its Heart & Soul process, helps communities tap in to a shared vision and discover what makes them special. Project elements include community engagement, values identification, values-driven decision making and action planning, and monitoring ongoing change. Municipalities of no more than 30,000 residents located in New England or the Rocky Mountains are eligible. The Foundation will host a series of free informational calls on Wednesdays in May and June to better prepare communities to respond to this RFP. Proposals are due July 18, 2011.


Grant Opportunity: Whitefish Community Foundation

April 21, 2011

The 2011 Whitefish Community Foundation Grant Application is now available. Please read the entire application and guidelines so that you are aware of the changes and updates. The Whitefish Community Foundation pleased to announce that they have increased the project and program grant request to a maximum of $6,000. Please note that grant applications must be received in the Foundation office by June 1st at 3 PM. Contact the Whitefish Community Foundation if you have any questions. Application is available online.


Big Sky Institute announces application process for the 2011 Organizational Assessment Awards

March 4, 2011

The Big Sky Institute for the Advancement of Nonprofits announces the availability of Organizational Assessment Awards for 2011 through the Montana Nonprofit Connections (MNC) Program. Assessment Awards provide an experienced consultant to conduct a comprehensive organizational review, working with the board of directors and staff of selected organizations to set priorities for future improvement. Organizations completing an assessment become eligible to apply for a Project Grant of up to $5,000 from the Montana Nonprofit Connections Program. Eligibility in this cycle of funding is limited to organizations that have a primary focus on serving people in the age range from 0 to 18 years old, including infants, toddlers, children and youth.

Application information available starting: March 1
Due Date: March 29, 2011


Interested applicants are required to contact Project Director, Ned Cooney, by email to complete a pre-application self-assessment, followed by an interview if the self-assessment indicates readiness to proceed.