Montana History Foundation announces $160,000 of funding available for 2020

 

October 30, 2019



From Montana History Foundation

The Montana History Foundation will place $160,000 throughout the state during its upcoming 2020 grant cycle, which opens Friday.

The History Foundation will provide grants up to $10,000 for projects that help preserve and protect Montana’s history. Previously, the foundation provided grants up to $5,000.

“These grants help preserve community history in Montana,” Montana History Foundation President/CEO Charlene Porsild said. “We are excited at the prospect of what can be accomplished in our communities by doubling the amount of grant funding available in 2020.”

Since 2012, The Montana History Foundation has given grants each year to organizations that are working to preserve Montana’s historic legacy. So far, more than $843,000 has been awarded. In an effort to invest $1,000,000 statewide by 2020, MHF will fund $160,000 in new projects this year.

“From dinosaur fossils to one-room schoolhouses, The Montana History Foundation funds the preservation of Montana history. We’re looking forward to saving and sharing more of the past, with additional funds at our grantees fingertips,” Montana History Foundation Grants Manager Carissa Beckwith said.


Tax exempt organizations can apply for funds to preserve buildings and cemeteries, conserve and exhibit collections, collect oral histories and more. Funding details and the application link can be found at http://www.mthistory.org/criteria .

The grant cycle opens Friday and applications are due by Jan. 10.

For more information, people can contact Community Outreach Coordinator Melissa Jensen at 406-449-3770 or email [email protected]

 

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