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Hill County Community Foundation calls for grant applications

 

Last updated 9/10/2021 at 12:02pm



Press release

The Hill County Community Foundation is seeking applications for the 2021 grant cycle.

All Hill County-area nonprofits are encouraged to apply for a grant.

HCCF is looking to fund special projects that organizations are coordinating; HCCF cannot fund operating costs or salaries.

Eligible applicants can request a minimum of $500 up to $1,000 for their project.

HCCF has a total of $7,000 to grant out this fall.

The Hill County Community Foundation awards grants in the following three focus areas:

• Arts and culture

• Community beautification

• Basic human needs

Last year’s 2020 grant recipients included CASA of Hill County, the Associated Students of Montana State University-Northern), the Hill County 4-H Foundation, the Havre Eagle’s Manor, Roses Helping Hands in partnership with Bear Paw Development Corp. and Havre Trails Inc.

CASA of Hill County used its grant funds to provide basic needs to children in Hill County who entered the foster care system as a result of abuse or neglect; these items were delivered within the first few days of placement to alleviate stressors on the child and foster family.

The ASMUN grant helped fund an on-campus food pantry at Northern for students who are food insecure.

The Hill County 4-H Foundation grant was targeted to help fund the completion of a cement sidewalk for Hill County 4-H’s Chuckwagon on the Great Northern Fairgrounds in front of this popular community space.

The Havre Eagle’s Manor grant was used to help brighten up and make improvements to the dining room and social areas of the manor.

Roses Helping Hands — in partnership with Bear Paw Development — used its grant funds to provide basic needs for people in the Rocky Boy area who faced transportation barriers and who were in a 14 day quarantine due to positive COVID-19 test or via contact tracing.

Havre Trails Inc. collaborated with Beaver Creek Park to install a new nine-hole disc golf course on the east side of Rotary Pond and its grant funds were used toward the completion of this fun project.

Since 2005, more than 40 Hill County nonprofit organizations have received over $32,000 in grant funds from HCCF. More than half of that amount — $18,233 — has been granted out over the past five years.

The Hill County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Montana Community Foundation. The mission of the Foundation is to cultivate a culture of giving to empower Montana communities to flourish. Through the power of permanently endowed funds, HCCF helps donors achieve their lasting philanthropic goals and provides Hill County nonprofits with sustainable income.

“The HCCF Endowment belongs to everyone who lives in Hill County” HCCF Chair Pam Veis said “Our goal is to continue to grow the endowment to ensure we keep wealth here in this area currently and for generations to come. A percentage of the endowment is granted out on an annual basis, so a larger endowment means more funds are granted out annually to benefit Hill County citizens and communities. With the continued support of philanthropic people who live here and/or love this area, that goal is becoming a reality.”

The deadline for applications is Oct, 30. Interested applicants can contact Veis for more information or to request an application packet at:

P.O. Box 16

Havre, Mt. 59501

406-390-4947

[email protected]

http://www.HillCountyCommunityFoundation.org

 

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