Thank you for your interest in applying for a grant from the Laurel Montana Community Foundation. The foundation is an affiliate of the Montana Community Foundation (MCF) and provides grants to qualified non-profit and charitable community service projects in Yellowstone County.
  • Combined Grant Application

  • Please fill in the dollar amount you are requesting. Also include total cost of the proposed project.
  • Project Criteria

    Grants will be made for projects in the following program areas. Place a check(s) by the category(s) that best describe your project.
  • Organization or Type of Applicant

    A fiscal sponsor is used for applying organizations that are not recognized as non-profit by the IRS. A fiscal sponsor is an entity who agrees to carry out the financial matters for the applying organization. It is typically a 501(c)(3) organization or an exempt government unit.
  • Drop files here or
    Please upload any/all documents that support the information provided here.
Important Dates

Grant Applications are due by March 31, 2021

Grant Criteria

Grants will be made for projects in the following program areas;

  • Youth & Education
  • Recreation, Arts & Culture
  • Basic Human Services
  • Community & Economic Development
  • Natural Resources, Conservation & the Environment
  • Health Care Services
  • Emergency Services
  • Historic Preservation

Applicants must either be a 501(c)(3), a tax exempt government entity, or be fiscally sponsored by one of these. If the applicant is affiliated with a government entity such as a school, city or county, contact your administration office regarding grant receipt policies.

Evaluation Criteria

The granting process is competitive. Eligible projects will be evaluated on the following criteria.

  • Provides a direct benefit to local, area residents by enhancing quality of life now and into the future.
  • Creates long term asset building and is sustainable.
  • Addresses important, unmet community needs.
  • Demonstrates wide spread support. Applicant works with other entities to develop and/or increase project support such as funding or in-kind.
Ineligible Projects

The Laurel Montana Community Foundation will not support the following kinds of activities.

  • Conferences and workshops.
  • Planning, research or untested projects.
  • Partisan or sectarian activities.
  • Normal organizational annual operating and maintenance expense.
Directions for Submission

Please complete the application online or print and mail to: PO Box 1138, Laurel, MT 59044

Finalists may be asked for an interview.
The grant committee’s decision will be final.

Scholarship Award Details

The Laurel Montana Community Foundation Scholarship Committee will make the final decision on the recipient.

Donate as little as $10 today to help make a difference in the Laurel community! Your donations are fully tax-deductible.