The Montana History Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation that preserves the rich legacy of Montana’s past – one story, one community, one project at a time. Established in 1985, the Foundation’s central goal is to generate public support to save the rich cultural heritage and historic resources of Montana. The important work of the Foundation is made possible by generous and dedicated donors.
What We Do
In 2012, the Foundation launched a grant program to further support preservation efforts state-wide. Annual grants of $500 to $5,000 are available for history-related projects. Since the creation of the program, the Foundation has granted over $702,000 to 183 projects in 81 communities in 45 counties across Montana.
Funding is provided in the following categories:
- Historic Cemeteries and Sacred Sites
- Buildings and Structures
- Collections and Artifacts
- Oral History
- Education and Outreach
Recent grant projects included restoration of an historic cabin, preservation of cemetery headstones, digitizing newspapers, collecting oral histories, installing interpretive signage along a significant trail, and a relocation feasibility study for an historic bridge.
Click here to learn more about the Montana History Foundation grant projects.