The Montana History Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity. We raise money and provide funding for history and preservation projects across Montana.
Established in 1985, the Montana History Foundation seeks to preserve the legacy of Montana’s past. With an eye on the future, the Foundation’s central goal is to generate public support to save the rich cultural heritage and historic resources of Montana.
Our approach is both creative and personal — offering donors the opportunity to connect with and support unique projects of special interest to them and historical importance to Montana. The Montana History Foundation gives supporters the chance to truly make a difference and in the process, become a part of history.
What We Do
In 2012, the Foundation launched a grant program to further support preservation efforts state-wide. Annual grants of $500 to $10,000 are available for history-related projects. Since the creation of the program, the Foundation has granted more than $1,008,875 to 247 projects in 47 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.