Montana History Foundation

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.

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    Free Grant Workshops for Small

   Museums & Preservation Offices


Have you always wanted to apply for grants but didn’t know where to start?  Have you written grants that didn’t get funded? Do you simply want to brush up your proposal-writing skills or learn how to present a better grant budget? These workshops offers specific step-by-step tools and practical tips and tricks for developing winning proposals.  

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2015 Schedule

October 6 - Malta

Phillips County Museum

Contact: Lori Taylor, Curator



October 12 - Stevensville

Historic St. Mary’s Mission

Contact: Colleen Meyer, Director


October 13 – Kalispell

The Museum at Central School

Contact: Gil Jordan, Executive Director

Northwest Montana Historical Society



October 19 – Great Falls

GF-Cascade County Historic Preservation Office

Contact: Gregory Gordos, Planner



October 20 – Dillon

Beaverhead County Museum

Contact: Lynn Giles, Director



October 27 – Miles City

Range Riders Museum

Contact:  Bunny Miller, Curator



November 4 – Columbus

Museum of the Beartooths

Contact: Penny Redli, Executive Director




MHF Announces Grant Winners for 2015!

Click here to view 2015 grant winners announcement





Visions and Voices: Montana's One-Room Schoolhouses


Second Printing Now Available!  Visit our Store page to order.


Visions and Voices: Montana's One-Room Schoolhouses. Net profits from the sale of this beautiful book will be used to preserve one-room schoolhouses in Montana.

This year the Montana State Library and Humanities Montana selected Visions and Voices: Montana's One-Room Schoolhouses as the book to represent Montana to the rest of the nation at the National Book Festival in Washington, DC on August 30, 2014.

MHF Grants 2015

Click here to view 2015 grant winners announcement

Click here for 2015 Final Report Form

Click here for Amended Project Budget Form

Click here to view 2015 Criteria and Guidelines

Click here for the general grant application form for nonprofit organizations, government entities, and fiscal sponsors

Click here for the schoolhouse grant application

MHF Grants 2014

Click here to view 2014 grant winners announcement

MHF Grants 2013

2013 Grants Final Report Form

Click here to view 2013 grant winners announcement

MHF Grants 2012

Click here to view 2012 grant winners announcement

Now Playing... Virginia City . . . Where History Lives!


Virginia City Promo


You can order a copy of this DVD "Virginia City ... Where History Lives!" on our Store page. 

Click here to view our Annual Report