About Us


The Montana History Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation that raises money and provides 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.


We are hiring!

Are you outgoing? Creative? Do you like managing social media, organizing events, and crafting communication materials? Do you love Montana history? Join our team!

The Montana History Foundation, a Helena-based nonprofit organization, seeks an outgoing, energetic person for a permanent half-time (20 hours per week) Community Outreach Coordinator. The ideal candidate will have excellent written and spoken communication skills and enjoy interacting with people from diverse backgrounds.

Full position details can be found here.

Send cover letter and resume by May 15, 2019 for best consideration.  

The Montana History Foundation Staff

Charlene Porsild, PhD
(406) 449-3770
Karen Fred
Administrative Assistant
(406) 449-3770
Carissa Beckwith
Grants Manager
(406) 449-3770