Mission and Vision

Our Mission

The Montana History Foundation is an independent, non-profit corporation preserving the rich legacy of Montana’s past – one story, one community, one project at a time. We grant funds, mobilize the generosity of donors and collaborate with individuals and organizations to explore and honor Montana history.

Our Vision

The Montana History Foundation is the leading source for contributions and funding to preserve and protect history resources throughout Montana.

Our Work

The Montana History Foundation funds projects across Montana that preserve and honor the history of the Treasure State. With the help of our many generous donors and sponsors, The Foundation has put nearly three million dollars directly into Montana communities for history projects! Some of these projects have included:

  • Funded and built the $1.2 million Scriver Center in Helena
  • Funded and built the Lee C. McFarland Curatorial Center in Virginia City
  • Funded the Bovey History Center in Nevada City
  • Funded the Mulvaney Historic Postcard Collection at the Montana Historical Society
  • Provided the Montana History Textbook (free) to middle school students statewide
  • Provided funding for maintenance and preservation of historic music machines in Nevada and Virginia City
  • Provided funding for two historically significant buildings – Robber’s Roost and the Hangman’s Building in Virginia City
  • Granted nearly $700,000 to 182 community-based history projects across the state between 2012-2018

You Can Help

The Montana History Foundation offers donors a variety of giving options, including donor-designated funds and planned giving, and provides collaborative leadership through strategic partnerships and fiscal sponsorships. Donate HERE