2020 Applications Now Open!
Applications due January 10, 2020

Grant Portal Our 2020 grant application is now open! Please review our funding criteria prior to submitting an application Funding Criteria

Up to $10,000 in funding per project is available in the following categories:


$134,451 in Grants Awarded in 2019

After careful deliberations and fascinating discussions, the Montana History Foundation is proud to offer 33 grants to 29 communities in Montana, providing $134,451 towards history projects statewide. 

Some of the exciting projects the History Foundation will fund this year include:

  • Re-roofing the historic store house building at Fort Connah in St. Ignatius. This is the oldest standing building in Montana.
  • Digitizing 30,000 pages of The Madisonian, the newspaper of record for Madison County for almost 150 years.
  • Developing Investigating Rock Art: Medicine Rocks State Park, a guide that will educate students and the general public on the archaeological resources of Carter County.

Since 2012 when the MHF grants program began, we have provided $843,985 to history projects throughout the state. We’ve benefitted 216 projects, 89 communities, and 46 counties.

Funding for the Montana History Foundation Grants Program comes from a variety of private sources, including a grant from the Fortin Foundation, a grant from the Louis L. Borick Foundation, and donations from our generous and dedicated donors. Learn more about giving options.