2020 grant cycle now closed.
Award announcements to come in April!

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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.