Montana History Foundation awards $134,451 in grants

Posted April 12, 2019

This story ran in the Independent Record on April 12, 2019.

Since 2012, the Montana History Foundation has awarded annual grants to projects and organizations that work to preserve and protect the historic legacy of Montana. This year, the Foundation reached a new record, giving away the largest amount ever at $134,451 and bringing all-time grant awards to $843,985.

This year, grants will support projects from Libby to Sidney and 27 other communities throughout the state. In St. Ignatius, funds will be used to reroof Montana’s oldest standing building.

The 2019 grant winners reflect the high quality of preservation work being accomplished across the state. For a full list of grantees, visit

For additional information about specific projects, please contact the History Foundation grants manager, Carissa Beckwith, at [email protected] or 406-449-3770.