The Montana Wildfire Relief Fund is a charitable fund dedicated to supporting wildfire relief efforts following the unprecedented 2017 wildfire season in Montana. The fund originated as a partnership between Montana Community Foundation and the Montana Television Network. Launched in early September of 2017, the fund has grown to more than $300,000 through the extraordinary generosity of individuals, businesses, private foundations and many others across the country.
Applicants must be either a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, an exempt governmental unit or, if neither, provide a fiscal sponsorship agreement with an organization who is a 501(c)(3) or exempt governmental unit. Grants will be given, up to $15,000. Only one application is allowed per organization. Successful grantees will have the following characteristics:
• Preference will be given to rural, volunteer fire departments or other organizations representing
first response to fighting wildfires in Montana in 2017.
• Provide a direct benefit to Montana residents.
• Do not support projects, programs, or activities that are partisan or sectarian.
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