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GPCF announces new grant funding cycle

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POLSON – The Greater Polson Community Foundation has opened up the 2019 grant applications. The deadline is Friday, April 26. Grant applications will be accepted from non-profit organizations with a 501c(3) status in the greater Polson area.

Grants from the Greater Polson Community Foundation make a significant difference. Over $500,000.00 has been contributed to meet needs in our community since grants were first awarded in 2009.

Grants are funded annually by the earnings from the foundation’s growing permanent endowment and other available GPCF funds. Past grant awards have supported a variety of youth and community projects. “Our grant funding support to our community non-profits and their projects is a highlight of our year," GPCF President Toni Young said.

As you prepare your application, think about how your project can enhance and improve the lives of the people who live here. The committee is looking for how well the prospective project matches the mission and values of the GPCF as well as addressing critical needs that strengthen our community.

To jumpstart the 2019 cycle, the GPCF is planning two grant application workshops at the GPCF offices located at the lower level of the Salish building, 110 Main Street, Polson, on Thursday, Feb. 21, and Tuesday, Feb. 26, from noon to 1:15 p.m. Either of these workshop sessions are available to the first 10 participants to register for either session and pay $5 (light lunch included). This workshop will walk an applicant through the basic grant application process, which is beneficial to non-profits writing grants or foundation requests for funding and more specifically the GPCF application process.

GPCF will accept applications for pre-screen (we will preview and advise on completeness) until April 12. Complete applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, April 26. The complete 2019 grant application is available to download online at www.greaterpolsoncommunityfoundation.org where you will also find a list of previous GPCF grant recipients. If you have questions or would like to register for a grant workshop, please contact Jennifer at the GPCF office at 406- 883-4723.

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