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News from Greater Polson Community Foundation

POLSON — The Greater Polson’s non-profit sector adds tremendous value to our community’s well-being. It has for years. Think Boys and Girls Club, Mission Valley Aquatics, FLIC, Polson Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, Mission Valley Live, Miracle of America Museum, Helping Hands, Ninepipes Museum, Women 4 Wellness, Mission Valley Animal Shelter, Mission Valley Ice Arena and others. Recognizing the importance of these, and other, organizations, GPCF celebrates February, the month of love with our “We Love our Non-Profits” Trust-Based Grants.

Trust-based grants go to organizations with which we have worked for years that are important to our community, have earned our community’s trust, and deserve support for general operations. Trust Based Grant applications are by invitation only by the GPCF Grant Committee and organizations receiving a TBGG may still apply for the annual project granting cycle. The application process and reporting for these unencumbered grant funds is kept simple. Our “trust” reflects confidence in an organization’s board, management, and programs.

We expect to renew these trust grants annually for deserving non-profits and as our experience and awareness of needs grows, we hope (with community support) to invite other organizations to apply for these funds, as well as to increase support for project grants.

We thank the many donors making possible grants totaling $1 million over the past 14 years.   We are particularly grateful that the endowment legacy left by John Cowan enabled GPCF to nearly double the amounts initially granted in 2020 and in future years. We know benefits realized through the generosity of our donors depend on the hard work of non-profit volunteers and their employees. To both donors and our non-profits, we owe deep gratitude.

The Greater Polson Community would like to congratulate the Mission Valley Animal Shelter, Boys and Girls Club, and Mission Valley Live for being selected as 2023 Trust Based Grant recipients. We appreciate and acknowledge their continued hard work to make Polson the gem of Flathead Lake.

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