Montana Disaster Relief Fund

The Montana Disaster Relief Fund stands ready to provide relief and recovery to Montana communities when disaster strikes.

Disasters Happen

With a special focus on long-term disaster recovery, the Montana Disaster Relief Fund enables MCF to support communities as they rebuild and recover after disaster strikes…and help them be ready for the next one.

Fires, blizzards, and pandemics. The Montana Disaster Relief Fund has been there for Montanans and will continue to be there in the aftermath of future disasters. Consider making a donation today to help Montana be ready.

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History of the Fund

In 2017, wildfires ravaged Montana, consuming more than 1.4 million acres across the state. The Montana Community Foundation responded by setting up what is now the Montana Disaster Relief Fund, a nonpermanent fund at MCF, as a vehicle for charitable giving to support those affected by the fires. Since then, MCF has had an ongoing partnership with groups like the Montana Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) and Montana Disaster and Emergency Services and the fund continues to provide philanthropic support during Montana disasters.

Local COVID-19 Funds

Our state is in great need right now as the COVID-19 virus continues to spread throughout Montana communities. The Montana Disaster Relief Fund will support the long-term recovery of vulnerable communities once the pandemic subsides while local communities have established emergency funds to provide critical support to individuals and businesses now.