Types of Funds

There are a variety of fund types to suit your philanthropic goals and to help you support the causes close to your heart.

Explore Types of Funds

Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) are a popular fund type for donors who want to
support various organizations while making grant recommendations throughout the year

Learn more about Donor Advised Funds.

Donor Designated funds are created by donors to benefit a specific nonprofit(s).

Learn more about Designated Funds.

Local Community Foundation (LCF) Affiliate Funds benefit local community foundations and the communities they serve.

Learn more about Local Community Foundations.

Nonprofit funds are created by nonprofits themselves for their own benefit. Grants from these funds provide permanent, reliable annual income.

Scholarship funds provide financial support to students pursuing advanced education or
technical certification. They can be awarded annually or on a multi-year basis.

Learn more about Scholarship Funds.

The Power of Endowments

We focus on the power of permanently endowed funds to make a lasting impact on Montana communities and the causes you care about. We take a thoughtful approach toward the investment and management of these funds to help ensure a strong future for Montana and the nonprofit organizations they support.

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