Colstrip Impacts Foundation Grants

Grants available to support impacted workers and their families and further economic development in the Colstrip community

Colstrip is a changing community. Supporting people, businesses, and services is key to the future of the Colstrip region. The Colstrip Impacts Foundation offers grants to support the local community.

Grants will be made to eligible organizations and individuals. Grant applications will be reviewed on a quarterly basis. Funding is available in three areas of support: economic development, support for taxing districts, and grants directly to impacted workers.

Click on a grant below to read the guidelines for applying.

Ready to apply? Apply online using our grant portal. Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis.

What is the Colstrip Impacts Foundation (CIF)?

CIF is a volunteer committee of the Montana Community Foundation (MCF) comprised of Colstrip community members. The committee is responsible for grantmaking from two funds at MCF- $2.5 million in a permanent fund and $7.5 million in a nonpermanent fund- received as a result of the Puget Sound Energy rate case settlement with the State of Montana. In the settlement, PSE agreed to set aside $10 million to fund community development and other impacts to the Colstrip area.

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For additional help, questions or comments, contact Elisa Fiaschetti, Program Director.