Jefferson Valley Community Foundation

About the Foundation

Jefferson Valley Community Foundation is a private, grassroots, hometown, permanent foundation to ensure that there will be a source of income now and in the future. This income will fund worthwhile community projects that improve the quality of life for the greater Whitehall area citizens.

We are the trust fund for the future.


Our community foundation was established in 2001 for the purpose of building a permanent endowment fund for Jefferson Valley residents. We received our own 501(c)(3) in 2014 retroactive to 2013. Our endowment has grown to more than $211,000 and we have granted over $94,000 to 35 different non-profit organizations and exempt government entities to improve the quality of life in our beautiful Jefferson Valley.

The Jefferson Valley Community Foundation invites you to join others who care about the extended Whitehall community to continue to build this permanent resource for its future through endowed philanthropy. Whatever your giving preference, your contribution will make a larger impact when pooled with others.

Your contribution has a lasting legacy forever.


Camilla “Millie” Baycroft, Advisory Board Chair
Amy French
Mary Janacaro Hansleigh
John Kreis
Roy McBride
Tim Mulligan, Treasurer
Kyla Rasmussen-Simon
Shannon Smith
Erv Hedegaard, Honorary Charter Member

Good Works

JVCF supports the Whitehall community through grants to support a thriving community.

Some of the grants Jefferson Valley Community Foundation have made include:

  • Whitehall Volunteer Fire Department, $2,595 for equipment
  • Whitehall Ambulance Service, $6,000 for ambulance equipment and training
  • Whitehall Pool, $5,900 for swimming pool heater, pool cover and pool passes for disadvantaged kids
  • Whitehall Community Library, $3,200 for teen programs and equipment for the Teen Center
  • Whitehall Community Center, $5,145 for a sound system and new floors
  • Town of Whitehall, $10,175 for restoration of the Lewis & Clark Murals, benches for the park, grant writing services for the skatepark and overnight panels for the Whitehall rodeo grounds
  • Whitehall Booster Club, $1,000 for marquee signs for the Whitehall School
  • Jefferson Valley Animal Rescue/Selina Memorial Animal Rescue, $5,600 for spay and neuter clinics
  • Whitehall Skatepark, $1,000 for skate park ramps
  • Whitehall Garden Club, $1,300 for flower pots in the park, native plants at Silver Tower Park and public garden improvements
  • Whitehall High School, $1,000 for a climbing wall
  • Jefferson Valley Museum, $1,800 for a security and alarm system

How To Give

  • Send checks to:
    Jefferson Valley Community Foundation
    PO Box 144
    Whitehall, MT 59759

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