Lincoln County Community Foundation

About the Foundation

The Lincoln County Community Foundation (LCCF) is an affiliate of the Montana Community Foundation with a dual mission to enhance community vitality and endowed philanthropy. We are committed to using the resources entrusted to us for funding the highest quality projects throughout Lincoln County. We also aim to be a catalyst, providing a needed source of funds to help nonprofit organizations explore or undertake new work to do more effectively what they are already doing.

The Lincoln County Community Foundation seeks projects that have both a tangible impact on our communities and strengthens their capacity to address the future.

History

Lincoln County Community Foundation was established in December 1995 with a $5,000 gift from Plum Creek Timber Company with the intent of attracting endowment gifts for Lincoln County. This “savings account” will help provide for the future needs of our communities by reinforcing local determination, meeting changing needs, and paying dividends in perpetuity to address community priorities. Annual earnings on the endowed fund support a variety of projects through grantmaking.

Through a series of funding raising events and publicity, the endowment fund principal has grown and now allows in excess of $9,000 per year to grant. The LCCF has been able to give grants approaching $200,000 to qualified projects in Lincoln County since 2000, when granting began.

Board

  • Paula Darko-Hensler, Chairperson
  • James Seifert, Secretary-Treasurer
  • Linda Gerard
  • Allison Lundin
  • Marvin Sather
  • Bernard “Bernie” Cassidy

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