Mineral County Community Foundation


The Mineral County Community Foundation (MCCF) is on a mission to promote sustainable development of human and natural resources for the benefit of Mineral County communities.


MCCF was established in 1994 in response to the closing of a major employer, the Crown Pacific sawmill in Superior. A citizen group met weekly to assist the County in coming up with solutions to the economic and social crisis of lost jobs. The group was incorporated as the Mineral County Community Foundation and through their outreach, a Japanese businessman, Akira Yamaguchi, gifted $95,000 to the non-profit for charitable and research purposes. The gift was placed in a permanent endowment fund with the Montana Community Foundation and was named the Mandala Fund in honor of Mr. Yamaguchi. The name has since been changed to the Mineral County Community Foundation Endowment Fund to eliminate confusion.

Good Works

With the proceeds from numerous fundraising efforts, art contests, and silent auctions, along with earnings from the endowment, MCCF hosted a youth center (1997-2004) and a community garden involving area youth. MCCF also hosts an annual car show the first weekend in June as a fundraiser for student scholarships (2005-present). Other projects that benefit the communities of Mineral County include a grant program (2006 – present) to support the good works of Mineral County Food Banks, Historical Society, Friends of the Library, and many more. In 2015, MCCF changed course from providing small grants to leading efforts to construct a new playground, build an addition to the St. Regis Community Center, and replace or repair the swimming pool in Eva Horning Park, Superior.

Learn more on their Facebook page.

MCCF Officers

  • Liz Gupton, Alberton, President/Secretary
  • Sheelia Miller, Superior, Vice-president
  • Elaine Sedeora, Superior, Treasurer

Board of Directors

  • Glenn Koepke, St. Regis
  • Cathy Kuhl, Superior
  • Chris West, Haugan
  • Bruce Berry, Superior
  • Cheryl Crabb, Superior

How To Give

  • Please send your contributions to:
    Montana Community Foundation
    FBO Mineral County Community Foundation
    PO Box 1145
    Helena, MT 59624
  • Donate online.

How To Receive

The MCCF scholarship application is available at https://ssd3.wufoo.com/forms/p1qg0pd9083knu6/.

For more information, contact Byron Quinlan at bquinlan@ssd3.us.

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