Foundation News

Grants Available to Benefit Indigenous, Folk, Traditional, and Media Arts

January 11, 2023

The Montana Community Foundation, Inc. (MCF) announces its annual grant cycle from the William B. Pratt Fund to benefit Montana Indigenous, Folk, Traditional, and Media Arts.

Applicants are eligible to apply in one of two funding areas, including Media Arts and Montana’s Indigenous, Traditional, and Folk Arts. Grants will range in size from $500 to $2,000. Grant applications will be accepted from January 13 to March 17, 2023.

Montana 501(c)(3) organizations and local, state, and tribal governments are eligible to apply. Individual artists and other entities may apply under a fiscal sponsorship. Apply here.

The William B. Pratt Fund was established by former MCF employee, William “Bill” Pratt as a legacy gift to the people of Montana to help them tell and share stories – especially the untold ones – about Montana’s arts, culture, and history and to learn about the traditional art forms and cultures of this unique state. Through this grant process, Bill hopes to see some of the impact of his legacy in Montana and on the arts community while he is living.

"I'm pleased to be working with the Montana Community Foundation to offer this opportunity to help support public programs presenting Montana's Traditional Arts and the development of documentary media production about our state's arts, culture, and history, as well as media education programs in school and community settings,” said Bill Pratt, fundholder.

“I encourage organizations with eligible projects in these areas, whether small or large, to consider applying for this grant program."

Interested applicants are encouraged to review the grant guidelines to determine eligibility for funding, and contact Elisa Fiaschetti, Program Director at (406) 441-4953 or with any questions.

Learn more here.