In the Community

Grants Awarded to Benefit Blaine County

December 21, 2021

The Montana Community Foundation, Inc. (MCF) announces $5,800 in grants awarded from the Blaine County Community Foundation Fund to benefit the communities and residents of Blaine County. The Blaine County Community Foundation Fund was established at MCF by Warren Ross in 1997. Financial support for this grant program also comes from the Ross 87 Ranch Endowment Fund, established by Warren Ross as well.

“In the small communities of Blaine County, our local nonprofits touch all ages, young to old,” said Kasie McIntosh, fund representative from Blaine County Community Foundation Fund. “These grants help to preserve history, protect animals, help those in need, provide our youth with safe, fun summer activities, and give our families access to free or inexpensive entertainment and learning.”

Grants are awarded to programs or projects benefiting Blaine County. Applications are reviewed by a committee of Blaine County residents and MCF staff. This year’s grantees include:

  • $1,700 - Chinook Rod and Gun Club for Clubhouse updates including a new porch roof and generator
  • $1,700 - Sweet Memorial Nursing Home for holiday decorations
  • $700 - Blaine County Museum to support the digitization of Chinook Opinion newspaper and general support
  • $1,700 - Pets Are Worth Saving, Inc. to provide year-round spay/neuter assistance to Blaine County residents