LCF+ Toolkit

January 26, 2024

As we step into 2024, there is so much on the horizon for the Local Community Foundation (LCF) Program at the Montana Community Foundation (MCF). To start, 27 community foundations are participating in the LCF+ Incentive Program - $1 Million for Montana. This program challenges community foundations to grow their endowments to increase their impact in their community. Then, when a community foundation reaches its fundraising goal, MCF will provide funds for grantmaking or other needs. The clock officially began on January 1st for year one!

In addition, we have several learning opportunities coming up. In 2024, we will be hosting an LCF Convening in a different location across the state each quarter. These will be done in partnership with Montana Nonprofit Association, MSU Extension Community Vitality, and the LCF in the area. To make our learning opportunities more accessible, we will also be launching quarterly webinars. Are you curious about “Setting Up a Fundraising Plan” or “How to Ask for a Gift in a Will”? Then you will want to tune in for these one-hour lunch sessions with experts from our team. There is more information below on both the LCF Convenings and quarterly webinars – make sure to check it out and mark your calendars.

What is on the horizon for your community foundation in 2024? Please let me know so all of us at MCF can support your initiatives, attend your events, and celebrate your milestones.

Here’s to a year of growth, collaboration, and community building!