In the Community

Seeley Lake Community Foundation Awards 2021 Grants to Local Groups

March 24, 2021

We’re pleased to announce the 2021 SLCF Community Grants, awarded to projects benefitting Seeley Lake.

The Seeley Lake Community Foundation (SLCF) helps local groups fund important community projects. In this capacity, the SLCF strives to be a community resource and catalyst for innovative approaches to improving the quality of life in Seeley Lake, MT.

SLCF is pleased to announce that they have granted $10,000 in grant money to 8 projects benefiting Seeley Lake through the 2021 SLCF Community Grants cycle. You can view the grantees here.

$1575 to Recycling Works to start a Rural Glass Recycling Project in Seeley Lake, with a local glass drop-off location open to the public and emptied regularly.

$2425 to Seeley Lake Elementary School to purchase Orff instruments that are built especially for children and are a basic component of strong music programs, allowing students to learn concepts like rhythm, tempo, dynamics, and pitch through singing and playing instruments at their own level.

$1000 to Clearwater Resource Council to help purchase a hydrolab, which will be used to analyze baseline data to track water quality trends over time in five lakes in the valley.

$500 to Loving Hearts to support remodeling projects in their busy thrift store, where proceeds support those in need in our community.

$500 to Sparrow’s Vine to fund a Free Family Photo project, providing a quality professional family photo for as many local families as possible.

$1000 to Veterans and Families of Seeley Lake to help with the construction of a covered kiosk at the current Seeley Lake Memorial Garden. The structure will weather-protect veteran plaques, provide a venue for memorial ceremonies, and will be open to the public, and include improvements supporting access to those with disabilities.

$1500 to Seeley Lake ROCKS! to purchase a snowblower for the ice rink next to Seeley Lake Elementary.

$1500 to Alpine Artisans to support two free “Seeley Celebrates” community events, each featuring an outstanding Western author. These events will be an in-person celebration marking both the end of the pandemic and the Open Book Club's winning of the Montana Center for the Book Prize.

“It’s exciting to see all the amazing ideas that come out of this community,” says SLCF Executive Director Claire Muller. “Although we were unable to fund all of the great proposals that came in this year, I want to thank the organizations that put in the time and effort to apply. Thank you to all of our local nonprofits for all of the great work you’re doing for the Seeley Lake area!”

The Seeley Lake Community Foundation board of directors awards annual grants with the aim of supporting projects with broad community benefits. The SLCF Community Grant Program funds local projects in the areas of art & culture, community & economic development, basic human needs, education, and natural resources & conservation.

Grant applications for up to $2500 in funding are due on January 31 for the yearly SLCF Community Grant program.

The Seeley Lake Community Foundation is your locally driven and locally supported community foundation that invests in strengthening Seeley Lake while keeping it special. To learn more or contribute, visit