Grants awarded to benefit Blaine County

HELENA — The Montana Community Foundation Inc. announced $6,000 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.

“The communities of Blaine County are fortunate to have the yearly grants from the Blaine County Community Foundation,” said Kasie McIntosh, fund representative from Blaine County Community Foundation Fund. “These grants help to support the local summer youth and adult activities program and protect the animals. It also alleviates a portion of the local fundraising burden that is needed to build and continue these community activities.” 

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:

• $2,000 to the Chinook Lions Club to build a skatepark in Chinook

• $1,500 to the Chinook Pool and Park Rehabilitation Project to repair the City Pool in Chinook

• $1,500 to the Chinook Rod and Gun Club to install a restroom facility at the Club Rifle Range

• $1,000 to Pets Are Worth Saving, Inc. (PAWS) to conduct spay/neuter and vaccination clinics for pets in partnership with Spay Montana  

People with questions and contact MCF Program Director Elisa Fiaschetti, at 406-441-4953 or [email protected].