Montana History Foundation

Montana History Foundation

1750 N. Washington St.
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 449-3770

Carissa Beckwith
Grants Manager

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1986
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 2001
Number of sponsored projects: 6

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
10% or $75 per calendar year, whichever is greater.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission values

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Other: The Montana History Foundation provides fiscal sponsorship opportunities to groups or organizations dedicated to preserving Montana’s history and culture. Sponsored projects or programs are of historic significance and are of public benefit in perpetuity.

Services we offer projects:

  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Tax reporting
  • Other: MHF will send all required acknowledgements to donors of tax-deductible contributions and will submit all required grant reports. MHF requires sponsored organizations to be responsible for their own tax returns, employment taxes, insurance, debts, liabilities, etc.

Based on Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways to Do It Right: Our model(s) of fiscal sponsorship are:

  • Model C, Preapproved Grant Relationship

Organization description:
The Montana History Foundation, an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is governed by a 13-person board. Our mission is to preserve Montana history one story, one project, one community at a time. We do this by making grants, leveraging donor generosity and collaborating with partners across the state.