2019 grant applications are due January 31, 2019.

Seeley Lake Community Foundation supports annual grant and scholarship programs. The Foundation will consider grant requests from tax exempt organizations in five interest areas:

  • Education

  • Arts & Culture

  • Community/Economic Development

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Basic Human Needs

Applicants for funding must be tax exempt under the provisions of Section 501c (3) of the Internal Revenue Code or publicly owned tax-exempt organizations. Tax-exempt status must exist at time of application.

Click on the following links to download the grant program guidelines and application forms (PDF format).

SLCF Grant Program Guidelines
SLCF Grant Application form and instructions

SLCF Grant Reporting Form

In 2018 the Seeley Lake Community Foundation supported:

  • Repairing the heating system in the Seeley Lake Historical Museum & Visitors Center, a community meeting place and information center.

  • Circle of Security Parent Training at Seeley Lake Elementary to help build healthy, secure parent-child relationships, benefiting children and caregivers in at-risk environments. 

  • Funds for grooming equipment to maintain cross-country ski trails and snowmobile trails, providing recreational opportunities and supporting economic development for our area. 

  • Seeley-Swan High School’s Creative Writing Program’s third volume of Backroads of the Mind. Students use their creative talents in journalism and art to produce a publication for the entire community to enjoy, while building individual skills and confidence.   

  • Missoula Aging Resource Specialist, stationed in Seeley Lake, helps older adults and people with disabilities access services, helping them stay independent and healthy with their community without having to travel for their needs.

  • Music concerts for the community and school outreach program for students at four schools, bringing cultural events to our rural area and providing exposure to diverse types of music and instruments.

In 2017 the Seeley Lake Community Foundation supported:

  • Publication of a student creative writing project (Backroads of the Mind Vol. II).

  • Creation of video trailers promoting Seeley Lake tourism and the ‘In the Footsteps of Norman Maclean’ Festival.

  • Scholarships for two Seeley Lake students to attend the Montana Natural Resources Camp to share concepts of stewardship and sustainability.

  • Funding Phlight Academy for Seeley Lake middle school students to promote literacy and foster creativity.

  • Bringing in instructors for Blackfoot River Discovery Day to teach about ecosystem dynamics and human activity at Montana state standards for science and English.

In 2016 the Seeley Lake Community Foundation supported

  • Completion of a community-based forest model study to inform long term outcomes for the Clearwater Blackfoot Project land west of Seeley Lake.

  • Expand and enhance advanced publicity for the Norman Maclean Festival 2017.

  • Support for a Community Resiliency Model enhancing the current model for Seeley Lake Elementary students to develop new skills to self regulate.

  • Batteries for community smoke alarms distributed by the Seeley Lake Rural Fire Department.

  • Improvements to Sullivan Memorial Hall enhancing the facility for broad community use.

  • Preserving our cultural resources by saving and moving a 100 year old log building

  • Provide funding for a mobile educational parenting/pregnancy unit.