Billings, MT – The 1776 Foundation today announced the recipients of its financial grants for the third quarter of 2017. The 1776 Foundation launched its grant program during the spring of 2017 to help support like-minded organizations by funding programs that are in line with our mission. The grants totaling $2,000 are the first awards given under this program. The 3rd Quarter 2017 grant recipients are: Montana FFA Foundation, Helping Hands Grant Program - $750 “Learning to Serve” is part of the FFA Motto. Keeping in the spirit of their motto the Montana FFA Helping Hands Grant was created to secure funds for FFA community service projects. The Helping Hands Grant allows FFA students to submit their community service projects and receive the funding needed to move forward with their projects. Montana Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Kelly Kuntz memorial scholarship - $500 The Kelly Kuntz Memorial Scholarship Fund is awarded by the Montana Chamber of Commerce Foundation to a continuing college student with preference given to former High School Business Challenge participants and individuals pursuing a business degree. Montana Policy Institute - $750 Founded in 2008, the Helena, Montana based, Montana Policy Institute is dedicated to securing a free and prosperous future for Montana by working to education and mobilize a network of citizens toward pro-liberty policies. How can your organization apply for grant? Our Grant Committee meets once per quarter to consider all grant requests and we post the application deadlines online. Find out the rules for application by visiting us online at http://1776foundation.us/programs/grants/ About 1776 Foundation Based in Billings, Montana the 1776 Foundation 501(c)3 is a non-profit organization, with a mission to help inform and equip the people of Montana to better evaluate policy options that uphold traditional American values, historic civil liberties, the Montana Constitution and the Constitution of the United States of America. Founded in 2015, the 1776 Foundation works to accomplish our mission through a variety of programing and by supporting other like-minded organizations in Montana.