Billings, MT – The 1776 Foundation today announced the recipients of its financial grants for the fourth quarter of 2019. 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 4th Quarter 2019 grant recipients are: Dress for Success Billings - $1,000 Launched in 2000, the Billings chapter is one of 150 affiliates, working to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools necessary to thrive in work and life. 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 FFA Foundation, Helping Hands Grant Program - $1,000 “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 Policy Institute - $500 Founded in 2008, the Helena, Montana based, Montana Policy Institute is dedicated to securing a free and prosperous future for Montana by working to educate and mobilize a network of citizens toward pro-liberty policies. Montana Veterans Foundation - $500 MTVF is designed to assist homeless veterans (or veterans at risk of homelessness) by improving their quality of life and providing comprehensive support which enables veterans to achieve a greater level of self-sufficiency. The Foundation provides a safe place for veterans to call home, as well as personal and program assistance and access to a wide range of coordinated human services including mental health and medical treatment, addiction recovery, vocational support and job placement, mentoring, and life skills training. Montana Veterans Meat Locker - $500 The Billings, Montana based organization provides free professionally processed wild game to Veterans in need. PERC-Property and Environment Research Center - $500 PERC is a research institute dedicated to promoting conservation by exploring how voluntary trade can produce positive environmental outcomes. PERC’s current initiatives focus on market approaches to wildlife conservation and improving public lands management. University of Montana Federalist Society Student Chapter- $500 The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a group of conservatives and libertarians interested in the current state of the legal order. It is founded on the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be. The Society seeks both to promote an awareness of these principles and to further their application through its activities. 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 https://1776foundation.us/programs/grants/
About 1776 Foundation
Based in Billings, Montana the 1776 Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, that seeks to improve government and politics by working to 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.