1776 Foundation announces latest grant recipients

Billings, MT – The 1776 Foundation today announced the recipients of its financial grants for the fourth quarter of 2020.  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 2020 grant recipients are:

Montana FFA Foundation, Helping Hands Grant Program – $500 – “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.

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.

Girl Scouts of Montana & Wyoming, Mobile STEM Learning Center – $500 – In partnership with established Girl Scouts troops, rural and Title 1 schools, and Native reservation communities across Montana and Wyoming, GSMW’s goal is to continue to close the gender gap in STEM professions and ensure that all girls have access to high quality STEM learning experiences.

Montana Free Press – $500 – The Montana Free Press is an independent source for in-depth Montana news, information, and analysis. Founded by veteran award-winning investigative and political reporter John S. Adams, MTFP seeks to uncover the truth and bring to light important news stories by studying arcane bureaucratic processes, seeking out dark corners of major institutions, digging deep into data and documents, and holding those in power accountable to the people.

Frontier Institute – $500 – Founded in 2020, The Frontier Institute is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that elevates objective research and powerful stories to cultivate informed civic leaders dedicated to breaking down government barriers so that all Montanans can thrive.


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.