Important dates 2016


Grants and Scholarships Awarded

Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
Albert Camus


We nurture families, children and strengthen our community through education. Every graduating senior from our local school is given an opportunity to apply. West Yellowstone Foundation administers certain funds that provide scholarship grants to individuals, including high school and college students, to enable the recipients to complete post high school education, in the field of their choice at the school of their choice. Scholarships are nondiscriminatory, and awarded, and renewed on a yearly basis. Contact your school administration for more information. West Yellowstone Foundation supports our students in realizing their potential and building their future. We couldn’t do this without you.

We believe in our students!

Applications Links to Download:
West Yellowstone Foundation Scholarship Application
Scholarship Criteria

Community Grants

Grant application deadlines for 2016:

We believe in our community!

Application Link to Download:
Community Grant Application Packet
Community Grant Reporting Form

Grant Giving Priorities:

Endowment Funds

Did you know that West Yellowstone Foundation has many endowments? Giving to our endowments gives us a permanent, stable source of supporting our community now and forever! Did you also know that a planned gift to our endowment can save you money on your state income taxes? Montana is one of the few states in the nation that has an incentive for charitable giving. The Montana Endowment Tax Credit allows donors to pay less in Montana state income taxes when they give a qualifying planned gift to a Montana charitable endowment. The incentive is 40% of the gift’s federal charitable deduction, up to a maximum $10,000 tax credit, per year, per individual, and a credit of 20% of a direct gift by a qualified business, up to a maximum of $10,000 per year. For more information on how to join us in supporting this unique community, many call home and millions travel through, call the Foundation’s office at 406-646-1152.

Expedition Yellowstone

Support the local 6th graders travel to and discover the magical wonders of Natural Sciences in Yellowstone National Park with Expedition Yellowstone Endowment.

Heritage Park

Help preserve the historic relics of early travelers to West Yellowstone and the world’s first national park Yellowstone, by a donation to the Heritage Park Endowment.

Pat Lily Arts

Celebrate and encourage the artistic talents of a chosen graduating senior from West Yellowstone School district with the Pat Lily Arts Endowment.

Smoking Waters

This is scholarship award fund for kid’s in the West Yellowstone Summer Recreation Program between the ages of 6 and 12. Each week has a different theme such as Zoo Week, Summer Fun Week, Survival Week, Theatre Week, and Old West Week. Also, there is an awesome adventure each week where the kids get to go on a field trip out of town such as to a climbing wall or the zoo.

Helping Hands

Providing a fun and educational after school program for the local students of West Yellowstone School District.

Fall River Electric Co-op

Provides educational opportunities, to all citizens in our community.

West Yellowstone Foundation Scholarship Program

The West Yellowstone Foundation offers a four year renewable education scholarship for all graduating seniors from West Yellowstone School District who wish to further their education. Presently, we proudly have over 36 students supported in their higher learning throughout the United States.