2018 Grant Cycle 

The 2018 grant cycle is now closed. The board has reviewed the proposals we received in April, and the letters letting applicants know whether they were successful were mailed on May 29.
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The Jerry Metcalf Foundation -- Mission


Formed in 1997, the JMF is a private, non-profit organization that has been supporting progressive work in Montana with small grant awards for non-profit projects. The foundation honors Jerry Metcalf and celebrates his life and his abiding love of Montana.

Jerry deeply appreciated Montana's history, culture, arts, and environment.
He treasured Montana's cities and towns, mountains and valleys, rivers and streams. He enjoyed the ordinary things: work and laughter, creativity and compassion. 

The Jerry Metcalf Foundation awards grants to individuals and groups working to enhance Montana's natural environment and diverse communities.

The Foundation supports projects in these areas

  • the visual, performing, and literary arts
  • historical research and preservation
  • environmental research and conservation
  • education and community health
2019 Grant Cycle
We will begin accepting proposals for 2019 starting next January. As always, the deadline for submitting an application is March 15.

To Apply
Review our grant guidelines to see if your project is one our foundation might support. If you decide to apply in 2019, please make sure to use this official application and carefully follow the application instructions