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Together We Can Move Mountains

Our Story

Welcome to the Community Foundation for a Better Bigfork (CFBB), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in our unincorporated village. Since the 1960s, our team of volunteers has worked tirelessly to maintain and enhance the resources available to our residents, visitors, and business community.

As Bigfork has no ability to levy taxes, we rely entirely on the generosity of foundations, individuals, businesses, and fundraising events to achieve our goals. In many ways, we fill the gap left by the absence of traditional municipality.

Each year, we allocate an average budget of $100,000 or more towards funding various

initiatives such as the Swan River Nature Trail, Sliters Park, Bigfork Public Dock, The Village Square building, ImagineIf Library, Bigfork Art & Cultural Center, and many other services that benefit the community. At times, specific projects require a larger budget and more concerted fundraising efforts to meet the demands.

As Bigfork continues to grow and evolve, the CFBB will remain committed to leading and collaborating with others to address the changing environment and ensure a vibrant and thriving community for all.

We hope you join us in our mission to create a better Bigfork.

Our Mission

As Bigfork is an extraordinary place, the Community Foundation for a Better Bigfork serves to sustain and improve upon the amenities, culture and resources that are fundamental to Bigfork’s way of life.

Board Composition

The Board of Trustees for the Community Foundation of a Better Bigfork is a passionate group committed to enhancing the quality of life in our community. Our board is made up of a diverse group of individuals with a range of backgrounds and experiences, including active business owners, retirees, lifelong residents, and recent transplants. Each trustee volunteers their time and expertise to serve our community.

Contact & info:

Phone: 406-837-5888

Non-profit tax deductible organization

EIN #23-7067099

Mail: Community Foundation for a Better Bigfork (CFBB)

P.O. Box 486

Bigfork, MT 59911

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In fall 2023, the CFBB, partnered with Martel Construction address maintenance needs at Sliters Park including: Repairing Stairs: Front and rear stairs of the Riverbend...
Bigfork is known as Montana’s Christmas Village and that is why we choose to assist the Bigfork Elves and the Bigfork Area Chamber of Commerce...
A new sidewalk was completed on the east side of Bridge Street and several new parking spaces added. The sidewalk was paid for through CFBB’s...
  To help with the summer parking crunch, several bike racks were installed downtown to encourage people to bike into town as an alternative to...
Funded the Bigfork Village Historic Walk, Paces to the Past project, a central display filled with historical photos and information brochures that guides tourists and...
The CFBB is happy to announce a pledge of $50K toward the proposed new Imagine If Library in Bigfork.  This a challenge grant to garner a...

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