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community Grants

The Community Foundation for a Better Bigfork is dedicated to improving the quality of life in our community by supporting organizations that share our mission. We are pleased to offer semi-annual grants for proposals such as sponsorships, donation requests, and other similar initiatives. These grants are intended to support projects that fall outside of the scope of our ongoing initiatives.  Below are some of the groups and organizations that we are proud to support. 

Grant Cycle

To apply for a grant, please submit your proposal by May 1st or September 1st. Grant awards will be announced by June 1st or October 1st, respectively. All proposals must benefit residents of the Bigfork area, and requests up to $2,500 will be considered in each cycle. Please note that all awards in each cycle will not exceed a total of $2,500. For example, the CFBB may award (5) $500 grants, (2) $1,500 grants, (1) $2,500 grant, or other multiples that total $2,500 for each grant cycle. We are proud to support the Bigfork community through these grant opportunities, and we look forward to receiving your proposals.

Bigfork Elves

The CFBB is proud to support the annual efforts of the Bigfork Elves in turning downtown Bigfork into Montana’s Christmas Village.

“The CFBB is incredibly important to the Bigfork Community. Its existence is one of the primary reasons Bigfork is considered one of the jewels of the Northwest part of the Country. As an unincorporated town, the CFBB has served in a role to help manage our community’s development, growth and infrastructure. Because of our work, Bigfork has physical and cultural amenities not found in other communities of our size. Our efforts range from the implementation of a state of the art storm water drainage system, management of our trails and parks all the way to sweeping and striping of our streets."
Paul Mutascio
Past President of Community Foundation for a Better Bigfork

Riverbend Concerts

The CFBB continues to support the Riverbend Concert Series that are held at Sliter’s Park every summer.

“The CFBB is incredibly important to the Bigfork Community. Its existence is one of the primary reasons Bigfork is considered one of the jewels of the Northwest part of the Country. As an unincorporated town, the CFBB has served in a role to help manage our community’s development, growth and infrastructure. Because of our work, Bigfork has physical and cultural amenities not found in other communities of our size. Our efforts range from the implementation of a state of the art storm water drainage system, management of our trails and parks all the way to sweeping and striping of our streets."
Paul Mutascio
Past President of Community Foundation for a Better Bigfork

bigfork center for the performing arts

The CFBB has supported the BCPA in many ways and helped them install a new and much needed parking lot in downtown Bigfork. Along with the parking lot, new bike racks and a new sidewalk were also installed

“The CFBB is incredibly important to the Bigfork Community. Its existence is one of the primary reasons Bigfork is considered one of the jewels of the Northwest part of the Country. As an unincorporated town, the CFBB has served in a role to help manage our community’s development, growth and infrastructure. Because of our work, Bigfork has physical and cultural amenities not found in other communities of our size. Our efforts range from the implementation of a state of the art storm water drainage system, management of our trails and parks all the way to sweeping and striping of our streets."
Paul Mutascio
Past President of Community Foundation for a Better Bigfork

bigfork Nordic trails

In 2018, the CFBB helped support the Nordic Shore Nordic Club to improve trails and purchase equipment to maintain the trails into the future.

“The CFBB is incredibly important to the Bigfork Community. Its existence is one of the primary reasons Bigfork is considered one of the jewels of the Northwest part of the Country. As an unincorporated town, the CFBB has served in a role to help manage our community’s development, growth and infrastructure. Because of our work, Bigfork has physical and cultural amenities not found in other communities of our size. Our efforts range from the implementation of a state of the art storm water drainage system, management of our trails and parks all the way to sweeping and striping of our streets."
Paul Mutascio
Past President of Community Foundation for a Better Bigfork

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