The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Foundation was established in 1999 and chartered as a Montana Nonprofit Corporation. The Foundation holds Federal Tax Exempt Status under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation is further classified as a nonprofit organization which primarily supports a government agency’s operations and is thus not classified as a “Private Foundation.” It is therefore exempt under 509(a) (3) and is eligible to receive grants from other Foundations.
The Foundation provides private support for conservation projects and takes a leading role in ensuring the protection of Montana’s natural, cultural and recreational resources for future generations. The foundation raises funds for charitable and educational purposes and awards grants to organizations that hold federal tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The foundation is organized to assist Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks in carrying out its authorized purpose of stewardship of the fish, wildlife, parks and recreational resources of Montana.
The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of community and business leaders from Montana and throughout the U.S. The Board establishes policies for the Foundation and its staff and manages the affairs of the Foundation. The Foundation’s challenge is to provide funds where the need is greatest and where private support will make a critical difference in the success of protecting Montana’ resources.*Donate to the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Foundation