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Grant Program

2023 Grant Cycle Now Open!

Deadline to Apply: October 31, 2023

Grant Cycle Criteria

Hill County Community Foundation (HCCF) Grants are awarded in three focus areas:

  • Arts and Culture

  • Basic Human Needs

  • Community/County Beautification

Minimum grant is $500 and maximum is $1000.

HCCF strives to fund projects that show sustainability and potential for long-term and meaningful impact, address underlying causes of an issue, define clear objectives, and align with the HCCF mission and values. Applications for operating funds or salaries will not be considered.


  • The applicant must be a 501(c)(3) organization or be sponsored by a 501(c)(3) organization.

  • Each organization must submit only one application per year.

  • The project must benefit Hill County residents.


Application Instructions


Complete applications will include the following information collated in the following order:

  • Grant application cover sheet (this form is provided above)

  • Copy of 501(c)(3) designation letter from IRS

  • The Application Narrative (described below)

The Application Narrative for any of the three focus areas MUST include the following items in four (4) pages or less:

  1. A brief project summary (One or two paragraphs describing the project’s impact in one of the three focus areas)

  2. Your project goals and objectives (Who and how many people will benefit from this grant?)

  3. What strategies you will use to accomplish these goals

  4. How you will measure the success of your goals

  5. Key individuals or organizations involved in your project and how this project will help the community address its future

  6. How HCCF will be acknowledged (In addition to methods the grantee states, all grant recipients will agree to submit an impact statement to the HCCF committee for use in publications)

  • A project budget including dollar match or in-kind contributions

  • A list of board of directors of your organization with names, addresses, email and phone numbers

  • Email your application to or mail to:


Hill County Community Foundation

P.O. Box 16
Havre, MT 59501

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