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Special Initiatives
Humanities Montana currently seeks gifts to support two special initiatives: Tribal Partnerships and Montana Center for the Book Prizes.

Annual Fund
The Annual Fund supports humanities programs in Montana on an ongoing basis. It is critical for youth programs and grants to museums, libraries, and schools.

Foundations and Corporate Support
Corporations and foundations support Humanities Montana each year with generous contributions, sustaining public programs throughout Montana.

Planned Giving
Endowment income is vital to the health and future of Humanities Montana's programs.
 

Special Initiatives

Tribal Partnerships: Humanities Montana will support humanities projects on Indian reservations within Montana’s borders. We’re seeking a minimum of $5,000 annually to help fund projects such as language and cultural preservation. Partnerships will be anchored in tribal nations’ aspirations and needs.

Montana Center for the Book Prizes: Each year Humanities Montana will offer up to five $1,000 prizes to organizations that provide inspiring and inspired literary programs. We will place special emphasis on recognizing literary programs in rural Montana communities.
 

Annual Fund

Now more than ever Humanities Montana depends on annual contributions from individuals to support its mission. The Annual Fund supports our full array of programming on an ongoing basis, and is especially important for youth programs and grants to museums, libraries, and schools. If you have donated in the past, please consider giving at a higher level this year.

The easiest way to contribute to the Annual Fund is to donate online.

All contributions to Humanities Montana, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, are deductible to the extent provided by law.
 

Foundations & Corporate Support

Corporations and foundations support Humanities Montana each year with generous contributions, sustaining public programs throughout Montana. Humanities Montana staff work with corporations to create sponsorship/underwriting packages which give them public exposure as good corporate citizens. For example, the Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation has donated generously to our Speakers in the Schools program, while Stockman Bank has sponsored our Hometown Humanities initiative.

Humanities Montana would welcome corporate and foundation support for:

For more information, please contact Ken Egan via email or at 1-800-624-6001.
 

Planned Giving

Leave a legacy for the humanities in Montana.

Planned giving allows donors to maintain access to income during their lifetimes, provides estate and tax planning tools, and builds permanent wealth for Montana's nonprofit organizations and charities. Of particular interest to many Montanans is the Montana Endowment Tax Credit, which offers a generous Montana tax credit in addition to a Federal tax deduction.

Through a planned gift to our endowment, you can assure Humanities Montana continues to connect children to community, support vital cultural institutions, and encourage community conversations about pressing issues.

Join the members of our Legacy Society (see sidebar), who have already made that commitment to Montana's future through a planned gift.

For much more information about different types of planned gifts, as well as a planned giving calculator to help you figure the beneficial impact of the various gift options, please visit the Montana Community Foundation, where Humanities Montana has established an endowment fund. Our endowment is at $100,000 and growing daily.

For more information about how you can make a difference to Montana, contact Ken Egan at Humanities Montana (406-243-6022 or ken.egan@humanitiesmontana.org), or Daphne Kurtz at The Montana Community Foundation (406-443-8313 ext. 100).

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