At the Columbus Community Foundation, we stand as a beacon of community-driven change, dedicated to making Columbus a better place for all. Founded in 2008 as a result of the “Horizons” poverty reduction program, our mission is deeply rooted in creating a permanent source of funding to address the evolving needs of our community.

To cultivate a culture of giving so the Columbus community can flourish.

Raise $350,000 for our endowment, which will provide approximately $20,000+ every year to support our Community.

Columbus: A Place to Be Thankful For

Columbus is more than just a location; it’s a home where families live, work, and grow. It’s a place to be thankful for, with breathtaking views, abundant recreational opportunities, and a robust infrastructure supporting a local government, fire department, police department, and postal service. Our community is enriched by numerous employers, parks, a swimming pool, library, and youth center. Quality education, local services, and a network of support make Columbus a nurturing environment for all.

Our Unique Approach

What sets the Columbus Community Foundation apart is our commitment to hosting a permanent endowment for the Columbus community. This means we are here to stay, and all funds donated toward our endowment are permanent. An endowment, held in perpetuity for charitable benefit, allows us to support the Columbus community as the fund grows, using the returned interest to make a lasting impact.

Empowering Donors:

As a qualified endowment in the State of Montana, we empower donors like YOU to make the most of your contributions. Your donation not only benefits the community but can earn you up to $10,000 in credit on your taxes through the Montana Endowment Tax Credit.

Board of Directors: Stewards of Generosity

Our Board of Directors is a group of volunteers who selflessly give their time and talent to steward the generous donations that provide grants back into our community. They play a crucial role in enhancing the missions of many non-profits, working tirelessly to make Columbus a better place for our youth, seniors, neighbors, and families.

The Directors meet monthly to discuss operations, plan programs, and implement change in Columbus.