The Columbus Community Foundation awards grants to non-profits serving the Columbus Community on an annual basis. Grant applications are made available in July and grants are awarded on Columbus Day (October) of each year.

Eligibility: All projects must be sponsored by an organization with 501(c)3 status or a tax exempt governmental unit serving the Columbus Community. All projects must be designed to be completed within one year.

Areas of Interest:The CCF Supports Grants that address one or more of the following areas:

  1. Arts and Culture
  2. Basic Human Needs
  3. Economic and/or Community Development
  4. Education
  5. Natural Resources and Conservation

The grant applications can be downloaded from here when they are available.

Columbus Community Foundation Grant History: (bulleted list -not table formatted)

2008: $10,000

Kid's Club

1300

Refrigerator/microwave

Stillwater Youth Center

1375

Entrance Way

Stillwater Community Coalition

4700

After School Program

Stillwater Community Hospital

1375

Security Cameras

Museum of the Beartooths

750

Match for signage

Upward Basketball

500

Scholarships

2009: $4,800

Friends of the Stillwater County Library

800

Shelving

Museum of the Beartooths

1000

Brochures

Project Hope

2500

Awning

Upward Cheerleading

500

Scholarships

2010: $1,025

Museum of the Beartooths

375

Archival Supplies

Compassionate Friends of the Stillwater Valley

300

Brochure/Pamphlets

Kruizin 4 Seniors

350

Santa Suit

2011: $1,650

Kruizin 4 Seniors

300

Camera

Columbus Community Garden

800

Pergola for the Garden

Columbus Elementary 2nd Grade

550

Veteran's Wall

2012: $7,297.74

Kruizin 4 Seniors

297.74

Backdrop supplies

Special K Ranch

1000

Training-staff/volunteer

Project Hope

3000

Food Drive

Stillwater Youth Center

3000 (challenge Grant)

Inflatable play set

2013: $2,350

Special K Ranch

1100

Equestrian Program

Project Hope

1250

Nutrition Plus Program

2014: $8,500

Camp Postcard

2000

Camp Postcard

Museum of the Beartooths

500

They Built Columbus and Montana Book Project

Project Hope

1650

Smoothie Program

Special K Ranch

850

Equipment, teaching and training supplies for the SKR Equestrian Program

Stillwater Youth Center

3500

Two new air conditioning units at the Stillwater Youth Center

2015: $4,000

Stillwater Valley Watershed Council

2500

Weed Control Efforts – Columbus area on the Stillwater River

Compassionate Friends

1500

Forever Loved Memorial Garden

2016: $8,064.64

Stillwater Youth Center

2000

New Spaces – indoor remodel project and outdoor landscaping project

Stillwater Valley Watershed Council

2500

Columbus Area Weed Eradication

Project Hope

1500

Flooring Project

Stillwater Legacy Trails

563

Haunted House

Stillwater Billings Clinic

1501.64

Prescription Drug Abuse Program in the Columbus Schools