Since 2001, HACF has awarded nearly 350 grants totaling nearly $250,000 to nonprofits in the Helena Area.

In 2019, HACF awarded 13 grants for projects that promote: access to transportation, collaboration, arts and culture, basic community needs, education, land and environmental conservation, and youth programs.  Check out the Grantees page to learn more about the projects.

The Grants Application window for 2019 was May 13  through June 16, 2019. The window to apply is now closed and grants for 2019 have been announced.  

To familiarize yourself with what the process for a future application, you may take a moment to watch this quick tutorial on the grant application process.  We know your time is valuable and we want to maximize your chances of success. 


Granting cycle is closed.  Will open in Spring of 2020.

  • HACF is increasing the top grant amount to $2,000.  Grants will most likely be awarded between $500 – $2,000 per project.
  • Our funding priorities for 2020 include access to transportation and a focus on collaboration between nonprofits. If you are including either of these in your application, please tell us in the “Provide a description of the project” section. Please also check the box at the top if this is a multiple entity application, and only one of the parties need to apply.
  • On “Amount of grant requested” please tell us how much you are requesting and the total cost of the project to show whether the grant will significantly fund the overall cost or help fill in a gap.
  • “Provide a description” will be your main narrative. Please limit to 500 words.
  • Please tell us how your plan to recognize HACF if your organization is awarded a grant.
  • “From where are you seeking additional funding” should help explain the total impact and timeline for your project.
  • Please type in your name as your signature and remember to add title and date.
  • Please don’t miss the last three questions – your EIN, your fiscal sponsor if you have one and your total budget for your organization; just a round figure is fine.


Thanks again, and we look forward to your application.