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How does my organization apply for a grant?

Review the Browning Kimball Foundation's mission statement and objectives to determine eligibility. Complete the online grant application process found on the Apply for Grant tab. All organizations are required to complete the application process online.

When are the submission deadlines?

2016 Grant Followup Report due: July 29, 2017
Letter of Intent due: April 3, 2017
*All organizations will be notified and informed if they have been invited to make a formal application. 
Grant Applications due: July 14, 2017
Browning Kimball Foundation Grantmaking Meeting: September 2017
Fund 2017 grants: October 2017

When are the applications reviewed?

Trustees will meet in the fourth quarter to review applications and award grants. Grant funds will be distributed in the fourth quarter. 

What types of grants does the Foundation make?

The Browning Kimball Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life through support of youth & families, health with an emphasis on prevention, arts & humanities and sustainable agriculture in Montana. In general, the Foundation does not make grants to individuals, political parties or candidates, campaigns, lobbying activities, fundraising activities, benefits, special events or advertisements.

What types of organizations will the Browning Kimball Foundation NOT fund?

Organizations without 501(c)(3) status; organizations that practice discrimination by race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation or national origin; marketing sponsorships; sporting events; trips or tours; lobbying campaigns; donor-advised funds; private foundations; individuals; political candidates or political organizations.

My organization is not a 501(c)(3), can we still apply?

No. We provide funding strictly to 501(c)(3) organizations. An organization must have received its letter of determination from the IRS or have a sponsoring 501(c)(3) in order to be eligible.

My organization has applied for 501(c)(3) status, but we have not received the official notification letter from the IRS. May I apply for a grant?

The Browning Kimball Foundation cannot make grants to organizations that have not received official 501(c)(3) status.

May I publicly acknowledge a grant from The Browning Kimball Foundation?

No. The Browning Kimball Foundation does not seek public acknowledgment for our support.

What are the geographic priorities of the Browning Kimball Foundation?

The Foundation's highest geographic priority is Montana.

May I contact you if I have questions?

Yes, we are happy to field questions via telephone or email. You can find our contact information on the Contact Us page.

Does the Browning Kimball Foundation require a completion report?

Yes. We request that grant recipients provide us with two things:

1. Acknowlegement of grant in writing to the Foundation after reciept.

2. Post Grant Completion report must be completed and returned after funds are expended or by
    July 29, 2017, whichever comes first.

My organization failed to complete a Post Grant Completion Report; can we still apply for a grant?

You are not eligible to receive funds in the grant cycle following receipt of your grant.