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    February 18, 2020

    Stronger Communities. Safer Montanans

    Dream Adaptive Recreation ski and snowboard instructors in Whitefish, MT are now certified and trained to teach lessons to individuals with disabilities. Roundup, MT Memorial Healthcare facility has a functioning security system.  And, an ADA compliant ramp has been installed at the Women’s Resource Center in Dillon, MT.

    These are just three of the 15 projects Montana State Fund supported in 2019 through our Assisting Charitable Endeavors (ACE) program.

    ACE is Montana State Fund’s charitable giving program that has been in effect for 19 years. It was created as a vehicle to financially help Montana based nonprofits to promote workplace safety, supply safety trainings or purchase equipment that enhances safety and well-being. Since its’ start, 260 organizations have received help from the program. The average grant is $1,797, with a grand total of $467,191 dispensed.  The ACE grants require a dollar-for-dollar match.

    ACE Criteria

    • Grantee promotes workplace safety
    • Safety Trainings
    • Assistance with the purchase of equipment that enhances safety and community well-being
    • The program will result in a widespread benefit for a Montana community or the state as a whole
    • The program benefits a representative cross section of small and large communities across Montana
    • The program will have the potential to result in positive public communication about MSF and the ACE program
    • The minimum grant will be $250
    • The maximum grant on applications received will be $2,000

    To learn more about the program, review past grantees,  or to apply,  go to our website, click on the About MSF tab then click on ACE Grants. If you have questions about the program contact Ethan Heverly or call 495-5426.