February 22, 2022
ACE: Supporting Safer, Healthier Communities
A group home in Glasgow, Montana installs an alarm system for their residents. A summer camp in Helena replaces outdated life jackets for the safety of their campers and instructors. A Senior Center in Eureka rebuilds its deteriorating front steps. What do these three organizations have in common? They each received a grant through Montana State Fund’s ACE (Assisting Charitable Endeavors) program to finance their projects.
What is ACE?
ACE is MSF’s charitable giving program. It provides funds to Montana based non-profit organizations for projects that promote safety implementation and improvements. Over 290 organizations have received a total of $530,000 in grant monies since the programs start in 2001. Grants range from $250 –$10,000 and require a dollar-for-dollar match.
An ACE Grant proposal must fit within the scope of Montana State Fund’s normal business and operations:
- The project will be used to promote workplace safety, host safety trainings, or assist with the purchase of equipment that enhances safety and community well-being.
- The project will result in a widespread benefit for a Montana community or the state.
- The project benefits a representative cross section of small and large communities across Montana.
- The project will have the potential to result in positive public communication
To find out more details about the ACE program, to apply for funds or view past recipient projects click here.