The Foundation provides grant and sponsorship funding to nonprofit organizations and qualifying government agencies in the greater Big Sky region as well as funding for annual scholarships to local middle and high school students. A description of each type of support, and the process for applying are outlined below

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The Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations and qualifying government entities such as schools and libraries in the greater Big Sky region. Funds are available to support nonprofit programs, capital projects, and capacity building.


The Foundation is proud to sponsor events and causes for organizations located in or providing services that support communities in the greater Big Sky region.

Student Scholarships:

The Foundation supports two scholarships for local students. Opportunities for scholarships in 2025 will be posted here in January:

Corey C. Griffin

Two $5,000 scholarships paid directly to high school seniors to help with the costs of post-secondary education.

Candidates: High school seniors attending Lone Peak High School, Bozeman High School, Belgrade High School, Gallatin High School, or Manhattan High School.

Big Bald Dave

One scholarship awarded for a summer trip focused on outdoor adventure and service to others. Big Sky middle and high school students are eligible to apply.

Candidates: Big Sky high school students in 9th, 10th, or 11th grades. Students must be 15 yrs or older at the time of the trip.