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Powell County Community Foundation

Post Office Box 834
Deer Lodge, Montana 59722
United States

Mission

To develop a long-term funding source to assist area nonprofits with their missions and meet unanticipated needs. We are building our endowment while making grants to local organizations.

Most Meaningful Change

We helped several organizations that had survived the recession but been weakened to the point that they faced uncertain futures until we got them back on track with a few timely grants. Now they are thriving.

1999 Year Founded
$140,000 Endowment Value
$12,035 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 10.20.14

Population Area Served

8,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationPowell County Community Foundation
Address 1Post Office Box 834
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownDeer Lodge
State / RegionMontana
ZIP / Postal Code59722
CountryUnited States
ContinentNorth America
Map Address (If Different)Did not answer
Map City / Town (If Different)Did not answer
Map State / Region (If Different)Did not answer
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)Did not answer
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone406-846-3413
Emailsowens48@hotmail.com
Websitewww.mtcf.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Kirk Sandquist
Primary Contact’s NameSteve Owens
Primary Contact’s PositionSecretary
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded1999
Mission StatementTo develop a long-term funding source to assist area nonprofits with their missions and meet unanticipated needs. We are building our endowment while making grants to local organizations.
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced8,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members6
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$25,240
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$14,373
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$12,035
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$140,000
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsA little improvement
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed a slight role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed an important role
Grassroots activismPlayed a slight role
Inadequate government servicesPlayed an important role
Changes in the political environmentPlayed a slight role
Changes in the economic environmentPlayed an important role
Government initiative fundingNo role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed a slight role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingPlayed a slight role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesPlayed an important role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodVery little time
LocallyFair amount of time
RegionallyVery little time
NationallyNone
InternationallyNone
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationCentrally important
Seeking local donationsImportant but not central
Having a gender balance in the organizationSlightly important
Board reflective of community diversityImportant but not central
Building an endowmentCentrally important
Serving donor needsImportant but not central
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityCentrally important
Building inclusion and trust in the communityImportant but not central
Pursuing equitySlightly important
Accountability to local peopleImportant but not central
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyImportant but not central
Community developmentImportant but not central
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureFair amount
EducationLittle
EnvironmentNot at all
HealthLittle
Human and social servicesFair amount
Human rightsNot at all
International relationsNot at all
ReligionNot at all
Economic developmentLittle
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityLittle
Information technologyLittle
Strengthening local or regional governmentNot at all
HousingNot at all
ChildrenFair amount
WaterNot at all
Alternative energyNot at all
Disaster reliefNot at all
Advocacy with authoritiesNot at all
Job trainingLittle
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernNever
Promote collaboration between granteesOccasionally
Promote understanding of public policyNever
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsRarely
AdvocacyRarely
Loaned staffNever
ResearchNever
Community needs assessmentNever
Leadership developmentRarely
InternshipsNever
Providing space for local organizationsNever
Access to information technologyNever
Publishing/knowledge sharingNever
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyNo change
CrimeGetting better
Trust among different sections of the communityGetting worse
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesNo change
Social position of marginalized groupsGetting worse
Responsiveness of authoritiesNo change
Appropriateness of public policiesNo change
Value of community assetsGetting better
Quality of the environmentNo change
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsGetting better
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting better
Gender equityNo change
Charitable giving through the community foundationNo change
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingGetting better
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertyA few small achievements
CrimeDo not work in this sphere
Trust among different sections of the communityDo not work in this sphere
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesA few small achievements
Social position of marginalized groupsDo not work in this sphere
Responsiveness of authoritiesDo not work in this sphere
Appropriateness of public policiesDo not work in this sphere
Value of community assetsA few small achievements
Quality of the environmentDo not work in this sphere
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityA few small achievements
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Networks and links between different parts of the communityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Gender equityDo not work in this sphere
Charitable giving through the community foundationA few small achievements
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingA few small achievements
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLittle
Informal associations of citizensNot at all
Non-governmental organizationsNot at all
Local governmentNot at all
National governmentDid not answer
UniversitiesNot at all
SchoolsNot at all
BusinessesNot at all
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersNeither helpful or unhelpful
Regional association of grantmakersN/A
Global Fund for Community FoundationsN/A
Particular foundationVery helpful
Other organizationHelpful
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsNo
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workYes
Local people control what our organization doesYes
Have local people represented on our boardYes
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doNo
Actively engage local people as volunteersYes
All of our board is composed of local peopleYes
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearYes
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingImportant
Better legal or fiscal environmentUnimportant
More volunteersImportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceImportant
Better local culture of givingImportant
Stronger civil societyNeither important nor unimportant
More responsive authoritiesUnimportant
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsWe helped several organizations that had survived the recession but been weakened to the point that they faced uncertain futures until we got them back on track with a few timely grants. Now they are thriving.
 

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Identifying Information

Foundation at a Glance

Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)

Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization

Time Spent Working in Following Areas

Rate Importance of the Following Functions

In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas

Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years

Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served

Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years

Active Partnerships

Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work

Involvement of Local People

Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further

Most Meaningful Change

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