Montana History Foundation Announces $21,2000 in Funding for 2022 Preservation Projects | Helen
Montana History Foundation press release:
The Montana History Foundation announces that 28 projects across the state will receive a total of $212,147 in preservation grants in 2022. This year marks the largest amount awarded since the Foundation launched the grant program in 2012. The total amount the History Foundation has awarded to date is now over $1.3 million.
“We are touched by the number of worthwhile projects seeking funding this year,” said President and CEO Charlene Porsild. “It is an honor to support 28 community organizations working to preserve their history across Montana.” The Foundation awards up to $10,000 per project. This year, the grants will support projects ranging from Flathead counties to Fallon counties. Four of the 28 projects include:
– Chinese Cemeteries of Montana: Translating and Interpreting What Remains, Butte, $10,000: The Mai Wah Society will use MHF funds to translate and interpret Chinese headstones at four cemeteries in Bozeman, Butte, Billings and Helena. The group will create a website presenting the results of the project.
-The Crow Student Dictionary App, Hardin, $10,000: Funds from the foundation will help the Crow Language Consortium develop a phone app for approximately 13,000 Crow people and others to learn Crow and improve their soft skills.
– Old Baker State Bank Facade Restoration, Baker, $8,400: The Southeastern Montana Region Revitalization Team will replace and repair the windows of the Old Baker State Bank building. The project will restore a piece of Fallon County history and bring the building back to life.
-Helena Fire Tower Rehabilitation, Helena, $10,000: The Town of Helena, in association with the Heritage Tourism Board and Friends of the Fire Tower, will use a Foundation grant to preserve and rehabilitate the “keeper of the ravine”.
“We are thrilled to support such a diverse range of historic projects in communities across the state,” said Ciara Ryan, program director. “We are thrilled to partner with the Montana State Library to use ARPA resources to fund more projects than ever this year!”
The Montana History Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization that raises funds for history and preservation projects across Montana. You can see a full list of our 2022 grants here. For more information or for assistance in contacting one of our 2022 grantees, please contact Zach Coe at [email protected]