MFU Foundation

MONTANA FARMERS UNION FOUNDATION

Investing in the Vitality of Rural Communities

The mission of the Montana Farmers Union Foundation is to create new opportunities and contribute to the growth and enhancement of Montana agriculture and rural communities.

The grant awards for the first of two award cycles this year and included:
— $1,500 to Choteau County Schools to expand their garden area that contributes to their food service program with the purchase of supplies and signage. The project aims to educate students about the basics of soil science and a simple irrigation system, while using the food they grow as part of the Farm to School program that is already in place at the school.
— $2,000 to Belt School for the purchase of new shop equipment to provide students with hands-on learning experiences relevant to agriculture. Currently, the state of some shop tools prevents students from doing more advanced projects.
— $6,500 to North Star Schools for a four-season greenhouse to use for hands-on experiences for elementary and high school students and for use in the food service program.
— $5,000 to Lake County Community Development Corp. 

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MAKE A TAX WISE donation

Tax deductible contributions benefit communities and individuals through:

YOUTH SCHOLARSHIPS

Supporting rural communities and youth through college scholarships.

NEW FUTURE OF MEAT PROCESSING

In conjuction with the new MT Premium Processing Cooperative, MFU is supporting new career opportunities and regional food systems development.

FEED THE GUARD

$50,000 of nutrious, boxed meals were provided to troops station in the Capital in 2021 through MFU and Farmers Union Enterprises.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

Over $15,000 in grants and assistance have been provided to local organizations, small business and rural development projects in 2022. The next deadline to apply is Sept 1, 2022. 

1st Round 2022 Grantees Announced

Montana Farmers Union is working hard to support family farms & rural communities. 

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