who can apply

All non-profit organizations in the Musselshell Valley are invited to apply.

how to apply

Download the application document below. Reference the supporting documents and follow the instructions carefully. Mail completed grant to: MVCF Box 713. Roundup, MT. 59072 or drop off at the City Office in Roundup.

what is funded

MVCF funds five focus areas:

Community enhancement

Recreation and culture

Youth activities

Natural Resources

Community education

basic guidelines

Grants should be for sustainable ongoing efforts (e.g.something that is tangible can be used more than once, or that helps build capacity in your group or project, or that will increase your group’s ability to be more self-supporting.) Not for normal operating expenses or recurring project costs.

application deadlines

Completed applications are

due by:

May 1st, 

August 1st

November 1st

February 1st

questions

If you have any additional questions about the application process, please contact

Madeline Cooper.

406.320.0400

past recipients

Since the beginning in 1994, the Musselshell Valley Community Foundation has granted more than $131,032 to projects that improve our community. These are some of the successful applicants in the past years. 

2021

Melstone Public Schools | $1,000 | Upgrade alarms and intercom

Musselshell Historical Museum | $1,000 | Repair main entry steps

John D. Iverson Youth Center | $4,100 | Tables and chairs

Musselshell County Council on Aging | $600 | Shelving

Roundup Wrestling Club | $1,225 | Tables and supplies

2020

Roundup Memorial Healthcare | $3,600 | Stop the Bleed training equipment 

Friends of the Library | $3,105 | Microfilm machine

Musselshell County | $3,151 | Teddy Blue Abbot Monument

Musselshell Valley Historical Museum | $2,500 | 3-D Topographic Diorama

Northern Treasures | $1,487 | Store improvement equipment

 

2019

Roundup Independence Day Extravaganza | $3,025 | Crowd control barriers

Rodeo Roundup | $3,500 | Crows nest at fair grounds

Musselshell Valley Food Bank | $1,000 | New refrigerator 

Lavina School Association | $5,000 | Portable stage

Melstone EMT’s | $2,500 | Plumbing and heating for new building

2018

Musselshell County Council on Aging | $1,051.58 | Acoustic Art Panels for sound 

Lower Musselshell Conservation District | $1,500 | River study publication

City of Roundup | $3,570 | Engineering costs for bathroom at park proposal

MSU Extension | $698.98 | Musselshell Valley & Golden Valley 4-H

Roundup Community Partners | $1,100 | Riverwalk signs and brochures

Roundup Baseball | $1,800 | Safety equipment (catchers gear, batting helmets) 

RIDE | $1,012 | Safety equipment for Buttons and Bows rodeo

MVCF Stage Committee | $2,518 | Sound equipment

Montana Urban and Community Forestry Association | $600 | Manage city owned trees

Musselshell - Golden Valley Extension Office | $669 | Sewing machines for the 4-H program 

2017

Central Montana Head Start | $1,035 | Car seats 

Roundup Community Partners | $1,175 | Informational brochures

Musselshell Valley Historical Museum | $1,000 | Cabin chinking

Rocky Mountain College | $3,500 | 3 year Musselshell River study

2016

Roundup Community Garden | $393 | Drip system 

Central Elementary School | $1,928 | iPads and covers

Melstone Area Foundation | $4,099 | Fencing & gates in Melstone garden

RIDE | $2,500 | Barricades and Tables

Community Stage Project | $761 | Lighting stands and accessories

Swimmers Forever | $2,392 | Plan review and state fee

2015

Roundup Elementary School  | $2,200 | iPad classroom lab

Musselshell Valley Historical Museum | $1,875 | Sprinkler system

Roundup Commemorative Garden | $3,000 | Concrete wall

Roundup Sportsmen's Association | $900 | Concrete benches

Musselshell Golden Vally Extension Office | $1,612 | Learning lab kits

2014

4H Council | $4,331 | Indoor shooting range

Central Montana Head Start | $5,475 | Concrete work

Friends of the Musselshell School | $4,000 | Stage curtain

2013

Musselshell/Golden Vally 4H | $500 | Paint for sheep/swine barn

2012

Rimrock Humane Society | $1,029 | Shelving for pet pantry 

Roundup Baseball | $2,000 | Disengage-able base system

RIDE | $1,000 | Small stage equipment

Musselshell Valley Historical Museum | $3,000 | Native American display

Head Start | $1,165 | Car seats

RC&D Watershed | $1,000 | History of the Musselshell River

2011

Roundup Youth Center | $2,302 | Secure doors and security system

RIDE | $1,343 | Computer and shade tents

2010

Rimrock Humane Society | $375 | Camera

RIDE | $339 | Radio pack

Kids Klub | $880 | Scrapbook project

Melstone Welding Class | $1,000 | Rent of welder

Melstone Pool| $1,000 | Pool covers

Roundup Memorial Healthcare | $2,377 | Lawn tractor & snow removal

2009

Roundup Memorial Healthcare | $2,500 | Waiting room tables and chairs

Musselshell Valley Historical Museum | $2,500 | Front step repairs

Melstone Pool | $1,400 | Kiddie pool liner

Lavina School Community Association | $1,100 | Planning grant

2008

Melstone Chamber Garden | $3,000 | Community garden and beautification

2007

Peppy 4H | $500 | New sign

Golden Valley Ambulance | $855 | Medical equipment

Roundup Youth Center | $910 | Computer, software, and internet

2006

RIDE | $1,408 | Canopy & electrical cord

Rimrock Humane Society | $807 | Brochures

2004

Rimrock Humane Society | $268 | Digital cameras

Friends of the Musselshell School | $231 | Library project

2003

Head Start | $1,000 | Kitchen equipment upgrades

2002

Roundup Summer Drama Program | $500 | Camp operations

Rimrock Humane Society | $600 | Kennels & houses

2001

Roundup Library Summer Reading Program | $500 | Craft materials

2000

Dean Creek Fire Department | $350 | Water pump

1999

Melstone School Library | $500 | New books