Start the year by meeting some of Montana’s foundations in these hour-long interactive noontime webinars. Hear directly from foundation executive and program staff about their priorities, motivation for philanthropy, approaches to grantmaking, including their application process, perspectives on a successful grantor/grantee relationship, and more.


Webinar Dates and Guest Speakers
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Thursday, February 8 from Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Voices of Philanthropy: Amy Hyfield, Executive Director, The O.P. and W.E. Edwards Foundation 

Their offices are located at the base of the Beartooth Mountains in Red Lodge, Montana, while their board is scattered throughout the United States and internationally. Spanning across three generations and various interests, the board consists of six family members of the original benefactors. With a focus on children in need, primarily during early childhood and out-of-school time, the O.P. and W. E. Edwards Foundation is a strong philanthropic presence, particularly in rural Montana and Indian Country.

Early Bird Deadline: January 29

Tuesday, February 13 from Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Voices of Philanthropy: Felicia Ennis, Manager, Oro Y Plata Foundation 

Oro y Plata Foundation (OyP) is a Montana based family foundation. It prefers not to accept unsolicited grant requests and site visits are an important piece to its success. OyP’s mission is to support effective Montana based nonprofits dedicated to helping people enlarge their competencies and capacities. Since 2004 one third of our annual giving has gone to Big Brothers Big Sisters across the state, CASA, and a variety of other such organizations.

Early Bird Deadline: February 2

Thursday, February 15 from Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Voices of Philanthropy: Linda Tracy, Western Director, The Steele Reese Foundation

The Steele-Reese Foundation is a charitable trust committed to supporting rural communities and the nonprofit organizations that serve them in Idaho, Montana, and Appalachian Kentucky. Since its inception, the Foundation has maintained a focus on the unique challenges of rural living and on helping people build healthy, successful, and sustainable communities.

Early Bird Deadline: February 5


Webinar Prices

 Early Bird  Regular Rate 
 MNA Member Organization $30$35
 Non Member Organization $55$70

 MNA Members receive the best rate. Not a member? Learn more about joining here.





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