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The High Stakes Foundation

The High Stakes Foundation supports visionary people and organizations in Montana through grants and program-related investments. We fund transformational ideas that promote equality, climate change solutions, economic development, local agriculture, sustainable communities, ecosystem preservation and leadership.

We support small businessesequal opportunity, and resilient communities that are inclusive of everyone.

We are NOT currently accepting grant applications.
Our next grant cycle is open from August 1- September 1, 2021.  

As leaders of our own families, neighborhoods, and organizations, let’s work together to not only get through this but to envision and create the world we want to live in.  Crisis presents challenges and opportunities but it is a terrible thing to waste. Here’s to continuing to work together to build a better world, and a better tomorrow.


We support proactive solutions to protect the environment.


We champion increased opportunity and robust, sustainable local economies.


We encourage the next generation of Montana community leaders.


We value a vibrant, informed democracy and promote a just, equitable society.

Increasing the odds for everyone

We primarily provide general operating support grants to dynamic mission-aligned change-makers.
Annual application deadlines are April 1 and September 1.




Grant Application: We are not currently accepting grant applications. Our next grant cycle is open from August 1- Sept. 1, 2021.  
If you have any questions in advance of applying, please email us at or contact us at (406) 969-5865.


Previous Grantees

$7,000,000 (and counting!) in funds awarded.