ACE (Assisting Charitable Endeavors) Grant

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Charitable giving from Montana State Fund. The 2001 Legislature granted Montana State Fund the ability to establish a charitable giving program to promote civic goodwill and enhance the success of selected worthwhile causes in Montana. As a working partner with businesses and their employees, independent insurance agents, medical providers and others throughout Montana, we believe it is our duty to support deserving projects that promote workplace safety and enhance the quality of life in our local communities. 

Online Grant Application

If you cannot apply for a grant online, or you have others questions, please contact Rita Naylor at 406-495-5292.

Criteria and Guidelines

The program you're proposing for an ACE Grant must meet these criteria:

The program fits within the scope of Montana State Fund' normal business and operations:

  • Grantee promotes workplace safety
  • Safety Trainings
  • Assistance with the purchase of equipment that enhances safety and community well-being
  • The program will result in a widespread benefit for a Montana community or the state as a whole
  • The program benefits a representative cross section of small and large communities across Montana
  • The program will have the potential to result in positive public communication about MSF and the ACE program
  • The minimum grant will be $250
  • The maximum grant on applications received will be $2,000

The ACE Grant guidelines are as follows:

All contributions will be a dollar-for-dollar match. The source of the dollar match must be identified on the application form and documentation included with application.

Your organization must be a qualifying non-profit, tax-exempt organization based in Montana. Grants will not be given to individuals, political, labor, or fraternal organizations, sports activities or for courtesy advertising purposes. Attach a copy of 501(c) 3 status with application.

Grant requests from organizations with a religious connection may be funded if the grant will be used for a secular rather than a religious function.

If the grant is being used for an activity or event, MSF will review all advertising before the event and be given the opportunity to identify opportunities to promote MSF, including use of the MSF logo in appropriate circumstances.

Please provide details of proposed project with itemized materials listed including cost breakdown (estimated cost if necessary).

Montana State Fund does expect that any funds awarded through the ACE program will be properly used in the manner specified in the grant application. We will require you to provide us with a final report and accounting of the use of funds within 30 days of completion of the project.

Applications for grants will be reviewed and awarded by the MSF ACE Committee on a quarterly basis. The Committee has the right to determine which grants fit the MSF philosophy.

Applications will be reviewed and processed within these time frames:

  • Applications received January - March will be reviewed at the April Committee Meeting.
  • Applications received April - June will be reviewed at the July Committee Meeting.
  • Applications received July - September will be reviewed at the October Committee Meeting.
  • Applications received October - December will be reviewed at the January Committee Meeting.

Additional Information

To make it easier to file your ACE application Online you will need several pieces of information/documentation available to complete the process.

  • A copy of your organization's 501(c) 3
  • A description of your organization
  • Documentation clarifying the source of Matching Grants
  • A description of your organization' need and reasoning for requesting grant
  • A detailed explanation of the proposed project with an itemized material list including cost breakdown

All of the above documentation may either be uploaded to the Online application or you can copy and paste your information onto the Online application.

After submitting your application you will receive an email message that your application was successfully submitted. We suggest you print a copy of your completed application for your files. If you have any questions about the process please contact Rita Naylor at 406-495-5292.