High Stakes Foundation Grant

High Stakes Foundation

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: US $1,000 - US $30,000

Fields of work: Job Creation Entrepreneurship Climate Change Resilience Sustainability Social Justice / Human Rights Food Access & Hunger Energy Efficiency & Conservation Water Resource Management Civic Engagement & Education Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense

Location of project: Montana

Location of residency: United States

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NOTE: A letter of inquiry is required prior to submitting a full proposal. You will be notified within 30 days of the Letter of Inquiry deadline date whether your organization is invited to submit a full proposal.

About 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 believe in solutions which support vibrant, interconnected communities that give everyone in the local community a direct, long-term interest in the prosperity, health, and beauty of Montana.

Focus Areas

We support talented and skilled leaders and their organizations who are focused on:
Climate Change

We support proactive solutions to protect the environment.

Economic Development

We champion increased opportunity and robust, sustainable local economies.


We encourage the next generation of Montana community leaders.

Social Justice

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

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • An applicants must be an organization described in section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Activities supported by grants and program-related investments must be charitable, educational or scientific, as defined under the appropriate provisions of the U.S.
    • Internal Revenue Code and Treasury Regulations or fit the requirements for program related investments according to the IRS.
    • The foundation monitors grants through regular financial and narrative reports submitted by the grantee.
    • All grantees will enter a grant agreement with HSF.
  • We usually provide General Operating Support.
  • If you have received previous grants from High Stakes Foundation, we may ask that you take a year off from time to time to demonstrate your organization’s financial stability.


  • High Stakes Foundation does not fund:
    • Organizations that are NOT described as 501(c)3 non-profits;
    • Capital campaigns ;
    • Projects initiated or mandated by any order of government ;
    • Political lobbying ;
    • General social service organizations ;
    • Litigation ;
    • Research studies including species and habitat studies even if they fall within our climate change penumbra ;
    • Religious organizations ;
    • Hospitals or medical clinics.
  • No grant award shall exceed 10% of an organization’s total budget.