The Community Foundation of Northern Rosebud keeps your charitable gifts local; local people serve on the board of directors and make grants to service organizations and projects that benefit the communities of Rosebud, Forsyth, Angela and Ingomar Montana. Generous donors have established a legacy of permanently endowed funds that now totals more than $600,000. The Foundation has provided grants to over 130 transformative projects.
The Foundation began in 2007 when the family of the late Swede Schlesinger, an Ingomar area rancher, honored him by creating an endowment in his name. This endowment is a permanent fund whose gains are granted annually to service organizations and projects in the four communities.
The Forsyth Aquatic & Recreational Fund began in 2018 to benefit the Forsyth Municipal Swimming Pool. The fund began with an anonymous gift from a donor who wanted to provide long term funds for maintenance and improvements for the heated, indoor pool; an amazing amenity for the Forsyth community and surrounding area. In 2020, the Foundation was given a challenge to raise an additional $25,000 by December of 2026. If it can raise these funds, it will receive a matching gift of an additional $50,000.00! Please consider the Pool Challenge when giving!
Mrs. Edna Olson left a bequest in her will that a gift be left to the Foundation specifically to benefit youth programs in Eastern Montana. In 2008, the Edna Olson Fund of $100,000 was established. The Foundation awards grants from this fund on an annual basis to worthy youth projects and programs in the area. Gains from this closed fund continue to grow and fulfill Mrs. Olson’s wishes.
The CFNRC is an affiliate of the Montana Community Foundation who professionally manages all funds. All donations are tax deductible and may qualify for the Montana Endowment Tax Credit. https://www.mtnonprofit.org/endow-montana/charitable-endowment-tax-credit/