Anaconda Community Foundation is proud to announce the 2024 Spring Grant Recipients:


$500 to Copper Village Museum and Art Center for their summer 'Art Camp' to be used toward scholarships for children whose families cannot affort the $100 tuition cost,
$1000 to Project Care for Food Bank Support,
$1000 to Pintler Pets for a Spay/Neuter Clinic to be held in September,
$1500 to Anaconda Community Involvement, Inc. for Camp H2o,
$1500 to Discover Anaconda/Anaconda Main Street for 'Bike Anaconda Day' on Sept. 5th,
$1200 to Anaconda Ensemble Theatre for 3rd Season Support,

The ACF board is also a 'Spotlight Sponsor' for the 2024 Anaconda Community Market,

Sponsor of the music for the Art Walk held in conjunction with Smeltermens Day weekend of events on August 9.

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2024 Spring Grant Round 

Thanks to many generous donors, Anaconda Community Foundation is announcing its Spring Grant Round is open on May 1st and applications are being accepted until May 13th, 4:00pm.  Over $310,000 has been awarded to Anaconda nonprofits since 2007 to build a stronger and in the future. If you are a 501c3 at work in the Anaconda area, your project requests will be reviewed by the Awards Committee and reviewed by the ACF Board for approval.   The application is available on the foundation  website at:  or call Lydia Janosko for more information at 406.563.5259.

Applicants must be tax-exempt, non-profit organizations as defined under Section 501c(3), public agencies or a unit of government.  Applications for projects of most interest to the Anaconda Community Foundation include those that benefit the most people within Anaconda/Deer Lodge County as possible, meet critical community needs and/or  requests for on-going operating expenses, with matching grants for endowment purposes.  Awards usually range between $250 - $1,500.

Items not eligible for Anaconda Community Foundation funding:  grants to individuals, testimonial dinners, grants to political organizations or purposes, religious organizations, requests that are discriminatory, or which pose an unacceptable conflict of interest to the community. 

It will also be a requirement that award recipients present activities briefly at a scheduled ACF Board Meeting. 


The ACF board of directors were honored with presentations from; Anaconda Community Involvement [ACI] for Anaconda Leadership Academy [ALA], and Discovery House. These two amazing organizations were ACF's 2023 fall grant award winners, along with Anaconda Ensemble Theatre and Simulation in Motion. It really is wonderful to hear how we are impacting our community.

Members of the ACF board are joined by Anne Calhoun, Zoe Hoscheid, Ada Calhoun.

ACF 2023 Spring Grant Award Winners Announced

The Anaconda Community Foundation recently awarded $5,000 in grants to local organizations and programs.  The money will be used throughout Anaconda to support Anaconda's youth, the vulnerable elderly, as well as the underprivileged in our community.  "The ACF Awards Committee and the ACF Board of Directors were very pleased with the quality of the grant applications and enthused about helping fund projects that will  make a difference in Anaconda," foundation director Lydia Janosko said.

Receiving $1,000 each:  Discovery House and Project Care for Anaconda Food Bank.  Yes - Youth Empowerment Services received $1,500.00, Toys for Tots $300.00 and Anaconda Family Resource Center $1200.00.

The ACF is grateful for the generosity of this community which allows for these grants to be awarded to Anaconda's hard working non-profits."  The mission of the Anaconda Community Foundation is to build a permanent financial legacy for Anaconda through the generosity of its citizens and friends in order to develop and maintain a thriving community forever. For more information contact Lydia Janosko at 406.563.5259 or visit

Past Grant Winners

ACF Grant Application Form for Download