The Montana Wildfire Relief Fund has now raised more than a quarter of a million dollars.

As of Tuesday, the fund had received 871 donations and now stands at $262,441.32. That figure includes a $50,000 donation from the Montana Television Network.

In addition, Mountain Sky Guest Ranch and Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation has donated $50,000, American Bank donated $10,000 and PureWest Christies Bozeman chipped in another $10,000.

Every donation – no matter how small it may seem – can help make a difference, and demonstrates that people across Montana and beyond care about the Treasure State and the people who make it special.

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Here are two recent examples:


This is a donation of $402.31 that was raised by our Roosevelt Elementary students, families and staff in Great Falls, MT. We did a 4 days 4 Firefighters Fund raiser this week and had different themes for each day and encouraged students to bring in a $1.00 each day for the cause. We celebrated with a Wear Red for Firefighters Day, Support the Wildfire Fund with Wild hair Day, We love the 406 Day (wearing Montana gear), and ending with Hats Off to Firefighters with a hat day.

The kids had fun and were able to make a contribution to a great cause!

Please add this to your Montana Wildfire Relief Fund,

Roosevelt Elementary
Great Falls, MT

Dear Montana Community Foundation,

The ladies of our Bunco group decided to all make a small donation at our game night this month to help an area that was dealing with a natural disaster. We have heard that you are dealing with wildfires out that way and wanted to send this $150.00 to you to use to help those who have been impacted by the wildfires.

The Bunco Babes
Clinton, Illinois 

More than 4,000 firefighters have been involved in the battle against the fires this season; two of them lost their lives fighting fires in western Montana. An estimated 1,295,959 acres have burned this year across Montana (as of September 20).

GIVE BY MAIL: Mail your check payable to the Montana Community Foundation, PO Box 1145, Helena, MT 59624-1145. Write “Montana Fire Relief Fund” in the memo line.

GIVE ONLINE: Click here