Montrose Area Foundation

Welcome to the Montrose Area Foundation website. We are one of more than 70 Community Savings Accounts in South Dakota. Even though we are an agent of the South Dakota Area Community Foundation, we are able to accept and administer charitable gifts, give good grants to our local nonprofit groups and organizations, and also give scholarships to hopeful young people from our region. Our volunteer board members work hard to ensure funds are going to groups and organizations that need it most.

Money Raised Here, Stays Here

A Community Savings Account (CSA) offers you an opportunity to give a perpetual gift to the community of Montrose. The fund is invested by the SDCF and 4.5% of the average value is available to give back to nonprofits each year. As the fund grows, so does our ability to make a local impact. Our board of directors gives grants to support basic needs and enhance the quality of life within and around Montrose Area.

Recent projects supported by MAF grant dollars include Legion Hall renovations, Fire Department/First Responder vehicle accessories, Montrose park improvements, and community events. In addition, the Montrose Area Scholarship Fund financially supports MHS graduates through its annual scholarship program.

Giving back to Montrose Area

Sometimes donors have questions about how to give back to their community. If you would like to give back to Montrose Area, but are not sure where to begin, contact the SDCF. Gifts may come in many forms: 

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Commodity (Grain, corn, cattle)
  • Land (Offset capital gains tax)
  • Automatic Bank Transfers
  • Cars, Coins, Collectables
  • Gift of Stock
  • Gift of Insurance Benefits
  • Gift of Retirement Benefits
  • Remember Montrose Area in your estate

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