Events and Announcements


Events and Announcements

posted Feb 18, 2016, 2:41 PM by Community Foundation of Northern Rosebud County


Spring 2016 Grant Cycle Announced: Over $10,000 per year…that is the amount the Community Foundation of Northern Rosebud County has averaged in granting funds throughout their service area since 2008.  During 2015, $10,700 was granted--awardees included The Forsyth Tree Board for Arbor Day Planting, Forsyth High School Track and Field for pole vault equipment and improvements, the Rosebud County Museum for the Pitman Trick Rider Saddle Collection, Forsyth Public School for iPads in the Elementary School, and Forsyth Health and Recreation (aka Friends of the Pool) for swimming lessons.  The improvements, enhancements and support from this Foundation has enabled small communities to access local funds without a lot of paperwork, loopholes and strict requirements.  Now is your opportunity to address a need YOU see in the communities that CFNRC services.

The Spring 2016 grant cycle for the Community Foundation of Northern Rosebud County will open Monday, February 1, with applications due by March 1, 2016.  Applications are available at First State Bank of Forsyth, or The Extension Office in the Rosebud County Courthouse.  Access to the applications is also available on the website at www.cfnrc.org.  Grants will be made for projects in the following areas:   Youth & Education, Recreation, Arts & Culture, Basic Human Services, Community & Economic Development, Natural Resources, Conservation & the Environment, Health Care Services, Emergency Services, and Historic Preservation.

CFNRC Grants will range in size from $100 to $2500. These grants are targeted for asset building in northern Rosebud County and the communities of Forsyth, Angela, Ingomar and Rosebud, MT. Projects that enhance the capacity of existing facilities, upgrade physical structures or increase the quality of life in a long term way would qualify. The vision would be to serve a broad spectrum of the population.  Evaluation criteria for funding includes the provision for a direct benefit to the local and area residents by enhancing the quality of life, the fact that the project has a measure of financial support by the community served, the project  addresses important unmet community needs and it demonstrates the applicant’s ability to develop partnerships.   

 Edna Olson Youth Grants will range in size from $100 to $1000. This fund grants moneys for projects specifically targeting youth, 18 years and younger. Due to the nature of youth activities, these grants are not strictly tied to the asset building of facilities, but more to the development of youth as our asset of the future.

Applicants must either be a 501(c)(3) or a tax exempt government entity (or) be fiscally sponsored by one of them.  For guidelines and application forms please go to www.cfnrc.org or call Jennifer Anderson at 346-7320.  

In conjunction with the current grant cycle, the Community Foundation of Northern Rosebud County is offering a grant writing workshop on Tuesday, February 9th, at 7:30pm in the Rosebud County Public Library.  In an effort to help every potential requester to be successful, the Community Foundation of Northern Rosebud County offers this free opportunity to learn more about grant writing and how to plan for, prepare and maintain grant funding from a number of sources.  Included in the insightful and timely training will be the history and purpose of the CFNRC, types of grants and eligible purposes, types of organizations that qualify, how to complete grant packages and key items to submit in competitive grant packages.  These topics along with how to find help in the granting writing process will be helpful now and on into the future.  For more information go to www.cfnrc.org or call Jennifer Anderson at 346-7320.

Be sure to mark your calendar for an informative, understandable and comprehensive aid to obtaining funding for YOUR next project! 

The Community Foundation of Northern Rosebud County - building the future, right here.

"I WILL" Estate Planning and Advance Directive Informational Workshop

posted Feb 14, 2015, 2:47 PM by Community Foundation of Northern Rosebud County   [ updated Feb 18, 2015, 8:53 AM ]


Spring 2015 Grant Cycle

posted Feb 14, 2015, 2:14 PM by Community Foundation of Northern Rosebud County

The CFNRC provides grants to qualified non-profit and charitable community service projects in northern Rosebud County and in the communities of Forsyth, Angela, Ingomar and Rosebud.  The new cycle for grant funding opened as of Monday, January 19th.  The grant applications are due by Monday, March 2nd.  Grants will be made for projects in the following areas:   Youth & Education, Recreation, Arts & Culture, Basic Human Services, Community & Economic Development, Natural Resources, Conservation & the Environment, Health Care Services, Emergency Services, and Historic Preservation.

CFNRC Grants will range in size from $100 to $2500. These grants are targeted for asset building in our service area. Projects that enhance the capacity of existing facilities, upgrade physical structures or increase the quality of life in a long term way would qualify. The vision would be to serve a broad spectrum of the population. 

 Edna Olson Youth Grants will range in size from $100 to $1000. This fund grants moneys for projects specifically targeting youth, 18 years and younger. Due to the nature of youth activities, these grants are not strictly tied to the asset building of facilities, but more to the development of youth as our asset of the future.

Applicants must either be a 501(c)(3) or a tax exempt government entity (or) be fiscally sponsored by one of them.  For guidelines and application forms please go to www.cfnrc.org/grant-application or call Jennifer Anderson at 346-7320.

....the school connection....

posted Jan 10, 2015, 11:38 AM by Community Foundation of Northern Rosebud County   [ updated Jan 17, 2015, 9:49 AM ]

CFNRC Executive Board Members Darryl Grogan, Cheryl Schwarzkoph, Celeste Rohrich and Eldon Rice


Friday, January 9th.....a wonderful success for the Foundation!  Plus, a great night for the Dogies as both the Varsity teams squeaked out victories against their cross-county rivals, the Colstrip Colts and Fillies.  With such a wonderful and supportive crowd, the Executive Board members spent the evening sharing the message of the CFNRC and how much has already been done through grant funding for the Forsyth Schools!  
A number of groups and organizations in the Forsyth Schools have been successful in winning grants (nearly $14,500!) from the CFNRC over the last few years…..some of those items include:
 -“Pedal” carts and impaired-driving simulation goggles to enhance Drivers’ Ed- "The students not only learn to drive....they learn to THINK!"
- A new drum set for the Band program - The former drum set was moved to the Elementary School "We hear them everyday!"
A new polevault pole, a
nd facility update, including important safety features, for Track - "Fewer times we must borrow from competing teams!"
- The future greenhouse for the FFA - It will be built near the current wind turbine by the bus barn.  "We can't wait to DIG IN, and make our thumbs green!"
- Updated DVDs, to support and strengthen the curriculum, , for the Library - "So happy to be in the 21st century after replacing all the VHS tapes!"
-Funding for continued Arbor Day trees and activities "Arbor Day has been observed in Forsyth for over 12 years.  Over 50 trees have been planted in the community....we plan doing many more in the future!"
The Community Foundation hopes to continue the strong connection with the schools throughout northern Rosebud County.

Forsyth High School/Middle School Principal Shelly Weight, Celeste Rohrich and 
Forsyth School District Superintendent Dinny Bennett



Celeste Rohrich, Darryl Grogan and Driver's Ed Instructor Steffani Grogan

Band Instructor Beth Hall, Eldon Rice, Gracie Tooke, Brandon Schnug and Logan Martens
Hunter Hollowell, Mr. Robert Engle, Ruby Kallenbach and Shaunessy Bidwell
Celeste Rohrich and FFA Students
Forsyth Schools' Librarian Molly Fay, Darryl Grogan, Eldon Rice and Cheryl Schwarzkoph

Foundation Night!

posted Jan 6, 2015, 12:30 PM by Community Foundation of Northern Rosebud County

The Community Foundation of Northern Rosebud County (CFNRC) has recently completed the most current round of grant funding through a competitive grant process that is open to any non-profit or community organization, school or government entity in the Forsyth, Rosebud, Angela and Ingomar areas.  In an effort to celebrate this accomplishment, the CFNRC invites everyone to Foundation Night, Friday, January 9th at the Forsyth High School.  The Foundation’s Board members will be on hand with cake and more info for those attending the basketball game between cross-county rivals Forsyth Dogies, Lady Dogies and the Colstrip Colts and Fillies. 

Throughout the games the CFNRC will be available to answer questions, discuss examples of previous grant winners, offer information regarding the competitive grant process, and, serve cake!  In addition, there will be information available about the large amount of work the CFNRC does for the area through education regarding charitable giving, wills, and other long lasting ways to support the communities we live in and care about.

Plan to join the celebration and see how the CFNRC has assisted the Forsyth Schools in acquiring needed equipment, such as a new drum set for the band, pole vaulting equipment and facility improvements for the track program as well as innovative programs to help educate students about drug awareness, safe driving and a greenhouse for the FFA program.  Not only will this special evening allow for the CFNRC to shine a light on the funds that have already been granted, but it may offer YOU an opportunity to seek funding for a project or need that is important to you. 

Come and cheer on the players and your favorite team, and learn more about the Community Foundation of Northern Rosebud County.  Foundation Night, Friday, January 9th, 2015 during the Forsyth/Colstrip basketball game at the Forsyth High School.

Fall 2014 Grant Cycle

posted Oct 23, 2014, 10:01 AM by Community Foundation of Northern Rosebud County   [ updated Oct 23, 2014, 10:01 AM ]

The CFNRC is honored to have the ability to assist those groups working so hard to build and support their communities in Rosebud County.  The current round of grant applications have been read, discussed, and determinations have been made.  Please be assured the announcement of successful grantees will be made in the coming weeks.  

Introducing Our New Name and Logo!

posted Jul 28, 2014, 12:27 PM by Community Foundation of Northern Rosebud County   [ updated Jul 28, 2014, 12:28 PM ]

It’s official. The F.A.I.R. Community Foundation has changed its name to the Community Foundation of Northern Rosebud County.  In addition to the name
change, the foundation is also pleased to introduce a new logo.  The transformation was a necessary one. When the organization was forming, a group of volunteers convened to wrestle with the task of putting together a name and face for the new organization. The F.A.I.R. Foundation was chosen as it represented the communities of Northern Rosebud County; Forsyth, Angela, Ingomar and Rosebud.  Over the years the foundation has grappled with a little identity crisis, as many
people associated the F.A.I.R. Foundation with the county fair, which are two completely separate entities.  Despite the name change, the foundation continues to strive to meet the changing needs of the communities within its service area. We believe the rebranding effort will help donors, granting recipients and the communities in general better recognize and identify the great work being done through the foundation.

Community Foundation Completes Another Successful Year

posted Aug 6, 2012, 3:27 PM by Community Foundation of Northern Rosebud County

    Forsyth; The F.A.I.R Community Foundation celebrated the culmination of another successful year at its recent general membership meeting and ice cream social, held the Stevenson community room in Forsyth.

  Board members reported the foundationwas successful in surpassing its local fundraising goal of$10,000to continue to grow the permanentendowment.Being an open,indecisive,and transparent membership driven organization, they reported some 269 individuals, organizations, and businesses become members this year, almost meeting the 300 member challenge issued by First State Bank of Forsyth. The bank will match donations for the first 300 members and so the membership drive will continue. 
    Building upon their very successful Community Conversation Leadership Grant, from the Montana Community Foundation, in 2010-2011,  the F.A.I.R, Community Foundation board was successful in receiving another MCF leadership grant, for 2012-2013, to renovate and upgrade the Rosebud Community Center building,  and the Forsyth C ommunity C enter, located in Forsyth Library basement. Now that those grant funds allocations have been secured, the Community Foundation will offer another competitive grants program this fall, with grant applications available shortly after Labor Day (September 3, 2012)  Eligible non-profit, and charitable organizations should be thinking about possible grant projects,as the foundation will offer grants up to $1000 from the F.A.I.R Community Foundation permanent endowment an additional $500 from the Edna Olson fund for youth.
    Among the highlights of the meeting uses and presentations by Nick Sessions, Eagle Scout candidate, from Boy Scout Troop number 252; Forsyth. Sessions explain his project, which resulted in a completed rebuild concrete landing pad for the Help Flight Medical helicopter of Forsyth Rosebuds Health Care Center. The Linpack now has a highly visible painted surface and solar powered landing lights which will work in inclement weather and in case of a power outage. This project was one of several that received funding from both the F.A.I.R Community Foundation and Edna Olson grant for youth.
    At the conclusion of the meeting, members in attendance elected new board members. Newly elected board members are;  Eldon Rice, Rosebud, replacing Gordon Dean. Ed Bukoskey, Rosebud, replacing Lane Buck. Celeste Rohrich, Harvard Valley, (representing Ing0mar) replacing Johnna Newman. Sherry Taylor,  Miles City, (representing Angela) replacing Keith Holmlund. These new board members join current holdover board members, Ellen Coker, Marvin Quinlan, and Jenell Martens, who replaced Linda Hubbard last year. Bard member serves three-year term. Officers will be elected at the next monthly board meeting, when all new board members can participate.
    The F.A.I.R  Community Foundation serves all of Northern Rosebud County the communities of Forsyth, Angela, Ingomar, and Rosebud. its geographic footprint includes all people who live in northern Rosebud County and live within the Forsyth and Rosebud school districts. it is an affiliate of the Montana Community Foundation, based in Helena.

F.A.I.R Image Gallery

posted Jul 30, 2012, 8:19 PM by Community Foundation of Northern Rosebud County   [ updated Jul 30, 2012, 8:28 PM ]

F.A.I.R CF 2011-2012 President Gordan Dean giving his farewell address at Annual Meeting: June 2012.
F.A.I.R. Community Foundations booth at the Rosebud-Treasure Co. Fair, June 19-22, 2012.
F.A.I.R CF Secretary, Ellen Coker, introducing Nick Sessions, Eagle Scout candidate, Boy Scout # 252: Forsyth. Sessions' Eagle Scout project involved rebuilding the HELP helicopter launching pad at Forsyth's Rosebud County Health Care Center and installed solar landing lights. F.A.I.R. CF and Edna Olsen Fund For Youth Grants supported his project.
F.A.I.R CF Board officer 2012-2013 year. (Left to right) Marvin Quinlan Jr ( Treasurer/Fund Rep.) Elden Rice (President) Ed Bukosky (Vice President) Ellen Coker (Secretary)

Community Foundation Elects New Board Officers!

posted Jul 30, 2012, 7:45 PM by Community Foundation of Northern Rosebud County   [ updated Jul 28, 2014, 12:22 PM ]

 Board members of the Community Foundation of Northern Rosebud County elected their officers to serve for the 2014-2015 year of the July monthly meeting. 
  Officers: 
  • President - Darrell Grogan
  • Vice President - Ed Bukoskey
  • Secretary - Cheryl Schwarzkoph
  • Treasurer – Celeste Rohric
Other Board Members:

                 Mark Boone – Ingomar Representative

                Celeste Rohrich – At Large Representative

                Cheryl Schwarzkoph – At Large Representative.


    Board members are elected to a rotary three year terms of office, by the foundation members at their annual June meeting. The foundation desires to have one member representing each of the four communities served- Forsyth, Angela, Ingomar, Rosebud, and an additional three "at-large" members from throughout the service area. the seven member board then elects its officers for one year terms of office.
   
              

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