LCTHF accepting grant applications this fall

Submitted by Lindy Hatcher, Executive Director of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation

The Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation is accepting grant applications for its Lewis and Clark Trail Stewardship Endowment (LCTSE) through October 1, 2017, and its Burroughs-Holland/Bicentennial Education Fund (Burroughs-Holland Fund) through November 1, 2017. We are granting more than $40,000 this year in the LCTSE fund and $2,500 in the Burroughs-Holland Fund.

Lewis and Clark Trail Stewardship Endowment fund

The LCTSE fund provides grants focused on projects that preserve, protect, and interpret the natural, historic, educational, and cultural resources of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and Eastern Legacy Route. Available grants range from $1,000 to $7,500.

Ideal projects enhance public access, enjoyment, or knowledge of significant Lewis and Clark sites; protect, preserve, or restore threatened Lewis and Clark sites or resources at Lewis and Clark sites; involve partners, tribes, or youth groups; are sustainable and maintainable. The application deadline is October 1, 2017.

Burroughs-Holland Fund

The Burroughs-Holland Fund grants support programs for kindergarten to 12th grade students. These programs may include, but are not limited to, educational activities that get children out on the LCNHT, interpretive programs, and projects that connect people to the Lewis and Clark story. The grants range from $500 to $1,000.

Anyone developing projects listed above may apply including non-profit 501(C)(3) organizations, heritage organizations, tribal cultural centers, youth organizations, friends’ organizations, schools, etc. The application deadline is November 1, 2017.

How to apply

Application forms and more information can be found on the organization’s website at

Donate to a fund

To donate to a fund, visit or send a check to:
PO Box 3434
Great Falls, MT 59403

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