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The Mission of the West Yellowstone Foundation is to strengthen the sense of community and to enhance the economic vitality in West Yellowstone and Hebgen Lake Basin, Montana.

West Yellowstone Community Foundation Established in 1992 by 

Steffi & Arne Siegel


West Yellowstone Foundation is a result of a visionary dream, hard work and the dedication of its Founders. There is no greater call than that to be of service of others. Join us as we serve our community!

The Foundation was formed as the first affiliate of the Montana Community Foundation. We are now joined by a collective of community affiliates, dedicated board members whose goal is being advocates for our children, elders, cultural heritage, natural environment, our economic vitality and for the great many visitors we welcome from around the world each year.  The charitable contributions made to the West Yellowstone Foundation have grown into endowments, scholarships, gifts, bequests and grants that serve our non-profits, our students, historic preservation efforts, artists, families, and endowments that serve us all.


Our community is unique because of its gateway to the world’s first National Park. Yellowstone National Park is a global destination known for its spectacular nature, fly fishing and geothermal features, including the largest super-volcano on the continent. Yellowstone National Park draws visitors from all over the world to our doorstep while our high elevation, deep snow and remote Montana niche keep necessary resources at arm’s length.


Join us in forming partnerships and allocation resources to set the stage for a better tomorrow. Unite with us in preserving and enhancing what we all love about our West Yellowstone region for generations to come.


Important Dates in 2022


January 10               Community Grant Applications Due 

January 31                Board Meeting

April 10                     Community Grant Applications Due

April 15                      First Time Student Scholarship Applications Due

April 25                     Board Meeting

June 15                     Returning Student Scholarship Applications Due

July 10                      Community Grant Applications Due                    

July 25                      Board Meeting

September 17         30th Annual Happening Fundraiser. Dinner and Auction                                                            

October 10              Community Grant Applications Due

October 24              Board Meeting



“Remember-take a little, leave a little and we'll all have some."

Arne Siegel (1932-2017)

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