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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.


The vision of the West Yellowstone Foundation is to Build Community Together.  This is a constant work in progress as the target is always moving but through building relationships, collaboration and communication, the West Yellowstone Foundation and the West Yellowstone Community can work together to solve our unique, rural problems.  We focus on 7 target areas as we carry out our mission and vision: basic human needs, education, conservation, historic preservation, natural resources, economic development, and arts and culture.


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.

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mission focus


Basic Human Needs

Enjoying Nature



Graduation Ceremony


Analyzing Graphs

Economic Development

Elk Herd Grazing



Arts and 


Railway Tracks

Historic Preservation