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Make a Donation

West Yellowstone Foundation is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit. Your donations are tax deductible under state and federal tax laws. In making charitable gifts, we recommend donors consult with their tax and legal advisors.

Ways to give:

  • Cash or Check

  • Life Insurance Policies

  • Life Estates

  • Real Estate

  • Securities

  • Charitable IRA

  • Charitable Gift Annuity

  • Wills or Living Trust

  • Selling Stock


Montana Endowment Tax Credit



Originally enacted in 1997 as the Montana Income Tax Credit for Endowed Philanthropy, it encourages charitable giving to qualified endowments by offering incentives to Montana taxpayers. It expires December 31, 2026.


How it Works

The Montana Endowment Tax Credit allows donors to pay less in Montana state income taxes when they give a qualifying planned gift to a qualified Montana charitable endowment like one of the West Yellowstone Foundation’s permanent endowment funds or any of the nonprofit endowment funds held by the Community Foundation.  We would be pleased to connect you with our experts on Deferred Gift Annuities.

Alternative Ways to Donate
If you prefer not to donate online we gratefully accept other forms of donations.


  • Check by mail

  • Bank Transfer

  • Mailed credit card processing

  • Cash donation at the office

    West Yellowstone Foundation
    PO. Box 255, West Yellowstone, Montana 59758
    406 646 1152

We will be pleased to work with you and your tax advisor to carry out your philanthropic goals and assist in making sure you receive the maximum income and estate tax savings.

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