Building a sustainable future for Dawson County

Building a sustainable future for Dawson County

Greater Glendive Community Foundation
PO Box 1122
Glendive, MT 59330


Under the umbrella of the Montana Community Foundation

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Greater Glendive is working on revitalizing downtown.

Some of what we're doing is fixing things up, cleaning up, pulling weeds; things that anyone can do. Some of it is working with Dawson County Economic Development, the City of Glendive, and Building Active Glendive to make our downtown a place where people want to gather. Some require your thoughts as we set up a community visioning meeting and see successful projects from other communities like Phillipsburg, Watford City, Polson, and more. Some require a facelift on the fronts of buildings, like Bruce Miller taking down the outdated "Vogue Salon" just on his own. Thanks Bruce. We may be hiring a architecture class to take Glendive's downtown on as a project. We will leverage your donations with grants to pay for their trips out here to meet with folks to develop a beautification plan ,and have some incentive money for businesses to refurbish their facade.

First Project:

New photos in the Old Chamber Building windows by the Merrill & Towne traffic light. Enter one photo or more—we need at least 4 photos of people enjoying activities in Dawson County like hiking in Makoshika, fishing the Yellowstone, paddlefishing, motorbiking, enjoying the skatepark or splashpark.

The photos selected will be blown up and made into banners to hang in the windows of the old chamber building by our downtown traffic light. Submit your high-resolution photos electronically to Your name will be published with the banner and you can have it after it's been in the chamber windows for 3 years. If you don't have a use for it, we will keep it on public display around Glendive at the airport or in public lobbies.

See the results of the Old Chamber Building beautification on our downtown revitalization page!



The Greater Glendive Community Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of its latest grants. The $5000 given out in grants this year is credited to the generous community members responding to Wes and Deb Toepke’s challenge grant of $4000, and surpassing their goal to reach $25,000 by $10,100.

The Montana Community Foundation, which manages Glendive and 43 other community foundations and 550 charitable funds, offers annual incentives grants for community foundations to distribute if fundraising goals of certain levels are met. Glendive qualified for $5000 in incentive grants to give out to community projects. The money given by community members continues to grow in an endowment to leave a legacy that will continue to give back the interest to community projects.

From those that applied, the grant committee awarded $2000 to Glendive Legion baseball for grandstand cover and improvements, $1250 to Dawson County Arts Unlimited for roof repairs and creative arts for youth, $750 to Eastern Montana Community Concert Association for youth outreach so visiting musicians will present concerts and educational programs for students as well as the evening concert. Special Olympics equestrian program received $500 and Dawson Community College Little Buc's mentoring program received $500.

The Greater Glendive Community Foundation held a reception to honor donors and give out the grants at the Charley Montana Bed & Breakfast September 14 with special thanks to the Maxwells for opening their home. The board provided the refreshments.

Foundation President Kathy McLane said, “These monetary grants are matched by the planning, efforts and labor of the organizations who submitted them. It looks the kids of Glendive are the big winners here.”

To apply for a Greater Glendive Community Foundation grant, please download and complete our grant application.


2016 Improved the appearance of downtown Glendive and promoted tourism with photo wraps in old chamber windows at Towne & Merrill intersection by electronic events marquee.

Eastern MT Community Concert Association student education concerts

Glendive Splash Park

Beautification Committee: Fall '08 & Spring '09 clean-up

Community Gate: Covering broken windows in the GTA elevator

Dawson County Arts Unlimited: Roof repairs and creative arts for youth

DCC Little Buc's Mentoring Program: Lunch with students

Eastern MT Community Concert Association: Refurbished grand piano

Glendive Jaycees: Brett Fitch Memorial Skate Park

Glendive Legion Baseball: Grandstand cover and improvements

Glendive Special Olympics: Equestrian program

HUB City Pioneers: Start-up funds

Kool Kids: Playground equipment

Miss MT Scholarship Program: Add "Home of MMSP" to Glendive billboards

Parent Resource Center: Matching funds for grant