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Community Monday

Helena Area Community Foundation

Monday, October 7th

The Helena Area Community Foundation was started in December 1994 under the under the legal and administrative umbrella of the Montana Community Foundation (MCF)as the Lewis and Clark Community Foundation serving residents of Lewis and Clark County. MCF was established in the late 1980s and its formative years generated energy in local communities all over Montana. Ultimately, that energy resulted in the formation of nearly 90 local community foundations that virtually cover the map of Montana. MCFs volunteers and staff, supported by significant grants from the Ford Foundation and other national foundations, worked to create and nurture many of those local community foundations.

In 2001, under the dynamic leadership of Lizzie Range Schueler and other leaders, HACF was restructured to incorporate as a Montana nonprofit corporation and obtain its own tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status from the IRS. Since then, HACF has been awarding grants to local nonprofits and engaged in other community-building activities. As the Foundation grew, it became clear in 2013 that the residents who call this area home extend beyond the reaches of the County and include Northern Jefferson County and Western Broadwater County. Thus, the Foundation became the Helena Area Community Foundation.

On Tap Today

On The Beer Engine This Week

Wednesday, Jul 24th - Symphony Pale dry-hopped with Amarillo hops

Brewed to support the Symphony Under the Stars, this version of the Symphony Pale is dry-hopped with Amarillo hops. Amarillo have a very distinct orange flavor as well as some tropical fruit.

Friday, Jul 26th - Honey Sage Kolsch

Kolsch Style Ale with fresh sage and local honey.

Wednesday, Jul 31st - IPA with Spruce Tips

Singlemalt IPA conditioned with spruce tips.

Friday, Aug 2nd - Cherry Berliner Weisse

Berliner Weisse with fresh cherries. Berliner Weisse is a light German ale with slightly tart flavor and low alcohol content.