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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, Sep 25th - Dixon Melon NE Pale

New England Style Pale Ale with fresh Montana grown muskmelon

Friday, Oct 4th - Spruce IPA

Single Malt IPA conditioned with spruce tips

Wednesday, Oct 9th - Single Malt IPA with Juniper

Single Malt IPA conditioned with juniper berries

Friday, Oct 11th - Motueka Dry-Hopped Cream

Motueka hops are a descendent of Saaz hop, used mostly for its bold aroma of of lemon, lime and tropical fruits. A fantastic addition to Lagers, Belgian and English Ale