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The Foundation’s Small grants program has provided financial assistance for a wide variety of worthy projects that have benefited both domestic and wild animals. Assistance for projects is primarily dedicated to, but not limited to, the Helena area and surrounding communities.  In projects involving wildlife, FFA has served as a partner with the appropriate state and/or federal agencies that establish policies and regulations related to wildlife.

FFA does not grant to individuals, however, individual pet owners in need of financial assistance for spay/neuter or emergency veterinary care of pets may apply to the Foundation’s spay/neuter and emergency funds programs.  For more information click here.


FFA’s Small Grant applications are accepted throughout the year and reviewed by the FFA board quarterly.  For more information regarding the next grant review schedule, please contact the Foundation at 406 443-6532 or email your inquiry to  



$5,250 – SPAY Montana for the annual free spay/neuter clinic for pets of low-income pet owners in Helena.

$4,200 – Montana WILD

$1,500 – Fairground duck pond for supplemental feed that Mikal Kellner provides for domestic waterfowl abandoned at the Lewis & Clark Fairgrounds.



$10,000 – Montana Wild for the Ambassador Bird Program.

$5,000 & $4,800– Carroll College toward the purchase of veterinary equipment for the school’s new Canine Training Center and for sponsorship of 2 shelter dogs for the canine-in-training for the 2018-2019 school year. 


$4,200 – Montana WILD toward the development of an exhibit that provides a virtual tour of the wildlife center including viewing the wildlife at the wildlife rehabilitation facility.


$3,150 – SPAY Montana toward a free spay/neuter clinic offered to pet owners in need of financial assistance to spay/neuter a pet. 


$1,200 – Supplemental feed grain for the ducks and geese at the Lewis & Clark Fairground duck pond during the winter months.


$1,000 – Adopt-A-Species sponsorship (in partnership with Helena National Forest, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the Discovery Foundation) toward the cost of an annual Earth Day newspaper supplement highlighting student artwork and essays.


$695 – Montana Wildlife Rehabilitation Center for purchase of a safe-capture cannon net and portable nebulizer for field rescue operations.


The Foundation has been a long-time fundraising partner for projects at the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Wildlife Center, Montana WILD.  Recently, FFA donated $50,000 toward the building of a Raptor Flight Barn and $20,000 toward the development of an outdoor classroom Gazebo at the visitor center.

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If you would like to donate to the FFA Small Grant Program to help us help animals,

please designate your donation to “FFA’s Small Grant Program.”

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