About Us

The University of Montana Foundation’s mission is to inspire philanthropic support to enhance excellence and opportunity at the University of Montana.

We are committed to our vision: the lives we change will change the world.

The Foundation is a separately incorporated 501(c)(3) organization that is governed by a Board of Trustees. The Foundation operates under an agreement with UM that is reviewed and approved by the Montana University System Board of Regents.

In fiscal year 2017, private support for the University of Montana totaled $84.5 million. Of that, $70.6 million came from gifts through the UM Foundation. An additional $13.8 million came through private grants to UM. 

Our core values guide us in all that we do:

  • We are passionate about delivering an exceptional donor experience

  • We inspire each other to do our best work

  • We act with integrity and respect

  • We innovate thoughtfully and with purpose