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Shared Services: Discounts & Grants


First Book

First Book is a nonprofit organization working exclusively with programs and schools serving kids in need to ensure that they have access to top quality books and educational resources at deep discounts. Montana child care providers are invited to create an account. 

Food and Supply Source


Food & Supply Source members can save on supplies and services including office materials, bulk food, educational supplies, first aid kits and more

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Your one-stop teacher supply store, Lakeshore offers a huge range of teaching resources and classroom decor, plus high-quality classroom furniture, hands-on learning products and so much more.

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5% discount and free shipping on orders over $100!

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Community Investment Program Grants

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Grants are up to $50,000 for a wide variety of projects that improve the quality of life in communities in this area (essentially, anything but operating expenses). 


Grant deadlines:

  • June 1st, 2023 (First Round)  (1st

  • November 1st, 2023 (Second Round)


Only open to nonprofits in Rosebud, Custer, and Fallon Counties 

Learn More & Apply

Sample Foundation Capital Expenditure Grants

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The Sample Foundation is currently accepting applications for the 2023 grant cycle. The Foundation's mission is to provide grants to nonprofits in areas of health, social welfare and services for underserved populations. They only fund capital expenditures (i.e., items that depreciate such as equipment and building projects.) They do not fund capital campaigns, religious organizations, the arts, or operating expenses which include salaries, supplies, gas and subscriptions. Their grants average $3,000-$5,000.  


Grant deadline is August 1, 2023

Only open to nonprofits

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Raise Montana: Tech Grant (Currently Closed)


The grant is currently closed after awarding 19 grants to child care providers across the state.

Click Here to Be Notified When the Grant Reopens

Child Care Management Systems and Accounting Systems save providers valuable time and money by streamlining, centralizing and simplifying administrative tasks. Example features can include record keeping, attendance tracking, licensing compliance, enrollment management, tuition invoicing, payment tracking and much more. Or perhaps you and your staff would be more efficient at completing trainings if you had access to a laptop instead of a phone/tablet. Raise Montana provides grants to child care programs to implement new technology or subsidize existing technology to support programs. Grant availability is based on funding and may be limited. 

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