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Our Partners



MCC members grow as leaders and stewards, and learn skills to care for forests, parks, wildlife refuges, wilderness, and other public lands across the Northern Rockies and Plains thanks for our partnerships with hundreds of local nonprofits and city, county, state, and federal agencies. Each partner provides meaningful service opportunities that deepen our corps members’ connections to the land, their sense of purpose, and ignite their aspirations.

Thank you to all of our partners for helping MCC develop the next generation of conservation stewards.

National Service Partners

  • With a mission to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering, AmeriCorps is the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps grants. Since 1993, AmeriCorps grants have supported our programs.

  • The Governor’s Office of Community Service works to promote and expand national service and volunteer opportunities in Montana and administers AmeriCorps grants made to Montana-based organizations.

  • The Corps Network is the national association for service and conservation corps, and provides critical leadership to the Corps movement and to our nation’s Service and Conservation Corps.

Government Partners

  • Since 2005, MCC has partnered with DPHHS through the Governor’s Warm Hearts Warms Initiative to engage MCC AmeriCorps members in providing hands-on energy assistance to families in need. Annually, MCC members install energy conservation measures in more than 1,000 homes.

  • Managing national monuments like the Upper Missouri River Breaks, pocket wildernesses like Beartrap Canyon, and vast recreational lands, the BLM is a valued partner offering diverse stewardship projects for members. The BLM sponsors MCC's Women's Fire Corps.

  • The Forest Service, an agency within the Department of Agriculture, is MCC's largest partner, with our crews and interns serving across the Northern Region, and also the Rocky Mountain and Intermountain regions. MCC's partnership span 21 national forests and grasslands.

  • The mission of the Bureau of Reclamation is to manage, develop, and protect water and related resources in an environmentally and economically sound manner in the interest of the American public. In the Northern Rockies and Plains.

  • The National Park Service preserves the natural and cultural resources of our country for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. With parks like Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Glacier in our region, our members serve in premier naturalparks in addition to historic sites like Big Hole and Little Bighorn Battlefield, and City of Rocks.

  • The US Fish & Wildlife Service is commited to assisting in the development and application of an environmental stewardship ethic for our society, guiding the conservation, development, and management of the Nation's fish and wildlife resources.

  • Montana State Parks preserve and protect our state’s heritage and the natural beauty for the benefit of our families, communities, local economies and out-of-state visitors. Our partnership with Montana State Parks is grounded in the legacy of the 1930's CCC which developed our first state park at the Lewis and Clark Caverns.

Nonprofit & Other Partners

  • The Montana Watershed Coordination Council (MWCC) cultivates broad-based support for community driven approaches to managing land and water issues. MWCC represents over 60 watershed groups in Montana and is our close partner in offering the Big Sky Watershed Corps.

  • Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana (SWCDM) is dedicated to serve and support Montana’s 58 conservation districts in managing Montana’s natural resources through program, technical expertise, and information sharing. SWCDM is our close partner in offering the Big Sky Watershed Corps.

  • This vibrant partnership brings young people to Glacier National Park to help steward this national gem. The Conservancy is also our close partner in supporting the Piikani Lands Crew, a crew program for young adults from the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.

  • One Track Mind calls upon nature, volunteering, education, and exercise to create opportunities for more people to experience the transformative power of mountain biking. One Track Mind partners with regional experts creating opportunities for local youth to develop skills to excel on the trail and in life.

  • The National Park Foundation is the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service. NPF supports MCC's efforts to engage indigenous youth in service on public lands of cultural significance to their community. NPF awarded MCC funds for a crew of young leaders from the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming serving in Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and the Little Bighorn Battlefield.

Philanthropic Partners

  • Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation has partnered with MCC since 2004. The foundation has been instrumental in engaging hundreds of Montana teens in volunteer service and learning.

  • The Kendeda Fund is dedicated to exploring how human beings can build a more just and equitable world, one in which we use resources wisely and relate to one another more mindfully. Since 2013, Kendeda has invested in MCC's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives, supporting staff development and training and scholarships to reduce barriers to participation.

  • MCC is the proud recipient of a NFWF grant through its Developing the Next Generation of Conservationists program. This initiative brings together public and private partners to support those organizations like MCC that are developing innovative conservation opportunities for youth on public lands.

  • The Cross Charitable Foundation shares our passion for helping youth become productive, contributing members of society. The foundation helps MCC offer Youth Expeditions to Montana teens at no cost and in engaging teens in service projects that steward wildlife habitat.

  • The Cinnabar Foundation is a private environmental grant-making foundation based in Missoula, Montana. Since 1983, Cinnabar has awarded more than 1,600 grants to organizations that protect wildlife, public lands, natural landscapes, waters and environmental quality in Montana and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

  • The Whitefish Community Foundation fosters philanthropy, endowments, and helps donors benefit the Whitefish community. Community grants have sponsored projects in local parks, and in 2020, MCC is participating in the Foundation's Great Fish Community Challenge to support our youth and leadership programs.

  • Applied Materials is working to build a more sustainable future around the world. We appreciate Applied Materials investments in MCC projects that improve recreation assets for all Flathead Valley communities.

  • Airbnb supports community organizations that advance conservation, sustainability and inclusion of all people. In 2021, Airbnb is helping kids get outside to grow inside

  • As a member-owned co-op, REI invests deeply in the outdoor community, supporting efforts that steward and maintain local trails and public lands and connect underrepresented groups to the outdoors. To learn more about the co-op’s investment, click on the REI Co-Op link above