Support Our Kids and Teachers through the Target Range Foundation!

  • The Target Range Foundation was established as a charitable organization in the spring of 1995 by the Target Range School Board to provide an avenue for private support to enhance the school’s funding base from federal, state and mill levy dollars.  It is led by a volunteer board, with representation from Target Range School administration and teachers.

    Our Mission: To create an awareness of and encourage private financial support for the funding opportunities at Target Range School, while effectively managing gifts given for the long-term benefit of the School. We aim to support school needs that are outside the school budget.<

    Classroom Grants: Annually the Foundation Board will set a dollar amount available for the year.  Applicants are asked not to request more than $1000.  Extraordinary grants will be decided on an individual basis depending on funding.  For the 2011-2012 school year, the Foundation will award $5000 in classroom grants.  Each application will be reviewed following a standard protocol and will be evaluated individually on its own merit.  Additional "designated purpose" grants may become available and will be awarded based on the requirements set forth by the donation.   

    Types of Donations:

    • Our donors are primarily Target Range parents, community members and alumni.  Gifts can be made unrestricted or directed to a specific purpose, and for current use or to one of our permanent endowments (where only the earnings can be used).
    • By making your gift unrestricted to the Foundation, the Foundation Board will have the chance to make some of the Classroom Grants a reality.  You may also specify which particular funding needs you would like your gift to support.
    • Permanent endowments are funds where the original gifts are invested permanently, and a portion of the income earned is spent for the designated purpose.  The Foundation currently has two endowments, all held and managed by the Montana Community Foundation – one for the School’s general needs, and one that is ultimately to support foreign language instruction.  Some donors have chosen to support one of the endowments and take advantage of a Montana Endowment Tax Credit. 

    Past Purchases: The list below describes some of funding opportunities that have been made possible because of the generous donations of our community.  (See Photo Gallery)

    Reader Board

    Technology Hardware and Software

    Playground Equipment

    Smoke Detectors


    Extra-Curricular Activities

    Textbooks and Novels

    Sports Uniforms and Equipment

    Transportation for Field Trips

    DVDs and VCRs

    Curriculum and Project Materials

    Library Books

    Staff Professional Development

    Gym Floor Refinishing

    Musical Instruments

    Science Lab Interfaces and Equipment

    Yearbook Camera and Support

    Guest Speakers

     Ways You Can Give:

    • Write a check to the Foundation and indicate if you would like to support the Classroom Grants program, or if there is another funding priority you would like to support.
    • Make a pledge that can be paid on throughout the year – some prefer to give monthly, others quarterly or annually. 
    • Talk to the School or Foundation about the benefits of a Montana Endowment Tax Credit gift.
    • Pursue a matching gift, if you work for a company that will match your gifts to the Foundation.  To find out if your company will match your donation, check with your personnel office.

    All gifts to the Target Range Foundation are deductible to the extent of the law.

    Other Ways You Can Help: The Target Range Foundation is run by a volunteer board appointed by the Target Range School Board which includes a representative of the school board, a teacher, a school administrator, and two community representatives, but our success depends on the active involvement of parents and community members.  Several parents already provide their particular services to the Foundation, ranging from financial planning to graphic art to folding letters and stuffing envelopes.  The school administration can point you in the right direction if you’re interested in lending a hand!

    For more information, please contact us at:

    The Target Range Foundation

    4095 South Ave. W.

    Missoula, MT  59804


    EIN 81- 6079739

Last Modified on July 18, 2020