Cinnabar Challenge Grant

For the fifth consecutive year the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness has received a challenge grant from the Cinnabar Foundation. We are grateful for their continued confidence and support!

This year they have awarded us a $4,000 Challenge Grant. If we are able to raise $4,000 from our supporters, we will receive that amount from Cinnabar, resulting in $8,000 to support our outreach efforts. We have met the challenge in each of the last four years. So if you are considering a contribution to the Friends of Scotchman Peaks to assist us in our efforts to protect the Scotchman Peaks as Wilderness, then this is the perfect time to send in that contribution!

Your individual contribution, no matter how large or small, makes a big difference. Any amount helps.  In fact, small contributions from as a large number of people not only helps to spread the support around, it helps to show that a large community is actively involved and support the designation of the Scotchman Peaks as Wilderness.

Your contribution will help us protect the Scotchman Peaks, for our families, for tomorrow.

We would like to raise this money by October 1st, but the sooner we reach our goal of $4,000 in individual contributions, the sooner we will benefit from Cinnabar’s match – so, don’t delay!

Fundraiser Progress - 2010
You can follow our progress by clicking on our Fundraiser Progress Graphic.

The Cinnabar Foundation was created over 25 years ago by Montanan’s Len and Sandy Sargent and is Montana’s own home grown conservation fund.  The Foundation awards grants to groups like ours, crusading to protect Montana and the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem. The Sargent legacy lives through the work that we are doing, and we believe they would be proud of our efforts to protect the Scotchmans.

Check back here to monitor our progress in achieving this matching grant, and watch our goat climb that mountain!

Thank you!

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About The Author:

Phil Hough is the Executive Director of the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness.

He has hiked the "triple crown": the Appalachian Trail, Continental Divide Trail and the Pacific Crest trail (twice). He has also paddled the length of the Yukon river. Phil's love of wilderness guides him as he works to save the incrediblly wild Scotchman Peaks, one of the last and largest roadless places in northern Idaho and western Montana.

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