Giving Back

Giving Back

Donations and Sponsorships Scholarships

IMDG Contributions


Along with providing revenue to promote economic self-sufficiency of our Tribes, IMDG also focuses on the overall well-being of our membership through capital investments for community-based projects that enhance the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation and support our local youth in a myriad of activities.

IMDG has assisted the Fort Belknap Community Economic Development Corporation by providing capital investment in the development Red Paint Creek Trading Post and Pantry. This community-based project will be a food cooperative that will provide healthy, fresh food in the remote community of Lodge Pole, MT. The projected opening of the store is in late spring of 2017.

IMDG is providing planning and technical assistance to FBIC in the development of a Wellness Center to serve the membership on the southern end of Fort Belknap Indian Reservation. This complex will house a running track, pool, exercise room, gymnasium, and space for various tribal programs, as well as cultural events.

IMDG was proud to be a Bronze Level Sponsor of $1,000 to Harlem Public Schools F1 United team. This team comprised predominately of tribal members from Fort Belknap who were back to back state champions in the F1 United competition. In 2016, they represented one of three teams to represent the United States in the F1 United International Championships. The received the Judge’s Choice award at the event and were the only team representing the United States to receive an award.”

Strengthen our community and develop resources 

within the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation that will provide a better future for our tribal members.


Our primary mission is to provide revenue promoting the economic self-sufficiency of the Gros Ventre & Assiniboine Tribes. We have another unique mission; to strengthen our community and develop resources within the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation that will provide a better future for our tribal members.

Our successful initiatives are working to develop human resources and community infrastructure that provide a better way of life for our Tribal members living and working on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation.

Island Mountain Development Group (IMDG) works to be a positive force in the fabric of our tribal communities. As our Tribal community continues to grow, we are committed to re-investing our greatest asset: The People!

We provide financial support to qualifying nonprofit organizations and youth based activities through direct grants and sponsorship.”


The IMDG Charitable Fund provides support to nonprofits and youth based activities through an application process in the following areas:

  • Community related activities or events that enhance the quality of life for the Aaniiih and Nakoda people
  • Education
  • Youth
  • Health and Welfare
  • Aaniiih and Nakoda culture
  • Arts

Island Mountain Development Group seeks to assist and provide opportunities to contribute to the health of our communities. We are proud of our contributions and will continually practice our cultural value of generosity.

Once the Donation/Sponsorship form is completed, it will automatically be submitted to IMDG.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Donation/Sponsorship process, please contact IMDG offices at (406) 673-3031

Submit Application Download Policy and Guidelines (PDF)

IMDG supports groups and organizations that operate in the following community sectors:


  • Community related activities or events that enhance the quality of life for the Aaniiih and Nakoda people
  • Education
  • Youth
  • Health and welfare
  • Aaniiih and Nakoda culture
  • Arts

Category Type


Donation applications will be evaluated on specific criteria to ensure that the policy achieves approved categories and is applied with consistency.

  • Category I   – Individual
  • Category II  – Team/Group/Club
  • Category III – School/Educational Institute
  • Category IV – Community-based Project/Event

Criteria


  • All requests must be submitted using IMDG’s Donation and Sponsorship Application.
  • All requests and supporting documentation must be submitted through the online application, email, fax, or hand delivered.
  • All requests must be submitted 30 calendar days prior to the event/activity.
  • Applicants must demonstrate fiscal responsibility and managerial competence.
  • Applicant must provide background information to support this request.
  • Priority will be given to projects that fulfill a recognized need and benefit the community-at-large.

Exclusions


The following ARE NOT eligible for support:

  • Advertising and promotions, including advertising solicited on behalf of another organization
  • Professional fundraisers working on behalf of an organization
  • Government Programs
  • For-profit Businesses
  • Any event that promotes drugs and/or alcohol

The Island Mountain Development Group Scholarship Fund was established to support educational opportunities for the Aaniiih (Gros-Ventre) and Nakoda (Assiniboine) People of the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation. IMDG’s mission is dedicated to creating a self-sustaining economy by striving to create opportunities for the Aaniiih and Nakoda Nation through business, jobs, and resource development. IMDG recognizes that in order to do so, we must invest in our future leaders. Our scholarship fund is one way we can accomplish that and promote our values of generosity, sustainability, and resilience.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Scholarship process, please contact IMDG offices at (406) 673-3031

2020-2021 Scholarship Application will be made available January 2020.

Strengthen our community and develop resources within the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation that will provide a better future for our tribal members.


Our primary mission is to provide revenue promoting the economic self-sufficiency of the Gros Ventre & Assiniboine Tribes. We have another unique mission; to strengthen our community and develop resources within the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation that will provide a better future for our tribal members.

Our successful initiatives are working to develop human resources and community infrastructure that provide a better way of life for our Tribal members living and working on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation.

Island Mountain Development Group (IMDG) works to be a positive force in the fabric of our tribal communities. As our Tribal community continues to grow, we are committed to re-investing our greatest asset: The People!

We provide financial support to qualifying nonprofit organizations and youth based activities through direct grants and sponsorship.”

The IMDG Charitable Fund provides support to nonprofits and youth based activities through an application process in the following areas:

  • Community related activities or events that enhance the quality of life for the Aaniiih and Nakoda people
  • Education
  • Youth
  • Health and Welfare
  • Aaniiih and Nakoda culture
  • Arts

Island Mountain Development Group seeks to assist and provide opportunities to contribute to the health of our communities. We are proud of our contributions and will continually practice our cultural value of generosity.

Once the Donation/Sponsorship form is completed, it will automatically be submitted to IMDG.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Donation/Sponsorship process, please contact IMDG offices at (406) 673-3031

Submit Application Download Policy and Guidelines (PDF)

IMDG supports groups and organizations that operate in the following community sectors:


  • Community related activities or events that enhance the quality of life for the Aaniiih and Nakoda people
  • Education
  • Youth
  • Health and welfare
  • Aaniiih and Nakoda culture
  • Arts

Category Type


Donation applications will be evaluated on specific criteria to ensure that the policy achieves approved categories and is applied with consistency.

  • Category I   – Individual
  • Category II  – Team/Group/Club
  • Category III – School/Educational Institute
  • Category IV – Community-based Project/Event

Criteria


  • All requests must be submitted using IMDG’s Donation and Sponsorship Application.
  • All requests and supporting documentation must be submitted through the online application, email, fax, or hand delivered.
  • All requests must be submitted 30 calendar days prior to the event/activity.
  • Applicants must demonstrate fiscal responsibility and managerial competence.
  • Applicant must provide background information to support this request.
  • Priority will be given to projects that fulfill a recognized need and benefit the community-at-large.

Exclusions


The following ARE NOT eligible for support:

  • Advertising and promotions, including advertising solicited on behalf of another organization
  • Professional fundraisers working on behalf of an organization
  • Government Programs
  • For-profit Businesses
  • Any event that promotes drugs and/or alcohol

The Island Mountain Development Group Scholarship Fund was established to support educational opportunities for the Aaniiih (Gros-Ventre) and Nakoda (Assiniboine) People of the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation. IMDG’s mission is dedicated to creating a self-sustaining economy by striving to create opportunities for the Aaniiih and Nakoda Nation through business, jobs, and resource development. IMDG recognizes that in order to do so, we must invest in our future leaders. Our scholarship fund is one way we can accomplish that and promote our values of generosity, sustainability, and resilience.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Scholarship process, please contact IMDG offices at (406) 673-3031

Scholarship Criteria & Application

2019-2020 Scholarship Application


APPLICATION AND ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION
MUST BE RECEIVED BY AUGUST 15TH TO BE CONSIDERED.

IMDG Contributions


Along with providing revenue to promote economic self-sufficiency of our Tribes, IMDG also focuses on the overall well-being of our membership through capital investments for community-based projects that enhance the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation and support our local youth in a myriad of activities.

IMDG has assisted the Fort Belknap Community Economic Development Corporation by providing capital investment in the development Red Paint Creek Trading Post and Pantry. This community-based project will be a food cooperative that will provide healthy, fresh food in the remote community of Lodge Pole, MT. The projected opening of the store is in late spring of 2017.

IMDG is providing planning and technical assistance to FBIC in the development of a Wellness Center to serve the membership on the southern end of Fort Belknap Indian Reservation. This complex will house a running track, pool, exercise room, gymnasium, and space for various tribal programs, as well as cultural events.

IMDG was proud to be a Bronze Level Sponsor of $1,000 to Harlem Public Schools F1 United team. This team comprised predominately of tribal members from Fort Belknap who were back to back state champions in the F1 United competition. In 2016, they represented one of three teams to represent the United States in the F1 United International Championships. The received the Judge’s Choice award at the event and were the only team representing the United States to receive an award.”