The Steele-Reese Foundation supports projects in the following areas that affect people in rural areas in Idaho, Montana, and Appalachian Kentucky: education; health; human/social services; the arts and humanities; and land, water, wildlife, and historic conservation/preservation. Applications from organizations operating outside of these regional or programming areas are not eligible for funding consideration. For information about how to contact us, or how to apply for grants, please see the appropriate pages of this web site.

The Steele-Reese Foundation will only fund projects that meet these guidelines:

Our Program Areas

The foundation operates in these specific program areas:


Overall Guidelines

The criteria that follow relate to each of the program areas listed above and offer guidance to prospective applicants.

Read Our Guidelines