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Mission, Priorities and Geographic Focus

The Sample Foundation is a private family foundation with a mission to provide grants
to non-profit organizations in the areas of health, social welfare and services for
underserved populations in Montana and legacy grants in Collier County, Florida.
Funding is limited to include the purchase of equipment and building projects
relating to the Sample Foundation’s mission and geographic area. We do not fund
capital campaigns, religious organizations, the arts, or operating expenses which
include salaries, supplies, gas and subscriptions

John Glen Sample and Helen S. Sample had the vision to establish the Sample
Foundation as a way to promote broad philanthropic objectives through grants and
investments in the areas of health, social welfare and services in 1954. The first
foundation office was located in Collier County, Florida and in 1977, the office was
relocated to Billings, Montana where it currently operates. For over 60 years, members
of the Sample family have continued the Foundation’s legacy, serving as volunteer
Trustees with the responsibility of reviewing and approving grant awards each year.


Joseph S. Sample and Miriam T. Sample


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