The Montana Chamber Foundation (MCF) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization run by the Montana Chamber’s executive director, Todd O’Hair, and the Montana Chamber Foundation Board of Directors. Established by the Montana Chamber of Commerce (MCC), the MCF provides an important structure for the MCC to fund business education and encourage entrepreneurship among K–12 and undergraduate students, participate in research projects, host events that promote economic development opportunities, and administer funds that support workforce development and entrepreneurship programs in the Big Sky State.
Who We Are:
The MCF promotes economic education, economic development, and community viability by developing tangible programs that connect the business and education communities.
The MCF helps educate Montanans about the fundamentals of business operations, business needs and responsibilities, and the contributions of business to society.
The MCF fosters strong and open relationships with members, legislators, and other state, local and federal entities to enhance our position as a credible, dependable and innovative organization.
The MCF promotes and improves the economic development opportunities of the state and its communities by participating in educational projects and research.
In 2017, the MCF brought to Montana Youth Entrepreneurs, a nationally recognized program that develops employability traits and instills economic and entrepreneurial principles in our future workforce.
Our annual high school business plan and pitch competition, The Prospects is a virtual statewide entrepreneurship competition with scholarships and cash prizes for high school students with new ideas and existing small businesses.