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October 11, 2013

MISSOULA – A University of Montana class, Engaging Social Responsibility through Philanthropy, will grant a total of $10,000 to local nonprofits this semester.

The grants will benefit local nonprofits and enhance the Missoula community. The class focuses on giving the monetary donations to nonprofits that operate within Missoula County and combat youth hunger or youth depression.  

Local nonprofits that fit the criteria are welcome to apply by Nov. 5. The forms can be found online at

The philanthropy class at UM teaches students about social responsibility and community building to address and resolve social issues. Students study the role of philanthropy and giving strategies to meet local needs. The class, which receives funding from the Learning by Giving Foundation, engages students in a philanthropic experience, allowing them to review applications and disperse grants.

For more information call Andrea Vernon, director of UM’s Office for Civic Engagement, at 406-243-5159 or email



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Contact: Andrea Vernon, director, UM Office for Civic Engagement, 406-243-5159,