Welcome to the home page for the Helena Area Community Foundation!
The Helena Area Community Foundation is dedicated to providing funding from a permanent endowment to quality projects and nonprofits throughout the Helena area and surrounding cities.
Thank you to the community for a successful Dinner Out event.
Helena Area Community Foundation
The Helena Area Community Foundation (HACF) has named Ann Waickman as its
new Executive Director. “We are proud to have chosen an Executive Director with
extensive experience in nonprofit management and fund raising. Ann knows the Helena
Area well from her past work and we are confident that she will help us
move our mission of community service forward,” stated Jason B. Jewett, Chair of the
HACF Board of Directors.
A 25 year Helena resident, Ann worked as the Executive Director of Helena Food Share
for the last 14 years. Her previous Helena area nonprofit experience included the
Montana Dental Association and Rural Employment Opportunities.
“I believe that our community is at its best with a strong nonprofit community. I am
excited to take on this new challenge in support of the HACF mission,” stated
Waickman was raised in Ohio and spent her early career years in New England. She
worked in various fields including insurance, agriculture, and medical management
before focusing on the nonprofit sector. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame,
Ann is married to Montana native, John Moore.
The Helena Area Community Foundation provides financial support to quality charitable
projects benefiting the people and organizations in and around the Helena area. From
1999 through 2014, HACF has awarded more than $200,000 to more than 125 local
non-profit organizations, including the Helena YWCA, Augusta Volunteer Ambulance
Service, Lincoln Public Schools, Helena Food Share, and others. In 2015, HACF
established the Helena area Give Local campaign to help local non-profits use social
media and community building tactics to engage their donors and build support.